Memorial day - 2020

This Memorial Day, I think of my father and my great grandfather, dad was in Vietnam and great grand pa was a concentration camp officer who allowed his prisoners set free, then escaped on a manure wagon to Poland.  Dad made it home and great grandpa to the states where he was given asylum but in those wars hundreds of thousands of families tragically lost loved ones in service to their country. I served in the army. Yet, when asked, my great grandpa, dad, myself and most soldiers we would say we would be willing to give up our lives to protect our loved ones and stand for what we believed to be right.

When someone dies in defense of their country, John 15:13—“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”—is often recited during the funeral service to honor their sacrifice. But what were the circumstances behind this verse?

When Jesus spoke those words to His disciples during the Last S ...

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“Without the warrior's spirit, the mere body was considered to be "only an empty shell"

As I read this today I began to think of friends and family that have passed away, and gone to their eternal destinations. I rarely attend funeral services or visitations unless it in my official capacity of Chaplain.

  The reason is because in death what is left behind is only the shell of the resident who once lived there, (the Kingons believe (Star Trek) “Without the warrior's spirit, the mere body was considered to be "only an empty shell" its like when you move out of your residence to another. You can still go see the place but the people who once lived there no longer fill it with love, and laughter it’s no longer their home.

In 2018 an orca named Talequah gave birth. Talequah’s pod of killer whales was endangered, and her newborn was their hope for the future. But the calf lived for less than an hour. In a show of grief that was watched by people around the world, Talequah pushed her dead calf through the co ...

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There are six essentials for a Godly Marriage

Adapted from Drs. Les and Leslie

  • Faithfulness – What God has brought together let no one set asunder – Mark 10:9
  • Honor – Be devoted to each other in love. Honor one another above yourselves – Romans 12:10 This is the next level to respect as husband and wife we are to give each other the highest respect we can give which it to honor one another
  • Humility – With all humility and gentleness with patience bearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. - Ephesians 4:2-3                                                         & ...

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