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Patricia is a freelance writer and photographer who lives and blogs from Pollywog Creek in rural SW Florida, where she's "cultivating an eye for life's mercies."

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  1. Loved the post Pat…it comes from your heart and it is a blessing! We should always thank those who serve our country. Likewise…we must never stop thanking God for the freedom we have in Christ. Thanks so much for this timely message!

    • Thank you, Barbara. It *does* come from my heart. I suppose the message I was trying to get across is not so much that we are verbally grateful, but that we express our gratitude in how we live…that the cost of freedom would be seen by others in how we live an love.

  2. Appreciate your post as it expresses the true heart of being free. My mind goes to a song Bill Gaither wrote: It the battle waged at Calvary that brought true freedom for all men and women all over the world. An understanding of that freedom makes earthly freedom more precious. Men and woman for ages have been dying in battle who do not know true freedom….what a challenge for those of us who are free to go to battle against the enemy of man soul. OUR WEAPON IS THE GOSPEL. My favorite part of the movie..Band of Brothers is when they declare, the war is over…if only it were true in the physical world. My husband and I are foreign missionary and people say to us all the time…thank you for being on the front lines. This is my comment to them, the front line is anywhere a Christian gives out the gospel, anywhere. This song is our battle cry.
    It Is Finished.
    “There’s a line that is drawn through the ages
    On that line stands an old rugged cross
    On that cross, a battle is raging
    To gain a man’s soul or its loss”

    ”On one side, march the forces of evil
    All the demons, all the devils of hell
    On the other, the angels of glory
    And they meet on Golgotha’s hill “

    ”The earth shakes with the force of the conflict
    And the sun refuses to shine
    For there hangs God’s son, in the balance
    And then through the darkness he cries “

    ”It is finished, the battle is over
    It is finished, there’ll be no more war
    It is finished, the end of the conflict
    It is finished and Jesus is Lord

    • “.. the front line is anywhere a Christian gives out the gospel.” Amen….and may that be all of us!

      I have always loved that Gaither song.

      Thank you for commenting…may the Lord bless the fruit of your work with Him where ever He may take you.