MIDWEEK MESSAGE – July 3, 2024

Tomorrow marks the Fourth of July, a significant day in our history as it is our Independence Day. It’s a time to deeply ponder on the freedom we cherish in this country, a privilege that many in other parts of the world do not have. This stark contrast should serve as a powerful reminder to be even more appreciative of our freedom. 

However, with all the freedoms we have in this country, many people are prisoners (and not just the ones in prisons) but are prisoners of their minds, their pasts, the lives they think erroneously that they have no control over, their addictions, etc.

True freedom is not just a privilege, it’s a choice we make every day. When we wake up, we have the power to choose to focus on our blessings and all we have, or to dwell on the negatives in our lives. When we allow ourselves to be consumed by negativity, we become prisoners of our own making. But when we choose to see the good, we unlock the freedom to become all we were created to be.

So tomorrow, when you celebrate the 4th of July, take time to celebrate the true freedom we are recipients of through the grace of God.

Quote of the Week

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor E. Frankl


  1. Marie says:

    Good morning! I LOVE this and am so happy I learned about your book and website. This reading reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
    “ None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    I love you!


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