Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Star-Spangled Banner

Did you know that Francis Scott Key wrote a second stanza to The Star-Spangled Banner? 

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just.
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Philippians 3:20
For our citizenship is in heaven, 
from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ.

Have a blessed Sunday.
Smile often. : )


  1. I had never heard the second verse. It is perfect!

  2. I have always liked that verse, though one very rarely hears it sung. Our school sang it for special programs.

  3. Thanks. I needed to be reminded of the 2nd verse.MJ

  4. The song isn't even in our hymnbook at church. Last year I had that verse printed in the order of service bulletin so we could sing it along with the usual verse.
    People complain about our losses of liberty; I say, are we using the freedoms we still have left?
    Great post today; thanks!

  5. We usually sing all the verses of the Star Spangled Banner in church around the Fourth of July. It is a beautiful and inspired anthem! Enjoy the week to come!


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