Thursday, May 1, 2008

"One Nation Under God"

A Grocery Store Indulgence

Today is May 1st. Today is May Day. (When you secretly leave a basket or jar of flowers on a neighbors porch). I have always loved May Day. Last year we marked this day with the famous May Day basket Swap Hosted by Kari

But most importantly, today is The National Day of Prayer. If you are a sports fan, you can hear Tony Dungy speak of this day. And if you love to read or love history, Check out Former Speaker of The House, Newt Gingrich's book, Rediscovering God In America. And if you love films, you can see what Newt and Callista are talking about at their site.

I have found that I love to learn of the lives of those such as the two sisters in the film, The Hiding Place. And most recently a talk given by

Maira Anne, known as Hansi to her friends, who wrote of her life in "Hansi, The Girl Who Left the Swastika-Her Life Story

I leave you with this quote by William Penn: "My fellow Americans, you have a choice. You may be governed by God or ruled by tyrants".

With choices comes responsibility for those choices.

Love & Peace


Sugar Bear said...

Well said Mary. If I lived close by I would leave you flowers!

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy May Day Mary

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Golly, Those roses are so beautiful. I almost feel like I can smell them. Happy May Day Mary ~ Lynn

ShabbyInTheCity said...

A beautiful photo and beautiful TRUE sentiments. I'd hate to think of a life without Christ and everytime I sin...I keep myself from Him.
Listen to this: a prayer request came to church about a man whose daughter had lost her baby at 4 weeks gestation...he was grieving and we prayed...the next a.m. his son called and they had just found out his wife was expecting TWINS! I know the loss was still new but...gosh life goes on and God shows us constantly. Gosh I need to quit preaching and make some anytime to you Mary!!!

holly abston said...

Amen, Mary. xoxoxo

Rosemary said...

Hope you had a Happy May Day!

Stink Bone Jones said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today and will research your links on May Day. I love to learn something new.

Kim said...

Oh I hope your not posting indicates a good kind of busyness and not misfortune...
I have read Newt, he is very perceptive, and so must we be. Voting is a duty as well as a priveledge, and should be informed. A duty I cherish.
Hurry back... K

Natasha Burns said...

Beautifully said Mary. Hope your May Day and National Day of Prayer was a great one xo