Happy Independence Day Ya’ll

Today we are celebrating the founding of our great country and remembering our ancestors who helped to secure our freedom from oppression and tyranny. I had ancestors who helped chase the Red Coats back across the pond where they belong, as did my husband. Every generation has sons and/or daughters who have served this great country and we owe them so much.

But, in the midst of our celebrations let us never forget that especially today we must defend our country against enemies foreign and domestic. And I’m not altogether sure which is the greatest threat at the moment: Foreign Enemies or Domestic Enemies. The current administration surely qualifies as Domestic Enemies and we continue to pray that there is a remnant in our legislature and our court system who will rein in the abuses and the attempts to turn this great country communist. It. Will. Not. Happen. Not on our watch. We can not allow it. Stand strong. Speak out. Be not afraid.

In our celebrations let us not forget our God, upon whom this country is founded. May He watch over us and protect us from harm and confound our enemies, especially those from within who seek to destroy us. May He inspire our citizens to put an end to racial violence and the murder of unborn babes in the womb.

Please, Lord! I believe there are enough of us, your children, who stand against these evils and I pray you will not turn your back on us, the faithful. We need you now more than ever, Lord.


Earth sunrise North America with light clouds (Elements of this image furnished by NASA)

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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