Friday, July 4, 2008

A new look at independence


If things are on track, I am with my family in Cuba today. We're on a two-week mission trip to Mexico and Cuba and should be arriving in Cuba today.

Until recently, cell phones and computers were illegal in Cuba. That's changing, we understand (and we'll be able to report more when we get home!). Although Cuba is apparently loosening its grip on its citizens, my appreciate for the freedom we enjoy in this country has been stirred anew. We take for granted rights that many would kill for. And many are willing to die for.

Today, we celebrate the bold stroke of a group of colonists who were willing to risk their lives and reputations to declare their independence from England.

Happy Fourth of July! Make a list of the freedoms that you enjoy daily in America.

2 comments:

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

wow-cannot wait for the update. Lifting prayers and Happy 4th to you.
Much love,
Angela

Maxine said...

Amen,Kathy. Hope your trip is a good one. Looking forward to hearing about it.