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While we are fighting the good fight against Congress and the president, we must never forget those who are far away from home fighting the good fight for our very lives. It is to them this tribute is sent.

Just in case the link goes wacky, you can watch it on YouTube.

Yes, they are my heroes. I pray they are yours as well. Have a blessed day.

Hat tip: Pastor Ed.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts. Digg! Digg!

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Today I received an e-mail from a very thoughtful young lady, Caroline, and she sent me this video. Do you realize there are truly Christians in Iran? Watch below.

Are you having a rough day? Things aren’t going your way? Did you think to pray? Remember this. Many of our brothers and sisters are suffering even to the point of death without denouncing God Almighty, so we should be grateful for every blessing we have no matter how large or small. After all, a blessing is from God. God doesn’t deal in junk.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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Independence Day is a very special day to Americans. This is the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We have fireworks to remind us of “the bombs bursting in air” and allowed them to see that our flag was still there. They had no idea if we were going to win, but they would rather die to remain free than to be enslaved or imprisoned by the British. That is amazing. How many of us are willing to give all for this noble quest today?

We are at war right now, no matter who tries to deny it. Our brave men and women are out there fighting for our very lives, and I think we ought to be very grateful to them. That is why I am asking you to read what a friend of mine e-mailed me.

She collects cards and gift packages for our troops all year long. It only takes a moment, and they deserve these cards and care packages. Please respond. Show our troops they are not forgotten. Thank you so very much.

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4th OF JULY CARD DRIVE FOR DEPLOYED TROOPS

The Mission:

To collect at least 3,000 “thank you” cards for troops serving our country all over the world, to tell them “Thank you for our Freedom!” We are also collecting care package items for troops – please visit our website for more info, and click on the “Items Needed ASAP!” link!

The Reason:

Being away from home, often living in harsh conditions with combat & constant danger is difficult ~ our troops need to know we have not forgotten them!!! Mail from home helps to keep our troops’ morale strong, making a very real difference in their lives. It keeps them motivated and focused when they know we care about them!

The Address:

Send your signed, unsealed thank-you cards to the following address:

OPERATION: LOVE FROM HOME
P.O. Box 1660
Loganville, Georgia, 30052

ALL CARDS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009.

The Guidelines:

The cards can be handmade or store-bought.

This is a great opportunity to get your Scout troop, school, church and other civic organizations involved in doing something to show support for our troops.

Please do not write the date on your cards

Please, no glitter on the cards. Because of the intended destination of the cards, nothing excessively “shiny” should be sent for safety & security reasons.

*IMPORTANT: This is not a “dating service.” Please do not send suggestive or otherwise inappropriate cards or materials. Please also refrain from making political statements of any nature. We will be reading and screening every card received to ensure that the above guidelines are adhered to. Remember: This is strictly to let the troops know that we love them, we are proud of them and that we HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN them!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.OPERATIONLOVEFROMHOME.ORG, OR EMAIL: KAT@OPERATIONLOVEFROMHOME.ORG. POSTAGE COSTS ARE OUR LARGEST EXPENSE. DONATIONS TOWARDS POSTAGE ARE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED.
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May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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This lady is not only beautiful, she has been gifted by God with a very sweet and tender voice. Please listen to her sing. When I first heard her, I knew I had to share her with you. I hope this edifies you today. 😉

This song is so true. I pray these words for every Servicemember who is in the line of fire and those who are not. Also, I would like to extend my prayer to those who’ve served before and never received the proper recognized. I remember you. I thank you for your service. Welcome home.

Remember – He is always there for you. All you have to do is reach out and ask for His Guidance, Love, Mercy, Grace, Forgiveness, Help, and whatever is your need. He is always Faithful. God bless you, and have a very blessed day.

Tip o’ the hat: David L. Brown aka Blade Runner.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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There are many of us that voted for John McCain soley because Governor Sarah Palin was on the ticket, and we do not like the way she was treated by the press, the talking heads, and some talk show hosts. Therefore we are going to say a special ‘Thank you’ through a special TV ad. Below is the press release from Our Country Deserves Better.

