Red, White, Blue

 For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, 
and which no other people on earth enjoy!
Thomas Jefferson
This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.
Lyndon B. Johnson

On the Menu:  Burgers & fixings, refrigerator mashed potatoes, Oriental cabbage slaw, baked beans, watermelon and cookies.
Guests:  My parents and sister & brother-in-law, a niece & her boy-friend.

 After the meal, several games of cornhole
and relaxed conversation.
(My parents, below.  So thankful to have them with us!)


  1. Saw a cooking show many years ago and they mentioned the spices were a 'trinity'.

    Been using the idea ever since. Love the reference to the Holy Spirit without having to be obvious.

    Garden & Be Well, XOT

  2. So happy that you had a wonderful family time together.
    Lovely blogpost, Rebecca.
    Happy 4th of July!!

  3. Hope you're having a very happy Fourth. Love the picture of your parents.

  4. what a beautiful table you set for the fourth!
    i'm thankful you still have your sweet parents.

  5. Have a blessed weekend, friend!

  6. Morning Rebecca,

    See you set that pretty table for some very special guests. Looks like a good time
    was had by all and sounds like some good vittles. Glad you had such a nice 4th of July and so nice you do still have your parents, and that they could be with you!

    Hope all is well with you hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  7. love that tablecloth...but you know me and blue! looks like you had a nice, intimate gathering with loved ones...I'm lousy at cornhole but love to watch!

  8. This is the good old fashion way of celebrating with family. ♥

  9. Love the view from your table! I especially loved the photo of your parents. Have a wonderful week in Jesus.

  10. I loved this post, especially the quotes. I thought they were great!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)