Independence Day

Independence Day marks the anniversary of America's birth and celebrates the enduring values of freedom and democracy we cherish to this day.
Some military veterans prefer a quiet 4th of July without fireworkds.
Military Outreach Stories

Why Some Military Veterans Prefer a Quiet 4th of July

For those who served in combat zones, fireworks can bring back stressful memories. Here are some options for a more serene celebration.

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Inspiring fireworks in space.
God's Grace

Inspiring Fireworks in Space

Just in time for the 4th of July, the Hubble telescope spots a rare interstellar light show.

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How to pray on the 4th of July
How to Pray

5 Biblical Ways to Pray for Your Country

Patriotic fervor may power your prayers at first on the 4th of July, but consider these Bible verses as well.

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Prayers for Independence Day.
How to Pray

5 Ways the Fourth of July Can Spark a Prayer

The flag, the parades, military uniforms, picnics and fireworks–all can inspire you to pray.

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George Washington gives props to God for Fourth of July.
God's Grace

The Father of the Fourth of July?

According to George Washington's first inaugural address, we have God to thank for America’s birthday!

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Independence Day fireworks memorial for mom
Family

An Odd Fourth of July Farewell

Her mother had a dying wish—to blast off with the fireworks on Independence Day.

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Military families and Independence Day
Military Outreach Stories

Independence Day for Military Families

The Fourth of July represents real sacrifices from real people in the military community.

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God and man and time.
God's Grace

Man and God and 'Leap Second'

We all survived "leap second" this week. What did you do with your extra second?

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Group waving American Flags
Better Living

July 4th Fun Facts: 7 Things You Didn't Know

From Liberty Bell myths to political rivalries and how the Declaration of Independence could've sounded very different, here are 7 things you should know before celebrating July 4th. 

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Here are five ways to pray on the Fourth of July
How to Pray

5 Ways to Pray on the Fourth of July

5 ways to pray for our nation on the Fourth of July

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