STATEMENT ON THANKSGIVING
AD CAMPAIGN HONORING
GOV. SARAH PALIN

SACRAMENTO — The New York Times has reported on their Caucus Blog about an upcoming television ad campaign thanking and defending the honor and character of Governor Sarah Palin. The pro-Palin television ad campaign will air nationwide around the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (See the New York Times report here.)

The pro-Palin ad campaign is a project of the Our Country Deserves Better Committee which raised approximately $1.3 million during the general election to support the McCain/Palin ticket and oppose the Obama/Biden ticket.

The Our Country Deserves Better Committee will be filming the ad next Monday and had not planned to announce the new ad campaign until around the time of the film shoot or post-production of the ad. However, a reporter for the New York Times is on the committee’s email list, and when she contacted the organization, we decided to cooperate with the Times.

The ad is being produced specifically to honor, thank and defend Gov. Sarah Palin in the wake of several unfavorable media reports which included criticism from anonymous sources.

The members and supporters of the Our Country Deserves Better Committee have been impressed with Gov. Palin’s honor, candor and dignity during the recent presidential campaign. We applaud the way in which she has generally articulated her conservative viewpoints with an optimistic and hopeful style similar to President Ronald Reagan.

Further news releases and information about the upcoming ad campaign honoring Gov. Sarah Palin will follow in the days to come.

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This is in appreciation for all she has endured and because we truly care about her. We want to thank her for everything and encourage her to stay fighting. I’m sure she doesn’t need us to tell her to keep up the good fight, but sometimes it’s nice to hear from someone other than yourself. I want her to run for President in the year 2012!

Sidenote: While I am a member of their mailing list, I did not post all of their ads here because I thought they should have been more on point as to what our message is, rather than to just attack Obama. It makes us look petty and takes away from the message.

After all, we did have a message. Ask anyone what it was, and they cannot tell you. I understand this is McCain’s fault, but we should be more pro-active than negative. Yes, tell the truth that the media does not want to cover. Certainly. But don’t forget why.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts.

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Are you having a nice day today? Here in California the weather is beautiful. Some people could still be having a bad day. What is the difference between a good day and a bad day? Attitude. Everything revolves around how we CHOOSE to take in the information.

Let’s say for a minute that I have just gotten a flat tire. That could be really bad, eh? Especially if I was in a hurry! Now what should I do? How should I feel? Angry? Frustrated? Hopeful? Or is there a different way still? I choose to believe that God has a purpose for everything. Was I going too fast, too much in a hurry to ignore God? (Figuratively, of course.)

Maybe I could spend some time reading my Bible while I wait for the tow truck or the handsome young prince to come along and change my tire for me! lol. Don’t be silly. I can change my own tire, but I wouldn’t stop someone whose desire was to help a lady in distress. 😉

I could kick the car, eh? But what would that get me? I’d probably hurt my foot and only get angrier. I could cuss the car, but is it going to Heaven or hell? No? It is an inanimate object, and it would look pretty stupid of me yelling at it. That won’t help anything.

So we have discussed something that we have no control over. When we have no control over the situation, why get angry? There is no reason for it. The one thing that can happen negatively, however, is that you can make yourself physically ill. Things happen, get used to it.

What should I do if someone offers me a drink? AHA! I have control over this. I choose not to accept this offer politely. Why? I am an ex-alcoholic. I have been physically ill, because I could not stop and it was very depressing. I have chosen not to drink anymore. Remember, I said EX.

What does this have to do with my attitude? I don’t ever want to be in a condition where I don’t remember how I got to where I wake up! I don’t ever want to be that ill again. My attitude is one of self-control.

Self-control is not an attitude? Oh yes it is! How? Hmm. I cannot have self-control if I did not have self will. Willingness is a gift from God. Sometimes we abuse it, sometimes we even forget that it is a gift. My attitude toward my gifts is what keeps me grateful. GRATITUDE is an option and an attitude! 😉

Did I disclose something that will exclude me from running for public office? No. This would be well known before too long. I’m a Conservative, so you can only imagine what the press will do to me. lol. This is peaches. Getting back to attitudes…

If you enjoy serenity, you will seek the good in each and every situation without hiding your head in the sand. Otherwise, you may be miserable. Either way, it is your choice. Happy chosing!

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How does one say, ‘Thank you’ when there are no words that convey the depths of gratitude they feel? Is it enough to live up to the responsibility that comes with freedom? Is it enough to ‘Remember’? Is it enough to say, ‘Thank you’? I truly don’t know, but let me try.

