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The new year is a time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make in our lives. For many, the list stays pretty much the same: lose weight, spend less, and exercise or pray more. Sometimes, the best way to set a direction for the new year is to identify one idea that summarizes a theme for the year in a single word.
“Forward” is a good goal for those serving in our nation’s armed forces . . .
“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”
Our deployed troops might hear these words, but when they are serving our nation far from home, holidays are tough.
As we celebrate the reason for the season – God’s Word becoming flesh – you can let our military men and women know you care by . . .
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
– President John F. Kennedy
In 1963, JFK made this unique observation while looking forward to the celebration of Thanksgiving and back at the commemoration of Veterans Day a few days earlier.
Fear . . . Terror . . . Danger!
Before going to their first duty station, our servicemen and women are trained to control those feelings. Even then, those thoughts are never far away when facing the reality of battle.
For thousands of years, Psalm 91 has been an inspiration, comfort, and promise for warriors in harm’s way. The ancient descriptions can easily be applied to the horrors of . . .
Just walking and listening to the Bible helps me smile. – Petty Officer First Class, Navy
Encouragement – what a great way to bring a smile to someone’s face! Since September 2001, many of our men and women in uniform have served multiple deployments in the most harrowing regions: Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond. They’ve seen the horror of modern war and stood strong for . . .
How was your day? “Busy!!”
Let’s face it, there are always places to go, cleaning and chores to do, running here and dashing there. How do you keep up with the speed of life? It’s hard enough for the average person. For our servicemen and women, life can be even crazier.
Days are filled with work and duties, PT, early mornings and late nights – and then the challenge of squeezing in some family time. Add to that the possibility . . .
Fireworks . . . Barbeques . . . Picnics . . . July is the time to celebrate our Independence. Let’s not forget the sacrifices that secure our freedom.
At the outset of the Revolutionary War, in June 1775, the Second Continental Congress asked George Washington to take charge of the newly created Continental Army. When he assumed command, Washington did not realize that he would be called on to . . .
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