Thursday, July 10, 2014

Free to Worship.....

Last Saturday morning, I sat outside on our front porch swing and did my devotions.  I've started to term that swing my "peaceful place" because when I get a bit stressed, I can go out there and sit and it seems the stress starts to melt away (and it doesn't hurt when Pappy sits there with me). As I sat there and pondered on it being the 4th of July weekend and what that "holiday" means to Americans, I thought about how blessed we are to live in a free country where we're able to take our Bible outside and sit and read it without the fear of possibly being arrested.  Oh, what a privilege to live in America.  I saw this picture yesterday and it brought a smile to face and reminded me of our freedom to worship......
Little girl worshipping God

One thing that can never be taken away from us,
no matter what should happen to America in the future.....
is prayer.  We can pray anytime, anywhere, even without anybody knowing it!!

And, speaking of the power of prayer......
I'm asking you to pray for my precious friend, Teresa.
She has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
She was in the hospital earlier in the week,
but was sent home with hospice.
Please pray for her and her family.
She knows the Lord.....
she has HOPE!

Breathing in Grace,



  1. Praise the Lord for our freedom to praise and pray. I am so grateful and this has reminded me that at times I take that freedom for granite! Thank you my friend for this gentle reminder. Praying this morning for your sweet friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Yes, Deb, we are indeed blessed to live in America where we still have the freedom of worship. I will definitely be remembering your friend Teresa in my prayers.

  3. Hi Deb! Oh yes, I will pray for your precious friend. My mom died of pancreatic cancer, so I know how hard it can be. I know you will be a wonderful support to her with your prayer.
    Thanks be to the one who decided I could live in the USA. When I see all the orphans and widows of war on the news, I can't help but wonder where I'd be if I was born in Serbia or Afghanistan. They all need our prayer too.
    Blessings on your tender heart,

  4. Beautiful thoughts and words here today.

  5. Precious picture! Amen to what you said! Praise the Lord! Praying for Teresa. Have a great day sweet lady!


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