Two more beautiful messages!

I'm surprised, and pleased, at so many people who have commented on my blog today. I didn't expect many to be online on the holiday. We really had no plans for the day, just enjoying a quite restful day at home. We may go out later and buy a sub sandwich to take to the beach for a picnic since the weather continues to be very nice. I think that may be a good substitute for hot dogs and apple pie!

Today I received the following two things on email and would like to share them with you. I hope the music works (I haven't tried to do this before, you know I'm technically challenged!!)


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I really like Joel Osteen's devotional today, I hope you will too:

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Osteen
Today we celebrate Independence Day in America. July 4, 1776 was the day America declared independence from Britain, but the battle for freedom went on until 1783—seven years later. Even though they declared their freedom in 1776, they had to stand and fight for many years before the British would accept and recognize the United States of America.

In the same way, we have to be determined to stand against the opposing forces in our lives. We have to declare our freedom from addiction, poverty, sickness and lack. We have to stand and fight until we fully experience that freedom and peace that God has promised. I love what the early colonists did once they signed the Declaration of Independence. They read it out loud in public. They published it in the newspaper. They spread the word. They continued to declare and celebrate even though they were in the midst of the battle. Whatever battle you may be facing today, declare that you are free. Declare that you are an overcomer. Celebrate the victory that is on its way! As you stand strong and declare your freedom, you will experience His victory and you will live in true freedom all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for setting me free in every area of my life. I declare today that nothing can hold me back. I declare that I am free from sickness, poverty, lack and addiction. I declare that You have set me free and thank You for freedom in every area of my life. In Jesus' name, Amen.



Betty said...

Another very nice post, Katherine. The music did come through on the video. I enjoyed it.

We didn't do anything special today either. We have just been home taking it easy. We may go to the park tonight to watch the fireworks.

Mary said...


An awesome post. The graphic is beautiful and your plans for the day sound perfect.

Take care and enjoy the time you've chosen to relax.


ceekay said...

Beautiful. Thank you and enjoy the sub!

Cathy said...

I posted that same video on my blog once, Katherine. And I do like the message from the Osteens. Your picture is also very pretty.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Katherine, Great and powerful post! The musical video was amazing! Glad you invited me to come back over to hear it! The image of Jesus holding the lamb through the middle was so touching! The Olsteens devotion was really good!

Hope your 4th was great, and you enjoyed your picnic! :)

Hugs, Rhonda

Cottage Rose said...

My first time on your blog. I really do like your site, and your post. Your prayer was very sweet and honest. I will be back again. Enjoy the week ahead. Very nice to meet you.