I felt very aware of freedom yesterday. Of the things, the rights, the privileges I have because I am an American. And more so, I felt very aware of my own personal freedom. The freedom that was given to me and paid for by Jesus Himself.
As I sat in the river dipping my feet in the water and feeling the warm sunshine kiss my skin I whispered a prayer. "Thank you. For giving me this. This day, these friends, the ability to be comfortable in my own skin so that I can be in a bathing suit in front of strangers. For bringing me to life so that I'm bold enough to try new things. For softening my heart and making me new - for letting me see where there has been change and it's all because of You. You are the reason that I am free. Thank You."
Hope you all had a magical, wonderful, fun-filled Fourth of July.