For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (ESV) (Galations 5: 13,14)



JULY 4th 2021

Views of a Farm Boy--Dedicated to promote Iowa agriculture and Iowa values--Robert Vaughn--Urbandale, Iowa  EMAIL:

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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?

My View for the Month: I haven't done travel adventures during June. However, I have spent many hours sitting in my office or on our deck reading and listening to my music--but mosly- just thinking about days gone by. As I set up this page, I thought about the "one nation-under God-American flag" values of my boyhood days. I am so very  thankful for the days of my farm boy youth in rural Iowa. Faith, friendship and freedom were more than words--they were a way of life. Now here it is--July 4th 2021! I still cherish the patriotic, moral, and ethical Christian (scripture based) values, demonstrated by my parents, that I still try to live by in more complicated times!