Worthless? OR PRICELESS?

Worthless? Or PRICELESS?

Last Wednesday morning was beautiful, the air fresh and cool. We’d had substantial rain the afternoon before, welcome relief to almost 2 months of 100+ degree temperatures. The singing of birds filled my heart with happiness.

Walking along my regular route a gleam, flashing out through the debris of leaves washed up against the curb, caught my eye. Bending down to investigate, I saw a shiny copper penny. Picking up the small coin the thought ran through my mind, “Mikki, is this REALLY worth the effort?”

Considering the current price of gas, probably not. In terms of purchasing power a penny is pretty much worthless these days. HOWEVER, the message borne on the small disk, “IN GOD WE TRUST”, is PRICELESS!

I think of the brave men who used these four words as the cornerstone in building the foundation of our wonderful country. Trusting God to guide them in their efforts to develop a framework within which people could live and worship freely. That small, seemingly worthless penny prompted me to pray for our county and our leaders. I asked Our Lord to continue to Guide everyone with His wisdom, helping them to treat each other with love, respect and understanding even though opinions differ greatly.

Today we commemorate the Declaration of Independence that was announced on July 4, 1776. It’s a great privilege to live in the United States of America. God Bless our Founding Fathers who prayed, IN GOD WE TRUST. God Bless all those who fought for our freedom and all our current Military personnel who continue to protect it, as well as fight for the freedom of those in other counties. Thanks to them, their families and the sacrifices they’ve made, we can celebrate the 4th of July.

Many of us will gather this day with family and friends to celebrate, cook out and watch fireworks. I have a request, during your festivities please pause to say a prayer for everyone in our country, our leaders and ALL who serve and protect us. We are so very blessed to live in America and be able to say the words of the priceless message on that shiny penny, “IN GOD WE TRUST”.

Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day!


© Senkarik 2022


15 Responses to “Worthless? OR PRICELESS?”

  1. Murray Joseph Says:

    Thanks Mikki !

  2. Pete & Julie Says:

    Mikki, beautifully written!!! You nailed it! Happy 4th to you too!
    Turn up the music tonight for Molly and Sissie so the won’t freak out with the fireworks.
    Pete and Julie

  3. Joel Stacey Says:

    Thank you very much for writing and sending this.

  4. marabelm Says:

    What a beautiful tribute to America, Mikki! I wish the whole world could read it! The Lord has given you a great “platform” to display your art and to give glory to Him! Carry on!!

    Marabel Morgan

  5. julepsa Says:

    Beautiful! Hope you are enjoying your day. Jessa went to a parade this morning in Centerville, Texas, and had a great time. (Wish I had been with her. Missing her terribly!). This afternoon they are visiting with Colin and Sadie’s Great-Grandpa who turned 92 yesterday.

    Judy Pohlmeyer


  6. Deanna Zanoni Says:

    You always put it so beautifully. Have a wonderful 4th. I have been watching Wimbledon since 3am. It is on two channels driving me nuts. Thank God I can record one. Thank goodness the Tour de France has a day off. Tomorrow both again. I record Wimbledon and watch the tour Live! I go through this every year. Love and hugs. Deanna

  7. Liz Mc Cann Says:

    Well said Mikki, hope you had a good 4th also, always loved USA, visited many times and have many wonderful memories with my late husband there.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you so much for your love for America! I’m thankful for the wonderful memories you have from your visits with your husband. My heart goes out to you at his passing. Praying for you and sending a BIG HUG, Mikki

  8. Norman Sassner Says:

    We had the opportunity to visit John and Shannon during the 4th had a great time we hope you had a pleasant and enjoyable 4th also! Your comments were well said and needed for all.

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