Posted by: Diana Leagh Matthews | July 2, 2012

Dear Readers, I’ve missed sharing my heart with you. I’m still experiencing some technical difficulties. This is a great post by my friend, Glenda Mills. I encourage you to check out her website. Given the upcoming holiday, I thought I would share her words with you. I know I was able to relate about being a religious rebel. Can you?

Glenda Mills

I realize it’s time to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday.

It’s also time to celebrate mine!

America was born on July 4th, 1776…fighting for religious freedom.

I was Born on the 4th of July… fighting for my life.

Second born of seven children.
Daughter of a mother who took me to church—
taught me about Jesus,
raised me to honor and fear God.
My mother bore witness to this truth:
There is a Redeemer—
*Pierced for my rebellion…
Crushed for my sins
Beaten so I could be whole…
Whipped so I could be healed.

I was daughter of a father who held his babe—
rocked me… sang songs over me…
songs about Jesus.
My father bore witness to this truth—
Jesus is the Redeemer….
*The Lamb of God
who takes away
the sins of the world.

I was Granddaughter of One who modeled
the love of Jesus—
the joy of…

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  1. Diana, the flags look good on your site! Thanks again for the reblog!

    • You’re welcome Glenda. I can reblog and do things through HootSuite but I’ve just not been able to get an actual blog to go through. I find this so strange and not sure what the deal is. Thanks for such a great post. Have a Happy Birthday!

  2. Yes, Diana, I’m afraid I identified right away with being a religious rebel! Hope you get your tech stuff fixed soon.

    • Thanks Vonda! Working with Keiki on a new website. Can’t figure out what’s causing the issues here. Hopefully we’ll be up and running soon.

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