Never Forgotten

DiverAs I woke up this morning I thought of war and the loss of life. It made me cry… even as I write this. But sacrifice is not only measured in loss of life. Tomorrow, we honor those who came home. Their sacrifice is tangible, but immeasurable, and must not be forgotten.

  • A deep-sea diver in WW2 (my father)
  • A Chaplain Colonel in the Air Force (my father in-law)
  • A front line musician/minister to our troops (my brother in-law)
  • A Lt. Colonel in the Air Force (another brother in-law)
  • A platoon scout leader in Vietnam (my cousin killed in action at 19 yrs. old)
  • A social work officer in Vietnam (my cousin, author of A Vietnam Trilogy)
  • An Army officer in Vietnam (my best friends brother suffering from PTSD)
  • A young Lieutenant now serving in the US Army (my nephew)

I will never forget the sacrifices of people like these that allow the rest of us the freedom to sit in front of our machines and say anything we want!

Do you know any veterans personally? If so, make a plan to honor them this Veteran’s Day. Give them a call, write them a note, send them a song, or spend time with them. I will join you in letting them know that their sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.

The Combat Musician: (great songs for veterans)

Responsibility and Privilege


Now that Election Day is over I’m sure we are all hoping that our newly elected officials will work together as a government that is truly “for the people”. It is their responsibility to do so. And now that we have exercised our responsibility and privilege to vote, what more can we do as “the people”?

I would suggest that we begin with prayer.

While writing letters, signing petitions, joining marches or forwarding legitimate information may all be effective ways to gain the attention of our representatives in office, I believe prayer is the most effective way of all.

God promises that if we trust in Him in all of our ways that He will direct our path.

Would you join me today as I pray that our newly elected leaders will seek Divine wisdom and guidance, and that they will lead this country according to God’s Word?

After all, it is our responsibility and privilege to do so.

Song: He Shall Direct Your Path (Proverbs 3:1, 5 & 6) Sweet Dreams Album