Tag Archives: 4th of July

What is Freedom?

July 4th is Independence Day in my country, the date on which we officially celebrate our freedom. But that’s not enough. Freedom must be celebrated, protected, and exercised every day. Freedom is Necessary “Life without liberty is like a body … Continue reading

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Freedom

It has a price: “The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~Thucydides “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not … Continue reading

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My Declaration

(See below for video) Who doesn’t love fireworks? As a kid, I loved to watch things burn. No, I wasn’t a pyromaniac. Just a boy. (Is there a difference?) I’d douse my old model planes in lighter fluid and stage … Continue reading

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To Celebrate…or Not?

Today is the day America celebrates its founding. I wasn’t going to post anything. But then a Facebook friend announced that, as a follower of Jesus–and therefore as a citizen of no earthly kingdom but rather of God’s kingdom–he steers … Continue reading

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My Declaration

(See below for video) As a kid, I loved to watch things burn. No, I wasn’t a pyromaniac. Just a boy. (Is there a difference?) I’d douse my old model planes in lighter fluid and stage air disasters. I’d cheer … Continue reading

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Today’s episode of The Wishing Map has been postponed in recognition of the 4th of July! The next episode will be posted Wednesday, July 8 Meanwhile, enjoy this post and video: Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day!

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”    ~Alexis de Tocqueville “Set free the oppressed and break every yoke!”   ~Isaiah … Continue reading

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