Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bill of Rights Day is coming up!!

Hi Everyone ~

I'm chasing my tail as usual... busy, busy, busy!!! We had the BEST combined chapter meeting Wed. night at my house. It was also a party ~ good food, gift exchange, friends, sharing our writing... fun stuff. I truly count ANWA as one of my favorite blessings.

Did you know that Monday, Dec. 15th, is the Bill of Rights Day? How blessed we are to live in a country where we have such wonderful freedoms. Next week, at our opening ceremony (which we have every morning with all school students) a couple of classes will be taking turns each day presenting a skit on one of the first 10 Amendments (a.k.a. THE BILL OF RIGHTS). Our class has the First Amendment... one we writers should be especially grateful for.

Here it is: 1st Amendment ~

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Got to run ~ need to work on the script for our skit, but I didn't want to miss my blog (again) and thought we could all use a reminder of how lucky we are... yes, with this amendment we get the "bad" stuff as well... kind of like life ~ you need to know of the bad in order to appreciate the good ~ so let's saturate the world with our goodness!!! WRITE!!! WRITE!!! WRITE!!!

3 comments:

  1. You got it Stephanie, can anyone doubt Heavenly Father had a hand in giving such farsighted founding fathers? The Bill of Rights was just as necessary for this dispensation to happen. We have particular gratitude for the First Amendment and how appropriate it is the first.

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  2. Right on, Stephanie! Great reminder, thank you. I sure wish all the schools would teach these things.

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  3. The Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, was necessary before the gospel could be restored. Even then, it was extremely difficult. We've had a lengthy and wonderful time of relative ease, but it's time to roll up our sleeves and prepare to work harder. Thanks, Stephanie, for pointing out a way for us. WRITE, WRITE, Write, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY and DO, Do, Do.

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