Let Freedom Ring

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Counting the gifts of our American independence, #988 – 992

  • brave and godly men who sought freedom from the oppressive British monarchy
  • God’s miraculous hand in the gaining of such freedom
  • service men and women who have fought and lost their lives to keep that freedom
  • a Sovereign God who has all things in His hands
  • celebrating with family

Happy Independence Day, friends!

In hope,

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. t says

    those pics are great.
    your cake ball flag is genius.

    • Thanks Tee. I got the idea from Pinterest – great source of inspiration!

  2. Amen! Joining you in gratitude for all of these as well! Beautiful pictures!!!

  3. Stunning shots!
    Happy 4th!

  4. Wow! What wonderful pictures!
    I would like to know what the flag with balls is. Is that cake?
    Happy 4th of July to you.
    Visiting from Ann’s place

    • Thank you, Kristin, Yes, the flag is made of cake balls. I got the idea from Pinterest. To learn about how to make cake balls and cake pops visit bakerella.com. But I warn you, they’re addictive! 🙂

  5. Love your flag made of cake balls! So cute!

    • Thanks Danielle. They were yummy, too. 🙂