Independence Day – remember

Photo by Kevin Morris on Unsplash

Tomorrow, July 4th, we have the privilege of celebrating Independence Day.

Tomorrow, we are to celebrate and we are to remember that what we celebrate was purchased with great sacrifice. Our freedom is something we should never take for granted and we must be ever vigilant or it will gradually slip away.

Our family has been blessed to have had the honor of being a small part of earning and protecting that freedom beginning with a young lieutenant in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary war.

Freedom is precious and worth great sacrifice.


a beautiful day, an awful day

The following was written by my daughter, Lauren Allen, on Instagram at lallen48 and I think it is worth sharing with you.

“I would be remiss in letting this day pass without acknowledging what this date means to me and more specifically to my country, my home.

Many Americans lost their lives, many Americans willingly gave their lives and all Americans were changed in some way that beautiful day 16 years ago. I remember very distinctly thinking-how can it be so pretty on such an awful day. But yet friends, therein lies the beauty of the Lord and his continuing redemption of humanity…even in what appears a darkness that will never end…there was such a clear blue sky all over the US that day and there was the kindness of countless people in the US and all around the world that offered hope and comfort to us Americans.

There are stories-thousands of stories-that need to be told every year, because in story we remember, in story we forge new pathways and in story we see our shared humanity. Here’s to not forgetting….”

 #neverforget#september11 #history #story #911tribute#america #usa #home

The Declaration of Independence (as read by Max McLean)

US Flag

Today is Flag Day!

Taps – Memorial Day 2013

Guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns

Happy Independence Day!

We are truly blessed to have the privilege to be citizens of a great nation.  “Blessed is the nation whose god is the LORD, . . .” – Psalm 33:12

Following is a great video on the signing of the Declaration:

Take time to pause and thank the Lord for this country and then to ask Him to pour out His Spirit once more on this land.