I Pledge My Allegiance! Do You??





July 4th is a celebration of our nation’s independence. It’s also an opportunity to think back to a time long ago when a ragtag group of people changed their destiny and established the United States of America.

How did they, a small and insignificant group of men, stand up to the mighty British and Hessian armies and claim their independence?

It was only by the grace of God.


Our founding fathers were men with a dream – a dream for a new life. They were ordinary men – teachers, surveyors, lawyers, writers, inventors and more.

Today’s world denies the religion of our founding fathers, but this was NOT true. If you look carefully, you will see that the faith of our fathers was strong.

These men were patriots. Where are our patriots today? People with fire in their belly and God in their souls?

Take a look in the mirror. We are today’s patriots!

What is the difference between then and now? Many Americans have quit praying and quit believing. They are so caught up in themselves that they have no interest in what is crumbling around them.

America has become entrenched in “political correctness”. Courts have removed prayer from the classrooms and public institutions. The Ten Commandments have been removed from parks, schools, and courthouses. History is no longer taught as it should be and our Confederate statues are being torn down. We’re even seeing crosses being removed. Life has been devalued and abortion is acceptable. Our currency says “In God We Trust”, but do we?? It seems to me that America has, for the most part, basically turned their backs on God.

The American majority needs to speak up, stand up, and demand moral changes in our government and institutions alike.

God has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is waiting for you to make a move – to desire to make your life better, your country better and your world better.


Enjoy your celebrations this Independence Day. As the fireworks soar into the sky, take time to reflect on what these patriots endured so many years ago to create the great nation we have today. Freedom isn’t free. Unless we are determined to keep our country strong, it can slip through our fingers. The future is in our hands!

Happy Independence Day!  ENJOY!

I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 18 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world.