|McKenzie & Ansley being adorable. It comes naturally!|
This morning I was awaken by my sweet hubby with a heaping cup of coffee in bed. I sat up, propped my pillows up and sipped away and read the morning headlines. As I read, the more I thought about how blessed we are every day of our lives - for so many reasons - but today I'm talking about being blessed to be an American. Being blessed to live in a Nation where we are free to believe in God and to practice our faith. Heck we are so free, we can believe not to believe. It's all just OK. Never does the luxury of that ability to practice hit home more than on Easter Sunday. The first thing I saw as I read was the headline plastered across the paper: "Church: Police block Beijing Easter Service". http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/24/china.easter.crackdown/index.html?hpt=T2 It truly hit me like a freight train that everyone in the world can't get up and enjoy an Easter Morning Service. For that matter, they can't "openly" express any type of belief in a greater being, in God, Allah, whoever it is that you believe in.
It's Easter here in America and we ARE free to talk about our faith. We are free to believe whatever we like as long as it doesn't harm anyone. We can even "advertise" our beliefs. We can advertise that we don't believe! So on this Easter morning 2011, I'd like to share a few church signs with each of you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did as I read them.