Monday, July 02, 2007

First of all ..... this is a blog that I enjoy reading. She is a friend of a friend that I've never met but she's a fellow OBU'er. I made this for dinner tonight and it was VERY good. Scott even said it was "pretty" when I served it on a plate.
Yesterday was one of my favorite Sundays of the year. Celebrate America day. I love 4th of July and all things patriotic. I just feel so blessed to live in America and to have the freedom we all enjoy. And I love patriotic songs and the red,white, and blue decorations. I love singing the national anthem (I nearly always cry) and doing the pledge. And I love when we recognize veterans and my very favorite thing is when we sing the songs from the different branches ..... you know "Anchors Away" and "From the halls of montezuma" while the veterans stand. It always makes me think about my grandpas and how proud I am of them for serving in WW2.
Our church puts on a very special service each year on the square and promotes it so the whole community will come. They put so much work into it and it is so well done. Unfortunately, it has turned into Seattle here in NWA so they had to move it indoors last night. The church has never been so packed. We ended up having to sit in an overflow room and watch the service on a screen and it was packed to capacity. We had several special guests like the new Miss Arkansas and the guy from AR who was in the top 12 or 24 of American Idol last year and Willie Ames was the host. (He used to be on Charles in Charge and Eight is Enough (Scott has never seen either of these shows?) and now he's in the ministry))
There is always a lot of controversy about the war and about church and politics - but I am so thankful for all the men and women who have served our country so that we can have the freedom we have today and I'm so thankful for the men who started this country "under God" and based on a Christian foundation.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you liked the recipe! Did you brown the chicken first? I'm wondering if that will help...

Nothing gives me goosebumps more than singing along with patriotic songs. I can't keep tears from forming when I sing the National Anthem at baseball games - All my friends know we have to go really early if they are going to go to a baseball game with me because I refuse to miss it! :)