Independence: Happy 4th of July

July 4, 1776 our nation declared independence from the rule of the British Crown. We had to forge a new nation to replace and improve the old. And, a war had to be fought to actually turn words of a declaration into an institution. When we declare independence from the tyranni around us, it is not enough to “like” a Facebook photo or posting. Battles must be waged to defeat it. There are declarations made daily. But, sacrifice is what makes these a reality. The final words of our Declaration of Independence

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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