Word Sharpeners Week – June 29, 2015

Word Sharpener News: I am in Tennessee now. My son and his wife leave for Ecuador on a missions trip in a couple of days. My husband and I get to watch the grandkids. We signed the papers and now own 23 acres in Tennessee where we plan to build a log home within a couple of years. I’m excited about this new adventure in our lives.

0305-4th-july-1100021042-10182013Saturday, July 4th is US Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence formally declared independence from Great Brittan and becoming the United States of America. Here is a link to read that declaration.

Other Holidays This Week:

  • July 1 – National Postal Workers Day
  • July 2 – I Forgot Day, Full Moon
  • July 5 – National Graham Cracker Day

Verse of the Week: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lordthe people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33:12

Quotes of the Week: Quotes from Founding Fathers

But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations…This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution. — John Adams

All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid.  —  Benjamin Franklin

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.  —  Thomas Jefferson

‘Tis done. We have become a nation.  —  Benjamin Rush, signer of Declaration of Independence

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. –  Samuel Adams, signer of Declaration of Independence

Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.  —  Noah Webster, soldier in the Revolution and author of first American dictionary

Give me liberty or give me death. —  Patrick Henry, orator for Independence and author of Common Sense

I have not yet begun to fight!  —  John Paul Jones, fought for US Independence in US Navy

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country  —  Nathan Hale, last words before being hanged as a spy by British

If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security. —  Samuel Adams

It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor. – George Washington

Verse of the Week:  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33:12

Song of the Week: National Anthem by Francis Scott Key

Hymn of the Week: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Have a great 4th of July

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About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

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