Saturday, November 27, 2010

Amazing Gift to be Thankful For...

What an amazing gift we Americans have been given. A few hundred years ago God stirred the hearts of men and women to leave house and home and set out across the ocean for lands unknown. They risked life and limb for freedom and opportunity and the ability to worship God without persecution. This was the sight I awoke to this week in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It was awesome!  It was beautiful!  And I couldn't help but think that our founding forefathers , by the grace of God,  fought to establish this beautiful land as the country we all know and love...the greatest country in the world ....a gift to us all.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing.

God's Blessings to everyone!!!


Sophie said...

Beautifully said Lisa, we have so much to be grateful for in this country.

Kristin Ferguson said...

I figured when I saw the title that you'd be talking about the amazing gift of our friendship but I guess being thankful for America is a close second. ha ha Can't wait to see the rest of the scenic view photos from your trip!!!

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

So very true. I think I truly appreciate the gift of our country after spending so much time living in another. I celebrate our freedoms that much more as I see the opportunities for Daniel that would not have been there had he stayed in Guatemala.

What a beautiful photo of our amazing country. I hope you and your sweet family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

God Bless,

Megan said...


I love looking at still wild parts of America and wondering what it was like back in explorer/colonial days.