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.
Celebrating on the 4th of July
How to Pray

7 Bible Prayers for Our Nation—and the World

When it comes to the 4th of July, we can celebrate our freedom as well as remember others in different circumstances.

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4th of July fireworks over NYC's East River
Stories of Faith

Keeping the Faith: As Bold as Fireworks

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries finds inspiration in Independence Day celebrations.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan
Stories of Hope

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: A Prayer for the 4th

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief shares that on the 4th of July, he'll be praying for our country to continue to progress in its quest for freedom and equality.

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Healthy 4th of July snacks
Recipes

5 Red, White and Blue Snacks for Your 4th of July

Healthy, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate America. 

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The power of Flag Day
Inspiring Stories

Flag Day and the Power of a Symbol

When we let a symbol stand for something, we honor the better parts of our human nature.

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Personal freedom
Positive Living

3 Positive Ways to Pursue Personal Freedom

Independence is neither simple nor easy. Focus on your strengths to stay empowered and energized.

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Legacy of family love and lessons, riding on someone's coattails
Family

Riding on Coattails of Love and Lessons

Thinking about all who have helped shape a life of faith and joy.

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Celebrate the sparkle of your life this 4th of July
Positive Living

Celebrate the Sparkle in Your Life This 4th of July

Fireworks against a night sky are beautiful reminders of the sparks that illuminate what matters in your life.

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