As I sit here watching the pouring rain and listening to the thunder outside, there's not much we can do with it storming out so we're watching reruns of Andy Griffith. Knowing we're all safe and sound inside is a good feeling. But with our nation's birthday coming up I can't help but have mixed emotions of sadness and thankfulness. I'm sitting here thinking what our country has become...the country our forefathers worked so hard for, prayed for, even died for. She has gradually, slowly over the last maybe 50 years went downhill. But just in my lifetime she has spiraled quickly out of control toward wickedness...so fast that it scares me. Yes I'm thankful that I was born here. Yes I'm thankful that I heard the Gospel and was saved. Yes I'm thankful that I get to homeschool and raise my children here. So much to be thankful for!! God still hears the prayers of the righteous. God still takes care of His own. But His grace and mercy for America will not last forever. Judgment must and will come and she will face it. Our job...my job is to prepare my children and make sure they know the Lord and are ready to meet Him. I don't know what we may face. But I know God is bigger than anything and anybody and He will have the final say. The sodomites, the liberals, those that are racially dividing this country through strife are seemingly in control now. They're having a time tearing this country apart. But not for long because God's still on the throne. He's still in control. And we will prevail. I'm still proud and thankful to be an American. I'm so thankful to all of our servicemen and women who fought to make it so. Happy Birthday to the great USA!!