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Patriotic Printables – Freebies For Any Patriotic Day

There are several patriotic printables for your enjoyment.  You will find coloring pages, games, wall decor, and more.  If you love celebrating Independence day with your family, then I hope you’ll find something you can enjoy from these printables.

Patriotic Printables for any patriotic holiday. 4th of July, Memorial Day

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As a believer let’s:

  1. Pray for our country and for those in leadership – remember it is the Lord who turns the hearts of leaders the way He wills and our prayers can and will make a difference
  2. Realize that this is not our permanent country.  It’s a temporary dwelling place, are you desiring that better country?  Sometimes I get to feeling too much at home and forget that my home will be forever with the Lord in eternity. 

Hebrews 11:16  But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

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The Great Missing Flag Caper! – A Patriotic Book Review For Children

Do you love America?  I do.  But I realize at this point, America is not in very good shape.  Oh how we need to pray for our country.  But I do praise the Lord that this world is not my home and I’m just passing through and one day I will inherit an eternal country (Hebrews 11:16) that will be my home forever.  Will you be there with me? 

 

As I think of this Christmas season once again,  I praise the Lord that our country and the whole world was offered the greatest gift ever, the gift of redemption.  This is the one and only thing that can shape up America or anyone!  It must start in the heart of each child of God repenting of their own sin and turning back to God and then sharing the good news of Christ the Savior with others.

I’m  still thankful for America!

Even though we are in rough shape (if you pay attention to the news, your should know what I mean),  praise God we still have freedoms and we can still share the Gospel.  How I want my grandchildren to know our history (which is slowly being taken from us) and to know The One who allowed us our freedom.

Recently, I reviewed a little book called The Great Missing Flag Caper!

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It was written by MaryTerese Grabowski, who was born into an Air Force family.  Her patriotism only grew over the years.  She realized the need of instilling patriotism into our children and this is one of her books.

It’s a great patriotic story that kids would love and learn from.

My grandchildren have enjoyed reading this book (and so did I!)  and I’m glad they did.  It’s the story of a girl who was chosen to be on flag duty at school, but the very first day the flag disappeared!  Where could it be and who took it?  She and her classmates begin the great search for the flag and along the way learn some interesting fun facts about “Old Glory”.  Why not let your children read it and enjoy searching for the flag with them?  They would certainly enjoy helping to solve the mystery.

You can purchase you own copy here.  (Aff. Link)

The Great Missing Flag Caper Patriotic Book Review

  • Adorable patriotic book
  • Great and colorful illustrations (illustrated by Michelle Graham Fricks)
  • Great source for teaching patriotism
  • Ends with a quiz on the American flag – How many facts do you know about the flag?

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The Spirit of America  and also on Facebook and Twitter 

I would not hesitate to recommend this book (AFF. Link) – it will hold the attention of your children, your grandchildren, or anyone and will teach them true patriotism.  It has challenged me as a grandma to instill patriotism into my grandchildren, to repeat our history and to let them know how we got our freedom and most of all to know the freedom one can have in Christ.


 

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

This is My Country

This is my country, but oh what a heavy heart I have for my country!  Another Patriotic holiday is approaching and I wonder how much longer God will be so merciful to us!

Lam_3:22

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed,

because his compassions fail not.

He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. That is why God is so merciful – He wants all to be saved. Friend, do you know Him? Do you have abundant life in Christ?   One day it will be too late!  Oh how we need the Lord!

Yes, this may be my country now, but it is only a temporary country that I am just passing through.  I look for a city and a better country whose builder and maker is God!  We will indeed receive the greatest inheritance!

Hebrews 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

 Hebrews 11:16 But now they  desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.ThisIsMycountry

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Still thankful for my country!

Why am I thankful?

I grew up basically with no fear regarding my freedom – oh how blessed I have been!

I was free to learn and live Christian principles and worship just the way I pleased.

My country was still fairly moral and we still had laws against immorality

I still love my country and am thankful that God allowed me to be born and raised here.  I am far more blessed than most of the world!

Today in my country

Oh how life is changing!  We are fast losing our freedoms and I often wonder will I stand for truth?

Freedom?  Yes, we still have some to a certain extent, but it is going fast!  Now those who are trying to live according to God’s moral standard are under attack.  Just having your own opinion on morality is becoming a crime.

I fear not so much for myself, but for my grandchildren.  I would rather they have the same freedoms that I grew up with, but God has a plan and purpose and He is not dead!  He is still and will always be in control.

This can be a great age for my grandchildren if they will accept the fact that God has put them here “for such a time as this“.  Yes, I will pray that our freedoms will not be entirely taken from us.  I will pray that they will love God will all their heart, soul, and mind, and their neighbor as their self.  I will pray that they will live for the Lord no matter what the cost, that they will always do right.

In the end we will be the winners for:

this world is not our home.  Oh, if only I could get more of the world out of me and more of Jesus in me.  How different things might be if this were true – if Christians would not love the world, would keep themselves from idols, would humble themselves and pray and ask God to show them any wicked way in them.  Then perhaps we would see the mercy of God in healing our land.

My country and Happiness

Can I be happy?  Oh yes, I can!

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

In spite of the condition of my country, I still have the Lord.  My happiness does not depend on this country and it’s condition, but in how I live for the Lord.  The freedom of my joy in Him cannot be stolen.

I have a heavy heart regarding my country, but I can and must still pray for my country, for its’ leaders, for the souls of men and for myself that I would search my heart and make sure there is no wicked way in myself. 

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I am still grateful for what freedoms I have in my country and for what time might still be allotted to get the gospel out.  It is often true that times of persecution will cause the gospel to be spread even more.

Changed hearts is what will change our country.  Do you want change in our country?  Then turn to the one and true living God with all your heart!

 

MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON AMERICA!

Thank you Lord for another year!  May I never cease to thank you and praise you for the freedoms I have in my country and most of all for the freedom I have in Christ!


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