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Apr 18, 2009

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED

   How Much God Loves Variety?


All colors and shapes
Beauty, Love, Understanding




The old
Care for Elders



The Young
It Takes a Village



Can't We All Just Get Along?
Can't We All Just Get Along?




One God made
and loves us all
 

The Redeemer Lives



United We Stand!

United We Stand



Put a little love in your heart!

                   

Blessings!
Mary 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2009 9:47am
Mar 18, 2009
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This is our flag and our country!  Too often the flag is used as a symbol of one political party rather than a symbol of the United States of America.  Many African Americans do not say with pride, "I am an American!" because of the ongoing racism and centuries of hatred we have endured and continue to battle.  But when you look around you wherever you happen to be in this country, you see the results of centuries of our contribution. 

We did not come here in the 1940's seeking a better life, although I congratulate those who did and hope they found good success for their families.  But African Americans have been here from the beginning working to make America the prosperous nation that it is ever since the earliest settlers!  That's black men's blood under the overpasses where you drive.  That's black men's sweat you see drying on the railroad tracks as you take long trips, sweat from leased slaves.  That's black men's blood on the battlefields from the Revolutionary War to Iraq's desert.  That's black children's echos you hear as you drive by the cotton fields throughout the South. 

This is MY COUNTRY, and I'm going to fight to hold America to the pledge I was instructed to say every morning of my young life: 

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

America WILL keep her pledge to me, even though my hands are raw, calloused and swollen from yanking her promises away from those who would withhold the rights I am due, and I honor my pledge to America.  My great, great, great grandmother came from Africa, but for me, America is home!  I will join hands in unity with Americans of all races and ethnic groups and fight to make her better just as our fathers fought to carve her out of wilderness and died to keep her safe.  Let others give up on America, but I'm going to stand right here and claim my hard-won citizenship with pride and demand what is mine by birth and bloodshed.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!  

Great video!  Watch:

James Brown's
Living in America
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqUipinDyw

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Another video to enjoy!

Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegience
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPbIls0iOnI

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It is important to keep in mind that patriotism also means developing and keeping a good relationship with other world citizens.  Ultimately, we ALL share a common home - earth.  And whether we acknowledge it or not, we all share the same loving Creator.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. ~ Romans 12:18

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly. ~ Proverbs 18:24

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Blessings!

Mary

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LET'S GIVE PEACE A FIGHTING CHANCE

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