"I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” — Wendell L. Wilkie
The honor of God and Country is what patriotism is to me. Too often, these two receive blame for anything that's wrong, but there is a whole lot that's right.
Here are some things I love about God & Country.
*Both give me the opportunity to know God.
*Both give me freedom to embrace faith or to reject it.
*Both the me the privilege of having a family, defining my family, loving that family, and sharing my family.
*Both provide me with non-biological family so that I don't have to do life alone (Church/community).
*Both encourage me to love my neighbors.
*Both define neighbor as people who are like me and who are polar opposites of me.
*Both have values that teach ethics, morality, and common decency.
*Both encourage self-lessness, generosity, and compassion.
*Both give me the opportunity to be my best self--to use my gifts and talents, to learn & grow, to try new things, to experience life & beauty, to love the me that I am..
I'm proud to be a Christian and an American for both declare freedom for me.
Tip/Tidbit: Spend some time this weekend showing patriotism. Stop to look at flags. Wear red, white, and blue. Sing the National Anthem. Sprinkle blueberries and strawberries on vanilla ice-cream. Read quotes from or biographies about our forefathers.
DECORATE WITH RED, WHITE, & BLUE.
>cluster items together.
>showcase with lighting
>add the cheap to the nice
>use an item in an unexpected way
>place something on or by the door.
>collect from nature