4th of July Freedoms

Today is a day to celebrate the freedom we have in America and give thanks for the gifts this freedom brings. Here are three books I’m reading today that remind me of my freedoms:

1. I usually start my day with the Bible and a little devotional book called Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young who writes as if Jesus were speaking right to me. The daily thoughts are referenced back to the Bible. These two books give me treasures about God, His people, the world, and my life. Today’s message shares that “The greatest blessing is nearness to Me–abundant Joy and Peace in My Presence. Practice praising and thanking Me continually throughout this day.” I’m thankful to have the freedom to read God’s Word!


2. First Come, First Served. . .In Savannah is a Savannah cookbook, which had belonged to my Mom. One of my goals for the summer has been to try some new recipes. I’m thankful for the freedom to shop at grocery stores filled with food and for farmers’ markets overflowing with yummy fresh finds. Have you tried a new recipe this summer? Please share!

3. Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken, which is about Louis Zamperini’s World War II experience and survival, has been an eye-opening look into the horrors and evil of war and a detailed look into intense human suffering. The cover page says it ends in redemption and I can’t wait for that.

So what freedoms are you thankful for, or what books have you read this summer? Enjoy the freedoms this holiday brings in America!


2 thoughts on “4th of July Freedoms

    • Thanks, Melanie. We (I) have so much to be thankful for in America that I often take for granted. As is often said, freedom, in this life or the next, is not free.

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