Its Saturday already...seems like the week is flying by so quickly. Autumn has finally hit this part of California. Cooler weather is here, and rain is on the way. During this week, I've read some wonderful blogs, some inspirational and some that were fun. There are so many blogging parties where we can connect, I can't keep track of them all. I have to make choices, something that is often difficult for me to do, but I have found a few that I feel I must be part of, and this is one of them.
I am happy to be participating in Then Sings My Soul Saturday, or TSMSS for short, again with Amy at http://signsmiraclesandwonders.blogspot.com for Then Sings My Soul Saturday. I know you will enjoy visiting all the participants for inspiration music and words.
This is one of my favorite hymns. In the current climate of our world, it really speaks to me like never before. I remember standing beside my mother as she sang with a Salvation Army band on a street corner in Chicago. I can still see her in her blue uniform. We truly are in the Lord's Army, and His Truth will march on!
Please pray for our troops and their families. Pray that they are protected by an invisible blanket that covers them, by an invisible shield that reflects the bullets back to the sender, and by an invisible force, the Army of the Lord, that will fight along side each and every one of them. Pray for the families that have lost a loved one that bravely fought for freedom, both ours and that of oppressed nations that have suffered under harsh dictatorship. This country has always had the greatest compassion and concern for the needs of the people of this entire globe. We, the people of the United States of America, have always believed in fighting for the rights of each person, to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am so very proud of this country's brave men and women that are willing to fight and die for freedom.
God bless them all, and God bless you, dear blogging friends. Please come back again for another cup of tea, sharing, prayer, and a moment of serenity.
**NOTE** Blogger is playing tricks again. Somehow, this post got published twice, so its showing today, Oct. 10th and also on Oct. 7th. I wrote it and saved it as a draft, but it didn't publish , or so I thought, so I guess I published it again. People have left comments on both posts...I have no idea what is going on, but if you've left a comment and don't see it, don't worry...I'm seeing it! Thanks!!!
**NOTE #2** These comments were left on the other post. I'm going to delete that one, since most are finding this post, but I don't want to delete the comments so am pasting them here:
What a beautiful post and thank you. We have 2 very good friends who have daughters in Afghanistan, we pray every day.
God bless you Anne
October 10, 2009 12:14 AM
I had goosebumps while listening to the song and reading your post...
God's truth is marching on! Amen!
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October 10, 2009 12:38 AM
Fairy Footprints said...
Mary how lovely. This is a wonderful way to start out the weekend. Blessings to you and your family. What a lovely post.
October 10, 2009 12:47
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