Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but live as servants of God. (ESV) (1 Peter 2:16)



My View for the Month: Umbrella Pop is on display at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona, June 08-July 07, 2020. These beautiful blue umbrellas--too many to count--were hung in honor of the healthcare and frontline workers bravely battling Covid-19. As I strolled past the splashpad amd down the walking path, I too, gave thanks to all healthcare wokers everywhere. Yet, as we head into this unique and modified July 4th holiday season, my thoughts go beyond that. Of course, I join in to thank all people involved in healthcare--yet it goes way beyond that. I also thank our military personnel, police, fire, first responders and other public servants that are putting forth extra effort in these extraordinary times--to protect our freedom.

O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?