Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our Independence Day

Our area had two Tea Parties this Independence Day. One in Tulsa and one in Broken Arrow. The one in Broken Arrow was from 10 to 2. Mickey & I donned our Red/White & Blue T-shirts and headed to the Tea Party. A much needed rain began to fall on our way there. We got to the park but decided we were not up to standing in the rain. They did have a pretty decent attendance, even despite the rain. We were pleased and happy to see so many young couples with their children there. It is encouraging to know that all age groups are aware and becoming concerned with the direction some are taking our beloved country. These Tea Parties are to organize the people for the next election cycle . The next one Tea Party scheduled in our area will be in September and hopefully we will be able to attend it.

We decided to try out a new restaurant called The Broken Egg Cafe and have brunch. We waited about 1/2 an hour to get seated. They were packed!!! It was well worth the wait.

This evening we attended this monthly Southern Gospel Worship Gathering. It is put on the 1st Saturday of every month at The Assembly Church in Broken Arrow. We have been to several of these and have never been disappointed.

Came on home and listened to our various neighbors shoot off fireworks.

It was a lovely day and even with all the problems that our nation is facing at the moment we are thankful and grateful for our Country, which was founded on God and the principals of The Bible. We are determined to stand firm for those values.

Here is a poem written by one of the organizers of the Southern Gospel Worship Gatherings.

Thank God For The Great USA!

You're a beautiful lady, quiet and tall,

With a torch in your hand, bidding welcome to all.

To all who come here with freedom in mind;

But you are not deaf and you are not blind.

You see those who come to do hurt to our land.

The plotters of evil; their cause will not stand.

While we have endured, death, sorrow and pain,

Know that your heroes did not die in vain.

You're in your prime but you've kept your appeal.

We love your anthem, your flag and your seal.

You have some wrinkles, they come with the years.

But our love for you lady, still brings us to tears.

We've been silent too long. It's time to speak out.

We want you to know that there isn't a doubt;

You are the greatest! United we say,

"Thank God for you lady. The great USA!"

by Peter Enns 2009


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Mari said...

Beautiful post Susan. It sounds like you had a nice day too.

Anonymous said...

Our weekend was nice. I had Friday afternoon off and so did Dave. We had date afternoon and night :)

I hope you got my email that I sent you. We are doing well without Jenna and know that God is in control.

Karen said...

It sounds like you had a blessed holiday. We had a blessed one as well. Lots of family over for a pool party, lots of food, family, and fun. Mike over did it in the pool playing volleyball with the kids and has a very sore shoulder. I reminded him he is 56 not 26!
I was off work Friday and today, but back to work tomorrow.
GBY Susan
Ephesians 1:2

Dawn said...

WE had a wonderful day as well - the rains came twice and I was sure the fireworks would be cancelled, but here came the sun, a rainbow, then the moon - great setting for the beauty of the fireworks.

Joy said...

Sounds like a great 4th of July. Our tea party was on the 2nd. Joe the Plumber was the speaker. We flew back on the afternoon of the 2nd and were not able to go. I really hated to miss it.

Southern Gospel music always lifts the spirits.


Brenda said...

That was a neat poem, Susan.
Glad you had a fun 4th.
My mom and her 'significant other' are quite involved with the Tea Party events whenever they have them.

This Country Girl said...

I think next time around, we are just going to have to volunteer to do a tea party in our area! I think it's great ya'll went!

Love the poem! It looks like a great Independence Day for ya'll too!

Have a great week, Susan!

diana said...

glad you had a nice day. we got rain, too. i'm glad it didn't ruin either one of our days.

Maxine said...

Nice poem. Seems as though you guys are still having fun over there! Happy fourth to you. Indeed we do still love our country and pray for her always!

Kathy said...

Sounds like you had a great time. So glad!

Debra said...

Sounds like a wonderful 4th of July! My husband and I enjoy Southern Gospel as well. Don't seem to find as many concerts as we used to...and we live in the South!

Sharon said...

It sounds like you had a blessed day.
We had to watch the parade in the rain, but it was still nice.
It was very cool while we were gone.
God bless.

Nancy said...

What a good holiday you two had, I with you on your thoughts of our Nation, we are blessed inspite of all the turmoil.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great 4th of July!

Susan Skitt said...

What great words to that song Susan and like you, I am glad for a country that was founded on Biblical principles!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Huge 4th of July good wishes to you my friend. we have been busy having a grandchild. Lee-ann

Charlotte said...

Great post. I hate the way our president keeps apologizing for the greatest country in the world.
Have a great weekend.

Maalie said...

Thank God For The Great USA!

I agree that USA has aspects of greatness, but please give some credit to the people too.

I am happy that your new President is achieving such world-wide acclaim.