All of you who came before us and fought to keep our country free, including those who fought to give us a free country, Thank you for all you have sacrificed. I pray your families and you receive all the grace and mercy there is, and God sure does have a lot! I pray we live up to your example, and we make sure totalitarianism, communism and fascism never take hold in this country. Soldier or citizen, may we fight against it and beat it down for posterity.

For the men and women of the Revolutionary War, thank you so for a country that is blessed by God, protected by men and women who understand the concept that ‘Freedom is not Free’, and we must be diligent in every aspect of our lives to keep the freedoms you have so richly blessed upon us. Thank you for the beautiful songs, the honorable Flag, your sacrifices, and your bravery.

For the men who fought in the wars after that up until the first world war, thank you for the lands so sweet and the lands so hard. The good with the bad, that is how I see these conquests. I am Indian, so I don’t like to lose. We did, you won. It is done. Thank you for coming to your senses by recognizing that without us, you may not have won the Revolutionary War! Also, thank you for the recognition that we had a pretty good government system all set up for you. Yes, I thank you and your families for your sacrifices, especially those of you who cared for my people and kept your word.

There were many wars in between the time of the Revolutionary War and the first world war, that is why I lumped them all together. The conquest of New Orleans, the war with Mexico, Wounded Knee, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the war we had with the Muslims down Africa way (Jefferson), the Trail of Tears (I forgive you), when England burned down our White House, and many more. I’m not too up on our history. That is probably something I can do for you. After all you’ve done for us, it’s the least I can do.

The First World War was awful. The way it ended was an opening for the Second World War, but you cannot trust those French people! For all of you who fought in that war, thank you for keeping us free. Thank you to the families who sacrificed so much, and thank you to the families that never were because their Daddy’s died before they could have these families.

The Second World War was one I wished we’d never see again, but we are seeing it today. As brutal as before, our enemies have no conscience, and they want to take over the world to have their caliphate. I thank you for conquering Hitler. I thank you that we are not speaking German. I thank you that you stopped the genocide of the Jewish people, the Christians, the homosexuals, the mentally ill, and all the people they were experimenting on while they were alive.

America seems to have lost her way. Now we kill babies, experiment on them, watch filth on TV, and there are so many murders everyday that it doesn’t even phase most people. They have become paralyzed by the news. I pray that we could gather our strength and knowledge from God and you so we can have a chance at winning our current war. Were your ROE so strict? Did you have to wait until they shot at you before you could shoot the enemy? No, I didn’t think so. Thank you for not waiting!

With all that is wrong in the world, there is just as much if not more that is right in this world. For this, I am so very grateful to you. Our men and women of today are outstanding, but you already know that. These are the best of the best, the bravest of the brave, and they are humble. God, I love them all so dearly. I pray for their safety and their lives. I pray for their families, too. I just wish the media would appreciate that without them, they would NOT have a job. This is the miracle country, and it is all thanks to God and you. For this I remain in debt to you forever, a debt I cannot pay but I can be a better person because you have showed me how.

Thank you, be at peace this Memorial Day (Weekend, yeah, they made it a weekend so they could go shopping instead of studying history), and know that most Americans love you and thank you. You are the doorstop between freedom and tyranny. What an awesome person to be! For those of you who have gone to Heaven, may you rest in peace. May your loved ones be cared for by this country and her people for which you gave your life (or age caught up with you, I hope).

See, it is so hard to say, “Thank you”, because one could go on and on and on and never have come up with the correct words, if there are any ‘correct’ words. I will end by saying this. Thank you for the freedom you have given us which was not free. We shall remain ever alibavigilant in order to endow upon our heirs that which you have bestowed upon us which was so costly. God bless you. God bless you.

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Update: This is NOT a partisian article. When I wrote it, I was thinking only of our men and women who have served our country with honor and those who still are. There apparently have been some people who believe that McCain is not fit for the office of president because he comes from a long line of Naval Officers. So, let me see if I have this correct. People that go to Washington are claiming to do their duty by serving their district, but someone who has risked his life, spent 5 1/2 years as a POW did NOT serve our entire country? You people on the Left make me sick. Really.

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