Friday, January 23, 2009

A "More perfect Union"?

Week-1: Abortions can be funded with American Tax-payer dollars (our dollars) in foreign countries and enemy combatants (spies/terrorists) will soon be brought to our soil and afforded the same rights that they are trying to destroy. Under the terms of the Geneva Convention, POW rights are only granted to enemy soldiers serving in uniform; those who disguise themselves as private citizens can be SHOT upon capture.
Make no mistake- this man is NOT the great unifier he claimed to be (unless you look forward to wearing drab khaki's and hoeing rows on a collective farm).
He was the second most liberal member of the U.S. Senate and he will be the most socialist President this nation's ever seen.
It's going to be a long 4 years.

I'm not sure I can stand it!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Tissue Alert"

On December 16, 2008, Lt. Kenneth H. Rose, USMC Navigator in World War II went to guard Heaven's gates after a lengthy illness. Kenny, as he was known to all of us in our church, was a large man both in life and spirit. He served in both the U.S. Army and the Marines and was a POW both in Germany and Japan. He was most proud of being a Marine. When our son joined the Corps six years ago, Kenny always referred to him as "my Marine".

Every time our son has been home he has made time to visit with Kenny even when we were not sure Kenny would know him. On those occasions he put on his Dress Blues knowing that Kenny would recognize the uniform if not the Marine.

At his Memorial Service this past Saturday, our son was given the distinct honor of presenting the American flag to Kenny's widow, Patti. There was so much Marine tradition in the Memorial that I cannot tell it all here. There is a local Ex- POW club here and they also had a small ceremony for Patti. Rolling Thunder was also present for their presentation.

The family held up well throughout the service but when Taps was played and Rob presented the flag, they began to shed their tears. The other two presentations were done when Kenny's urn was placed in his niche in the Columbarium after the service and that is when the tears really flowed.

Our son flew home from Norfolk, VA, just for the Memorial service at the request of Kenny's widow because, as she said, "Rob was always Kenny's Marine. You just had the privilege of raising him." Actually, my husband is a no longer active Marine Sgt. himself. I thank God every day for all of the Marines and other servicemen and women serving our Country, past, present and future. Thank you, one and all, for your service to our Country.

Mom and Wife of Marines


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Walking In The Spirit

Have you ever tried to "walk in the Spirit" for a whole day? Have you attempted to "bring every thought captive" and abide in the Presence of Christ for 24 hours? If you have tried and were successful, please tell me more about it.

I tried to "pray without ceasing" yesterday and I don't think I even survived the Monday morning commute.

I read a great article over the weekend entitled, "Fallen From Grace" Thomas Gilson, were he first describes my spiritual condition; flat, aimless, loveless, dead.

Then he points out that the Galatians were in the same the boat. They were following the rules all right but they had "fallen from grace".

And the cure? Walk in the Spirit! Abide in Christ.

And now you know my focus for 2009; to learn live in the "Grace, By Which I Stand"