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Declaration of Independence, Modern Translation

I was inspired for our family to read aloud the Declaration of Independence this 4th of July. The inspiration came from a few different sources, including a conversation with my grandma about a trip to the Texas Capitol in the "old days." I mentioned this idea to Karl and my parents, and they were for it!
The Declaration has such out-dated language (which I hope one day the kids can understand with ease), but until then, we'll read a thought-by-thought "translation." This practice evoked deep thoughts for me, and will spark good conversations so I thought I'd share with you as well. Download for free at bottom and/or read here. Original English in blue,today's English in red italics.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the e…

Can't Stop the Feeling--Bologna Summer Mission

Our last day in Bologna was full of friends, dancing, and joy in the streets!


Can't Stop the Feeling--Bologna Summer Mission from Keri Armentrout on Vimeo.