Happy Independence, America! 

Our nation has gone through a traumatic time this past Winter and Spring, with the coronavirus quarantine; the racial unrest due to harsh police arrests and killings; the unusual wearing of face masks; no social gatherings, churches being closed, etc.; being cooped up with family members and no school for the children; and the lack of food for some families due to no work for some adults.

It is a time of major change for most of us. We all wish it would end soon. Now that Summer is officially here, getting outside in the sunshine and fresh air should help kill off the virus. Washing our hands, staying 6 feet apart when in a store, and wearing masks has become our new norm.

One day we may return to our former way of life, but things could be different as a result of this pandemic. Lets pray for an end to this disease soon. Knowing it has affected people around the world, and not just the USA, tells us how invasive it was. Woe to the ones who created it to begin with! 

With all these thoughts in mind, I choose to dwell on a happy song. Irving Berlin wrote it, but we remember Kate Smith singing it: "God, bless America, Land that I love, stand beside her and guide her thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains to the prairies, to the oceans whit with foam. God bless America, my home sweet home." AMEN!

Love In HIs Grace, Anne S. Grace  Gift of Grace Ministries   asgrace55@yahoo.com

(My second book, "Only by Grace--A Kingdom Message" is available from WestBow Press.com, B&N.com and Amazon.com. It is a paperback for $9.95. First book, "Grace upon Grace," is available from AuthoHouse.com: ISBN 1587211866).