Why we celebrate and thank God today…

 O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

(verse 3 of “America The Beautiful” – And what I pray for our country today…)

And to every reader who has served this country in the Armed Forces, or who has remained at home and prayed desperately while a loved one has served this country, I humbly and gratefully thank you.  May the Lord bless YOU today as your life has so blessed the United States of America.

With love,

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I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at SmellingCoffee.com


  1. So thankful for the men and women who serve in our military. Too many have lost their lives for our freedoms.

    blessings and love,