These are words that we cherish as Americans, aren’t they?  To one degree or another, we all fight for them, but of course our military fights more than anyone!  Thank God for those who are willing to keep us safe and free!

I spent a few hours at the Book-A-Holic the other day – (yes, I said hours – lol).  Christians don’t typically admit to having bad habits, but reading – well, it’s habit-forming, don’t you agree?

By the time I figured in the books that I was trading in, my total came to $17.76.  Well, of course since it’s so close to the 4th, I was laughing and thinking this was just too cool.  The clerk, a young boy probably still in high school – he did not share my enthusiasm.  In fact, he shot me a look as if to say, “Are you okay?  Do I need to call someone?” 

As I read his expression, I quickly regained my composure and paid my bill.  I can’t help but wonder if a more mature person would have understood my attitude toward my total?  Ah, I will never know – but it does beg the question…  what ARE they teaching in high school history classes these days?

Most of us recognize 1776 – don’t we???  If they are not at least teaching that much, I have to wonder about what they are teaching the future generations.  Honestly, after watching an episode of “Waters World” on Fox – the complete ignorance of Americans about America just scares me.  If we are not aware of the mistakes our country has made in the past, we are sure to repeat them.

There are three subjects I aced in high school – English, music and history.  High school math was the pits because they were trying to teach us the metric system.  They were sure we were all going to convert – which, of course we didn’t.  Do I have to know how much a 2-liter of pop really is?  No – it’s a 2-liter of pop.

If you are a parent or grandparent, do me a favor and ask your kids or grandkids if they recognize the year 1776.  Ask them what happened in that year – and hopefully they can tell you.  Don’t let them be the clerk at the book store who is completely clueless about American history.  🙂



My wife said she wanted a “fairy-tale romance,” so I’ve locked her in a tower.  – @TONYCOWARDS

Most of us grew up listening to fairy tales.  My favorite was “Jack and the Beanstalk”.  I imagined myself as Jack, climbing up the huge beanstalk that reached high above the clouds.  That’s really funny because in elementary school I was the kid whose feet could not leave the big knot on the rope when it was time to climb it.

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.  She got her own TLC show.  The end.  – Ryan Anderson @KOLCHAK

Fairy tales take us to magical places where pixie dust flows freely and no one is ever cranky.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  Oh, but I guess there were those few dwarfs in “Sleeping Beauty” was one of them cranky?  LOL – well I don’t remember – oh, I think it was grumpy.  Same difference…

So if we avoid grumpy we should be in pretty good shape.  Oh, but there was that Evil Queen chick – yeah.  Hmm…  this is sounding less like perfection and more like real life all the time.  What’s with that?

Cinderella’s fairy godmother turned her rags into a gown, mice into horses, and a pumpkin into endless lattes for her and her BFFs to enjoy.  – @THELAURENOBRIEN

There seem to be issues with all fairy tales.  Every one of them have something evil or malicious to be aware of.

I have never worked out the moral to Humpty Dumpty.  Is it, “Don’t let horses perform medical procedures”?  – Ricky Gervais


I’ll tell you my fairy tale…

Jesus and Me

Once upon a time, there was a happy baby.  She never cried but giggled all the time.  Her daddy said it was because she had gas, but it was because she was happy.  He should not buy into those old wives’ tales.  The baby laughed and giggled at everything.  She decided that nothing was going to make her unhappy.

One day in grade school she tried to read a book.  The letters on the page began to dance and it was very entertaining to the little girl, but she wanted to learn how to make the letters stop dancing so she could make sense of the book.  Her mommy and daddy enrolled her in something called special education.

The little girl paid close attention to the nice teacher and worked very hard with exercises and reading glasses.  She finally learned how to read the words by following them with her finger.  She didn’t enjoy reading at first, but the more she did it, the easier it got and the more she enjoyed it.

Nobody thought the little girl would graduate from high school, but she did!  She celebrated with all her friends and family, and her new best friend.  His name is Jesus.  Jesus helped the little girl with a lot of stuff that she could not have done by herself.

Jesus stayed with the little girl and helped her as she grew into a young woman.  He helped her land a really great job as an editor where she had to do a lot of reading.  Now the woman writes a blog for fun to encourage others to celebrate every day.

Jesus knew about the woman’s problem with reading, but nobody else did.  He will always be the woman’s best friend.

– The End

The Moral of the story is…  Jesus can help you overcome ANY obstacle you face!

Jesus cares and helps us with everything because He loves us so very much!  He is the great giver.  ❤