Celebrating and Upholding American Freedom

What fun to introduce you to my young friend and writer, 12-year-old Isaac Barros. Isaac is the son of our beloved family friend, Larry Barros, who went home to be with Jesus in 2014. Larry was a children’s church leader, curriculum writer, and an amazing preacher. I plan to introduce you to Larry’s words sometime in the future.

Following Isaac’s contribution below, you will find a bit of my musings and a variety of fun resources for all ages to inform and celebrate America and freedom. year-round.

Isaac Barros -4th of July poem
Inside America's lengthy history
Back to ol’ 1750
We were forced to pay taxes on tea
Includin’ powdry sugar fo’ candy
All to looney King Georgie
And America was boilin’ angry!
We celebrate July 4th
When America marched forth
America had golden independence
Ova’ th’ void of despondence
Yanks remember the Boston tea party
Brave gents tumbling tea into the Sea
We blitzed at the tyranny
Seeking to be politically free
We remember all of this
Casting fireworks that leave a colorful kiss
They eat up the inky sky
Impossible to pass by
America followed the trinity
Trust in God completely

-Isaac Barros, 2022, (12 years old) 

Dear America,

You may be right, but that doesn’t give you a right to be rude.

Rather than employ the now popular and ineffective choice of today’s culture to shut people down and refuse to hear others out, let’s talk it out with reasoned arguments, compassion and respect.

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. James 1:19 (NKJV)

The Bible counsels us to speak the truth in love. ( Ephesians 4:15 )

Let me bring attention, to the racial tension 
Let’s take a listen, and see what we’ve been missin’
This is a call to take action show some compassion 
Listen pay attention show some affection

— Excerpt from my spoken word in progress

“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

Remember, if you hold the truth you have a moral obligation to show others to the light.

The Great Seal of the United States of America says we are. “E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one.”

Our pledge of allegiance states, “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” and our national motto says, “In God We Trust.”

But when we seek our own and trust in man, as some do, we end up divided. See, the Gospel has the answers—it truly is the answer for all that ails us.

Liberty’s Kids -We The People | History Videos For Kids | FINAL EPISODE!

A Reminder: It’s freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. 

To me it is a puzzle, why they wanna muzzle 
What’s up with cancel culture, like an evil vulture 
Why they so aggressive — tryna be suppressive?

Try to steal our right to preach — our freedom of speech
That’s why we had a revolution, established the Constitution 
We have a right to preach, the freedom of speech

I have a proclamation
We don’t need permission 
To be about the great commission
Make a decision to live a life of mission
To preach about God‘s grace — offered to the human race

— Excerpt from my spoken word in progress
Click https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2017/07/01/happy-birthday-america-2/ to read Happy Birthday America

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)

Liberty’s Kids : American Revolution – Full Series (Playlist of 40 Episodes) Cartoons

Click https://tattooitonyourheart.com/2017/08/19/common-sense/ to read the article this painting was created for..

Independence Day at the National Archives #ArchivesJuly4

National Archives America’s Founding Documents: 
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
The Bill of Rights

The Declaration of Independence • Dramatic Reading

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© 2022 Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On your Heart

Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, and the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

6 thoughts on “Celebrating and Upholding American Freedom”

  1. I so enjoyed reading young Mr. Barros’ work. Am looking forward to hearing more from him in the years to come. Happy Independence Day sweet friend. Off to enjoy the reading of Our Constitution you provided. Revisited videos of our National Monument to our Forefathers in Plymouth yesterday. Couldn’t help but think of and say a prayer for you ma’am.


    1. I’m certain we will be reading more from young Mr. Barros! Glad you enjoyed. – So blessed by your encouragement, example, and guidance on my Christian and writing journey, JD. God bless you.


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