I'm going to be away from the computer and blog world for a few days...until Thursday night anyway. I'll be "roughing it" with my daughter at church camp this week. If you remember church camp dorms/cabins, beds and showers at all, you'll know what I mean. But I go simply because I can't bear to "send" her (overprotective I know). Jason did his time at cub scout camps with Colt, so it's my turn now! (He was still going with him even when Colt was in his teens!) I know we'll have a great time this week and that we'll be blessed and I hope and pray we are a blessing. Please remember us in your prayers (and my men here at home while we're gone).
Knowing that I would be away, I couldn't think of a better post to leave with you than a tribute to our troops, especially for this week as we celebrate our freedom. As you know from an earlier post, my brother, Richie, is serving our country. I'm going to leave you with these pictures of him, his friends, co-workers, my friends' sons, among others. This is just a little fraction of the men and women that serve our country everyday! They sacrifice more than we'll ever know or realize just to secure our freedom. Please leave a comment for these guys (and girls) to see and let them know that we love and support them and pray for them. I know they will greatly appreciate knowing they are greatly appreciated!
God bless you all that I've met since I started this blog in May! I'm going to miss visiting your blogs everyday and leaving you a comment. I look forward to "talking" with you soon when we get back from camp. I hope you all have a great week too!
Now to our troops....God bless our men and women...everyone of you....serving our country, the great U.S.A. I thank you so much for being THERE....so we can be HERE.....FREE. I pray and ask God's blessing and protection over each one of you (and your families back at home)!
Turn your speakers up and enjoy the music too!
My brother, Richie (new hairstyle)
~ Psalms 91 ~ He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the petilence that walks in the darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
Jeff, Jamie, Fred & Richie
Because you have the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you. Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
Fred, John, Richie
In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
Jeff, Jamie, Fred & Richie
Packages delivered after a dust storm...they said it felt like Christmas!
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation." ~ Psalms 91:1-23
Terry, Nicholai, Richie
Here's a link to Fallen Heroes. It's a sobering account of every soldier we've lost during this war. They gave their lives for our freedom. Each one was someone's husband, wife, son, daughter, mom, dad, brother, or sister. I honor these today too. Thank you to all of those families.....their sacrifice (your sacrifice) is not forgotten....
In memory of Matthew
In memory of Jonathan
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!