Thursday, June 30, 2011

Skywatch Friday

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Last week we spent four days with the family at Still Waters Resort on Table Rock Lake, MO.  It is just outside of Branson.  We had a wonderful time.  One evening I was able to capture this view of the marina.  Every time I look at this capture, it brings a smile to my face and a sense of peace to me.  It was a very relaxing vacation.  We all need a little down time in our lives.  I pray that you are able to spend a few days with those you love, doing things that bring you joy.
Today is the beginning of the 4th of July week-end.  It is a time when this nation celebrates it's independence.  One thing that we must never forget, is that freedom is not free.  It is paid for with the blood of men and women willing to lay down their lives in order that we may enjoy a lifestyle unlike anywhere else on this earth.  From our founding fathers to those currently serving around the globe, this nation is blessed with young people who are willing to stand in harms way to protect our freedom and prevent the spread of those values that threaten it, regardless of the source.  This Independence Day, remember to thank a service personnel or a veteran for their sacrifice.  Thank the families who must live without their serviceman while he/she is away.  Until the Lord returns, this is the only way to Let Freedom Ring.  Have a blessed week-end.


  1. Beautiful photo of the night sky and the marina. Nice post and rememberance for our troops. I hope they come home safe real soon.

  2. Looking at your photograph you now really understand why we love boating so much. This is the feeling we get every time we go somewhere. It's magical.

    I always thanks our service men and women whenever and wherever I see them. May God bless each and every one of them and bring them home safely.

    Love the video. As always.

    You and yours have a great Independence Day weekend too.

  3. What a peaceful looking photo. I can see why you love this place. Beautiful song, thanks for sharing!!!

  4. So true: Freedom is not free!
    We must treasure it and nurture it.
    Great shot.

  5. Thoughtful post about the holiday.

    Thanks so much for your kind comment about my Skywatch photo. You made my day!

    Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

  6. Great message!

    Wonderful shot, something about a lake at the end of a great day is very relaxing. I'm glad that you had a good time with your family.

  7. Now those are some beautiful clouds! So is the lake. Glad that you had a fun time, and thanks for the reminder in your message.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

  8. What a beautiful place. Happy Fourth of July Weekend.

  9. Fantastic photo, and wonderful song! Enjoy your weekend..

  10. Happy 4th of July!!!