Thoughts on Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches I find my thoughts turning to the many friends and family who have passed on in the service of their country. Classmates who went to that hell hole we called Nam never to return, those who returned only to die slowly from exposure to toxins like agent orange. Those who returned only to fight the battles every day and night for the rest of their lives. Those who gave their all in the Cold War, no shooting perhaps, but as much a war as any other. Those who fought and died in Korea. Our parents, aunts and uncles, and I suppose for some of you younguns grandparents, who fought for freedom in WWII, Pacific for my father, Europe for my Father in Law. No my folks didn’t die, but they are all gone now. Let us not forget those who went before them, WWI, Civil War, and so many others. Nor can we omit those who have come after us, The Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, the list goes on.

But perhaps our greatest gratitude should be reserved for those who stood up and said count me in back in the 1770s, for they made this great country possible, by rising up in the face of impossible odds and saying, “Count me in, I’ll do my part.” That often ragtag bunch stood against the greatest military power in the world, and they did it many times with only the clothes on their backs, not enough food, ammunition, or training, but they did it.

I also think of the many who came back and never quite forgave themselves for that. The WWII vet whose entire platoon died in the Ardennes, He survived only because he was pulled from the line for OCS the day before the battle. He passed on some years ago, but if he were here today I would say to him what I have to others. “We all signed the same check. It is only by the grace of God, that ours were not collected upon.” We may never know why that bother or sister was chosen, and we were spared, just that we were, and that God had a purpose for that.

To the brothers and sisters still with us, be at peace, to those who have gone before, fair winds and following seas, rest in peace.

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Brunswick Tonight—Prophetic Overview 2016

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Announcing the 911 Watch!

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Amos 9:11—In that day I will rebuild the fallen tabernacle of David…
Isaiah 16:15—A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, and a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; moreover, he will seek justice and be prompt in righteousness.


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Our hearts are heavy as we write. A second American journalist has been beheaded by ISIS. Please pray for Steven Sotloff’s family and friends as they grieve and wrestle to mitigate the fear, pain and anger inflicted on their lives by this atrocity.

And beloved in Christ, lets not forget the tens of thousands of others, brothers and sisters who have been crucified, raped, mutilated, whose bodies now lie dormant in mass graves in the very land…

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Call Tonight! 911 Watch Begins!

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Amos 9:11—In that day I will rebuild the fallen tabernacle of David…
Isaiah 16:15—A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, and a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; moreover, he will seek justice and be prompt in righteousness.


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Note: Due to posting challenges, only half our readership received yesterday’s alert. Therefore our “911 Watch” will now begin tomorrow through 9-24. Thanks!

America in Peril
As we approach September 11 this year, it’s no secret that our nation and world are in peril. Everyone from the Secretary of Defense to Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee to the Prime Minister of England and the King of Saudi Arabia has warned of the imminent danger presented by…

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It Changed Everything

Happy Resurrection Day!

From The Pen of a Ready Writer

At the beginning of April I set to work on a new-old tradition; making our own Easter card. Only I call them Resurrection cards. Most of my card-sending life I have perused cards in the stores trying to find ones that really expressed the joy of the holiday and the real reason we get to celebrate it – but most cards are flowerful, bunny and egg fancied creations. Even though I am thrilled it is spring, finally, I am not sending a card celebrating eggs and rabbits and candy.Card

No, I want a card that flings the windows open with glory and riotous praise and wonder, like it must have been for Jesus’ friends when they found His tomb empty! From heartbroken to amazement!
Unheard of! Empty and no sign of the body! Where was Jesus?
The door blasted open by paradigm shiftings, messengers with wings and earth-rocking POWER!

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Thanksgiving Proclamation President George Washington

As we pause and give thanks for our many blessings today, I thought it a good time to consider what one of our founders said those many years ago.

Thanksgiving Proclamation
President George Washington
City of New York, October 3, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

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Will You Be Remembered?

It was a busy day in the square. He leaned against the wall where he could see the gateway, listening to his friends chat as he watched the crowds. Many people came to the temple, most dropped an offering into the containers by the door. A few large, some small, but most somewhere in between.

Then he saw something that arrested his attention. A woman, small, poorly dressed, walking up to the offering boxes by the doors. Actually, a lot of people noticed her, most with that special distain people reserve for homeless beggars. He watched silently as she dropped a couple of cents through the slot. Most never saw it having already dismissed her as nobody, and turned away. The few that did gazed at her with clear looks of condemnation for giving such a stingy offering, but not the teacher.

Rising up, he gestured for his companions attention. They stopped talking and gazed expectantly, waiting for him to reveal a fresh nugget of wisdom. He gestured to the woman, and said, “Did any of you see what she did?” One or two had, and having seen how small the offering was, braced themselves for a scathing condemnation of her miserly offering.” But instead the teacher said, “She gave more than all the others.” One rose up and said, “What do you mean? She only tossed in a few pennies, I saw her.”  The teacher replied, Yes, and most gave what was easy and comfortable, but not her. No my friends, she gave her all, every penny.” He continued, “She did this because she knows the Father, and knows she can trust Him to provide.”

The others all gave out of a sense of duty, obligation, or pride, not all bad reasons, but not what the Father is really wanting. But her gift, small though it may be, thrilled Father, because it came from a heart abounding in love. Her extravagant gift has touched the His Heart as none of the others because if came not from a place of obedience and duty, but from a place of intimacy, of overflowing love. She gave not because she had to, but because she wanted to. Her desire was for the Lover of Her Soul, and no other. Because of that she will be remembered and spoken of until the end of times.

Will you be remembered?

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