God Bless the USA

  When I was a child, I celebrated the Fourth of July like everyone else—setting off firecrackers, picnicking, and attending the local fireworks display with my family. The Fourth of July represented only a day for fun. I didn’t know there were others around the world who couldn’t play as I did. But now, as […]

A Prayer for Independence Day

If those who signed the original Declaration of Independence in 1776 could see America today, I wonder what they would think of what we have become. Would they be impressed with our technology? Would they find our economy amazing? Would our infrastructure of highways, air traffic, and train travel surprise them? Would they be proud […]

Can God Bless America?

Does this 4th of July seem more like a warzone than a celebration? In II Chronicles 7:13, God says, “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people . . .” Sound familiar? Sort […]