Declaration

© Jeanne E. Webster All Rights Reserved

I heard the moaning of hills and valleys,
The discord beneath these United States;
Utter turmoil heaves up the sod and dirt,
While sacred blood and bones, it obliterates.

July fourth, seventeen hundred seventy-six,
A declaration was solemnly laid down,
Ending in the absolution of all our past
Allegiance to the tyrannical British Crown.

“When in the Course of human events…”
It published solemnly, and boldly declared
“…we hold these truths to be self-evident…”
(Down the barrel of a British cannon we stared.)

“…that all men are created equal,” it avowed
With “unalienable Rights,” by their creator,
“…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The British government soon shouted, “Traitor!”

We prayed “protection of divine Providence,
And mutually pledged each other our Lives,
Our Fortunes and our sacred Honor,” too;
For “freedom and independence” we strive.

May we gives thanks to God for His provision of such stalwart forefathers who began the framework for this great nation. God bless these United States!

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God bless America,

Land that I love,

Stand beside her and guide her

Thru the night with a light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies,

To the oceans white with foam,

God bless America,

My home, sweet home.

God bless America,

My home, sweet home.

Oh! Thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!

Blest with victory and peace,

may the heav’n rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

And this be our motto:

“In God is our trust.”

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

~Irving Berlin

AMEN!

Have I Told You Lately . . .?

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© 2015 Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved.

 

Thank you for:

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Family and friends with caring hearts

Home and pets that welcome me there

Life in America and precious freedom

Knowledge and common sense all around

Financial means and fuzzy hugs

Tender relationships and heart touches

Warm clothes and a healing body

All these I hold dear, Lord.

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Thank you…..but . . .

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Have I told you lately that I love you?

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Lord Jesus, my Savior and King,

I LOVE YOU!

 

Let Freedom Ring . . .Let God Reign

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My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

~Samuel P. Smith

 

My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty,

O thee I sing;

Land where my fathers died,

Land of the pilgrims’ pride,

From every mountain-side

Let freedom ring.

 

Our fathers’ God, to Thee, Author of liberty,

To Thee we sing;

Long may our land be bright

With freedom’s holy light;

Protect us by Thy might,

Great God, our King.

 

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God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

~Daniel C. Roberts

 

Thy love divine hath led us in the past;

In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;

Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay;

Thy word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

 

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,

Be Thy strong arm our ever-sure defense;

Thy true religion in our hearts increase,

Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

 

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,

Lead us from night to never-ending day;

Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,

And glory, laud and praise be ever Thine.

 

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Battle Hymn of the Republic

 

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He has loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on.

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Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.

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I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
“As ye deal with my contemnors, so with you my grace shall deal;”
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
Since God is marching on.

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He has sounded from the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

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In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

His truth is marching on!

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God bless America

God bless America,Land that I love,

Stand beside her and guide her

Thru the night with a light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.

Oh! Thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.


Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

AMEN!

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I Know…I See…My Heart Yearns!

 

Resurrection Fireworks

© Jeanne E Webster

 

“I know that my Redeemer lives, and one day…though worms shall destroy my body, I shall see God with my own eyes and behold Him.  How my heart yearns for that day!”  (Job 19:25-26)

Christ’s atoning death paid the ransom for all sins… past, present, and future.  His redemption freely gives believers a multitude of everlasting gifts.  Read through Paul’s letter to the Romans. It is a glorious display of bedazzling “fireworks” for the spirit of every believer.

Justified by our faith in the resurrection of Jesus our Lord, we have:

PEACE WITH GOD,

ACCESS INTO HIS GRACE,

HOPE IN THE GLORY OF GOD,

TRIUMPH AMIDST TRIBULATIONS,

PATIENCE,

CHARACTER,

THE LOVE OF GOD,

RECONCILIATION WITH GOD,

JUSTIFICATION OF LIFE,

RIGHTEOUSNESS INTO ETERNAL LIFE,

HOLINESS,

NEWNESS OF SPIRIT,

DELIGHT IN GOD’S LAW,

FREEDOM FROM CONDEMNATION,

FREEDOM FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH,

THE INDWELLING OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD,

THE QUICKENING OF OUR MORTAL BODIES,

THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION TO BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD,

BECOME HEIRS OF GOD,

BECOME JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST,

REDEMPTION OF OUR BODIES,

INTERCESSION BY THE HOLY SPIRIT,

PROPHECY,

MINISTRY,

MERCY,

CHEERFULNESS,

AGAPE LOVE,

FERVENCY IN SPIRIT, SERVING THE LORD,

STEADFASTNESS IN PRAYER,

HOSPITALITY,

HONESTY,

COMFORT,

CONSOLATION,

GOODNESS,

KNOWLEDGE,

IMMORALITY,

HONOR,

JOY,

WISDOM,

AND FAITH IN GOD’S PROMISES.

What a Redeemer!  Christ lives, today and forever.  And so shall we.  Amen!

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Psalm 126: 1-6 “When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing.

Then said they among the nations, ‘the Lord has done great things for them.’  The Lord has done great things for us, that’s why we are glad.

Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

 

Have you ever been so captivated by something to the extent you appear to be dreaming? Sure, you have. Whatever captures our attention is a captor. Captors can be physical things and events as well as mental things. Or both at the same time.

 

In the scripture above, the Israelites had been released from captivity, and the joy they experienced made them feel they were dreaming. They began to laugh and sing after many years of physical captivity by their enemy, but also experienced a release from the mental captivity of despondency and depression. I imagine they even danced a bit. We could even say they became captivated by their joy and newfound freedom.

 

In the year 1991, I was captivated by a deep worry and dread of losing my oldest son in the Persian Gulf War. He was serving our country there in an army missile battalion, and my worst fears became captors of my inner peace and joy. I prayed this psalm one night, inscribed it in my Bible, and immediately felt released from that god-awful fear. I sang hymns and thanked the Lord for answering my prayers. Such was the assurance of my son’s safety that my spirit was jubilant, and I wept tears of joy and gratefulness.  

 

How sweet it is when the Lord allows us to sense His “great things” happening in our lives. For a time we are bent down and weeping, then suddenly we sing to our heart’s delight. That precious seed, prayer, returned with rejoicing, bringing my sheaves of joy,  still intact. Thank you, Father, for your loving kindness. As in a dream, on May 5, 1991, my son stepped off an airplane onto American soil once again, whole and unharmed.   Amen.

 

~Shalom