A Deep Appreciation


I have a soul-deep appreciation for those in the military. My grandfather and two uncles served in the Army. My dad in the Navy. My older brother in the Marines. But even without these family ties, I would find there’s just something wondrous about those who place their lives in harm’s way for the rest of us. These are the warriors who have made America a land of liberty. A land based on deep faith and strong morals and the unending drive to lift those who have fallen, free those who are oppressed, and stand as a beacon in a dark and weary world. America has it’s challenges, especially in recent years. But friends, this is an amazing country we live in. I’m proud to be an American. And I’m honored to support our warriors, whatever branch of the service they’re in. May God touch each of you, keep you safe, and bless you for all you’ve given to your country.

Thank you for your service.

And now I want to share with you all a remarkable singing group. If you haven’t discovered 4Troops and the story behind this group, check them out. And be sure to watch this video “for Freedom.” I guarantee, you’ll be moved.

A blessed 4th to you all!

4 Responses to A Deep Appreciation

  1. JoAnne Potter July 4, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Karen:
    This year, the whole concept of sacrifice, human lives and all the accompanying sadness and blood, lays very heavy on my heart. From Jesus to soldiers, it is a fact of living that we just can’t escape. To think that someone suffered for a sake not their own, for mine, in fact…almost too much. But here we are. At least I know why a big part of our flag is red.

  2. Tamela Hancock Murray July 4, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    A really wonderful post, Karen!

  3. Jennifer Dyer July 4, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Thanks, Karen!

  4. Patrick E. Craig July 5, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Karen, thanks for the post and thanks for the link to 4Troops. Gorgeous music!!!

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