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The blessings we don’t recognize

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“Blessed shall thou be in the city and blessed shalt thou be in the field.”
— Deuteronomy 28:3

We are so blessed to live in a country with the freedom and resources to bring to anyone a life of peace, love and abundance. Those who have been away from this culture and trying to adjust to a culture different from what they grew up with are more appreciative of life in this country.

I have been reading stories by several people who have been in the Peace Corps. They wrote about their experiences and how they tried to adjust to the cultures of the countries they were sent to and how the adjustments were very difficult to make.

The advancements this country has made, in the last 200 years, is a good example of how freedom and the right to live a life of peace with one’s neighbors can create a culture that is very difficult to copy. Some countries are at a standstill in their advances to create a better life for their people...


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