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The Weekend Brew: Of Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness

4thJuly

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. – from the Declaration of Independence, adopted July 4, 1776.

I am thankful today for the men and women of this country, who fight and give up their own lives so that I can be free.

I am thankful for God, without which no man would be free.

Let’s remember to pray for America today.  God pursues her diligently, and is calling her back to Himself.  He is seeking those with a heart of repentance, those who would stand in the gap and cry out for mercy.

Mercy for the unborn, robbed of their right to life through abortion.

Mercy for the women and children held in captivity, robbed of their right to liberty through human trafficking.

Mercy for those held in deep despair, who have been robbed of their right to pursue happiness.

A child has a right to be born and live the life God intended for him/her.

Women and children have a right to be free, to live their lives without fear of being controlled and manipulated.

The hurting and struggling, they have a right to pursue happiness, and in the pursuing they will find God.

He gives life.

He brings liberty.

He (and he alone) brings happiness and everlasting JOY!

Come Lord Jesus to America.  We need you!

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25 Comments

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    Madelain
    July 4, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Amen Barbie! What a great post and I am thankful too. Our Hope is in the Lord!! Joining in prayer with you today for our country.
    lovelove and blessings xo
    Madelain recently posted..Freedom for 238 years

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      Barbie
      July 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Madelain!

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    Michelle
    July 4, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I agree! Thank God for the men & women who give of themselves so we can be free.
    Thank God for Salvation through Christ Jesus!
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      Barbie
      July 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Have a blessed 4th of July Michelle!

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    Joan
    July 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

    God has blessed this country so much since its beginnings. But, just like the Israelites did centuries ago, many have turned away. We’re in a bit of a wandering time now. But, I pray that we come to our senses. Let America bless God!
    Joan recently posted..The Obvious Path

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      Barbie
      July 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      AMEN! That is my prayer too Joan!

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    Bert Hoesman
    July 4, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Amen. Couldn’t have said it better. 🙂
    Bert Hoesman recently posted..God is calling, will you answer?

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      Barbie
      July 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Bert!

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    Mary Geisen
    July 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Praying for freedom for all today – freedom from persecution, freedom from physical disabilities, freedom from feeling unloved and the list can go on! I do believe that God pursues us and America. He has never stopped believing in us and now it is our turn to the do the same by believing in Him. Happy 4th, Barbie!
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      Barbie
      July 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      Have a beautiful day Mary!

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    ~ linda
    July 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Oh, how fine, Barbie! The truth of the beginning of this nation, God’s Truth, and the reminders of those who are still fighting today for the freedom that we too often take for granted. I am not doing that these days, I am glad to say, though. I completely agree with the final words of this post – oh, how we need our LORD right here and now. I find myself saying, “Come LORD Jesus, come.”
    May we celebrate the freedoms that Christ has given to us, ~ linda
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      Barbie
      July 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      That is my prayer too! Have a blessed 4th of July!

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    June
    July 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Well said, Barbie! I’m glad to be back linking up this week – have a blessed holiday weekend!
    June recently posted..Inspired by . . . democracy

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    Denise
    July 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    There are so many in need of prayer during these troubled times; amen Barbie! Thank you for this beautiful tribute to our country; we also have so much to be thankful for. Our God is an awesome God!

    Blessings; have a wonderful holiday weekend!
    Denise
    Denise recently posted..It’s My Party!

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    Joanne Viola
    July 5, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Beautiful, Barbie! I am so grateful for the freedoms given to both by our country & by our God. May we be faithful to pray for our country today & every day! Have a wonderful & blessed weekend!
    Joanne Viola recently posted..Identity, Summer & Life

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    Heather @40YearWanderer
    July 5, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I can’t see the entire new theme (but at least I figured out how to get my comment to go through finally – lol) since I’m on my phone, but I love that rose. 🙂

    I’m ever so thankful and pray consistently for Christ followers to raise up their voices for all oppressed. Especially close to my heart is abortion. My abortion experience opened my eyes. It’s been one of my most read posts and I understand why. I’m tackling it in my book too. Our voices NEED to be heard as God leads. Thank you, Friend, for heeding His call here.
    ❤️,
    Heather
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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    July 5, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for this post Barbie….praying our nation wakes up soon.

    I love your new look here. Sweet!!!!
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    Dolly@Soulstops
    July 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Barbie,
    Amen…Thanks for a great post 🙂 Hope you had a great 4th of July with your family and friends 🙂
    Dolly@Soulstops recently posted..What is worse than a fever? (& the cure)

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      Barbie
      July 5, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks Dolly. We had a wonderful day. Blessings!

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    Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea
    July 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Happy 4th, Barbie ! and blessings of freedom to you =)
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      Barbie
      July 5, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you Sharon! Have a beautiful week!

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    Elizabeth
    July 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Great post, friend. I am in agreement with your prayers for our nation. I hope to buy the devotional you are starting so I can participate!
    Elizabeth recently posted..God bless America…

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      Barbie
      July 5, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      That would be wonderful Elizabeth. But at least I know you will pop over and read when you can.

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    Laurie Collett
    July 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Amen, Barbie! May we humble ourselves & pray for healing in our land. Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!
    Laurie Collett recently posted..The Waltz: Triplets of Timing

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    Barbie
    July 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Laurie!

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