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2Chronicles7:14-“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

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Red Fridays/Message to Soldiers

Posted by wordforit on October 31, 2007

Okay, let’s pull out those red tops on Fridays to let our heroes know how much it means to live in a free society! This is not about our feelings and opinions regarding a war, a president, or even a culture. It is about those who are far from home; away from whom and what they hold dear.

There is not a doubt in my mind that most, if not all, of the soldiers in the war zone would give anything to have the opportunity to wear any color except Olive Drab or Camo! Wikipedia . Are you aware that “GI” is an abbreviation for “Government Issue”? Wiktionary . Sure, it’s a job and it’s a volunteer military, but the fact remains that we would not be in a position of playing and working in a calm environment without someone’s sacrifice, and that includes many before our country was ever formed! We need a humble attitude of gratitude.

In the links following the e-mail I received, you will find forms to submit messages to soldiers offering encouragement. Psalm 91 is an excellent place to start in offering hope and assurance that God will watch over them and their comrades. He alone can offer security and care!

God Bless the Soldiers and their Families.

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If the Red shirt thing is new to you, read below…

Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together.After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who had been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home.“No,” he responded. “Heading out?” I asked. “No. I’m escorting a soldier home.” ” Going to pick him up?”

” No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq; I’m taking him home to his family.”

The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that although he didn’t know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his death to the soldier’s family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days.

I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, “Thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so that my family and I can do what we do.”

Upon landing in Chicago, the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom.“Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign.”

Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.

So here’s a public “Thank You” to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do:Red Fridays.

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the “silent majority”. We are no longer silent, and we are voicing our love for God, country and home in record-breaking numbers.

We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing. Many Americans, like you, all our friends, and me simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday — and it continues each and every Friday until the troops all return home, sending a deafening message: that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV — let us make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in red and it will let our troops know that the once “silent” majority is on their side more than ever — certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked, “What can we do to make things better for you?” is, “We need your support and your prayers.”

Let’s get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.

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All links open in new windows.

Psalm 91

FaithBible.org~Soldier Message

Truth or Fiction.com

Snopes.com

(Electronic) Messages to Soldiers

Married to the Canadian Forces.com

AmericaSupportsYou.mil (Dept0fDefense)

SouthwestAirlinesBlog~Employees&RedShirts!

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Be Still…

Posted by wordforit on October 13, 2007

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Instructions for Life 

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Memorize your favorite poem.
  3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  4. When you say, “I love you,” mean it.
  5. When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
  6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
  9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
  10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  11. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
  12. Talk slow but think quick.
  13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”
  14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  15. Call your mom.
  16. Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.
  17. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  18. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
  19. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  20. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  22. Marry a man you love to talk to. As you get older, his conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  23. Spend some time alone.
  24. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  26. Read more books and watch less TV.
  27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.
  28. Trust in God but lock your car.
  29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
  30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  31. Read between the lines.
  32. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
  33. Be gentle with the earth.
  34. Pray – there’s immeasurable power in it.
  35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
  36. Mind your own business.
  37. Don’t trust a man who doesn’t close his eyes when you kiss him.
  38. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction.
  40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
  41. Learn the rules then break some.
  42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
  43. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  44. Remember that your character is your destiny.
  45. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

 ~Author-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.~

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Inspiring Quotes

Posted by wordforit on October 9, 2007

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

Betty Smith

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All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

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Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

Danny Kaye

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The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it is a different kind of life.

R. Buckminster Fuller

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Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Bil Keane

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You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles Kettering

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If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.

Les Brown

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A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!

Thomas A. Kempis

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Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie

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Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.

Ann Landers

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