Thank you for my freedom!

This week I had a conversation with my friend who is a Chaplain in the U.S. Army.  I am so thankful for him and his family!  They are all beautiful and I am so thankful for their service to God and our Country!  I look forward to seeing them over Christmas before heading to their new Post.

Tonight I have been watching Ty Pennington’s Behind the Scenes of Extreme Home Makeover.  It’s a typical night of watching… I can’t help but cry.  Normally I can hold the tears back enough so no one can tell what’s going on… not tonight!

This Christmas look for opportunities you can serve others.  Maybe there is someone you know who serves in one of the branches of the military… how can you serve them this Christmas?  Sears has set up a way to do so if you don’t know someone personally… check it out here.

7 Years and Counting…

Do you remember where you were when you heard the news that planes had been hi-jacked and were crashing into buildings? 

I was in Rio Rancho, NM on September 11, 2001.  I was getting ready for my day when the phone rang.  Pam, our church secretary, called to tell me to turn on the news.  I was standing in my bedroom and turned on the TV.  The first plane had hit the first tower.  While watching moments later the 2nd plane hit.

I recall hearing about another plane hitting the Pentagon… and yet another plane missing.  We all know the missing plane crashed in Pennsylvania.

It was shortly after this day American Flags started showing up everywhere!  If one didn’t have a flag on the car you looked a bit out of place.  “United We Stand” became slogan for the day and the years ahead. 

A sleeping Nation was awakened…

I pray we will not forget September 11, 2001.  I pray we will not let our guard down again. 

Today’s news seven years later leaves us with questions about North Koreaand IranRussiais in the midst of performing military exercises hosted by Venezuela.  Osama Bin Ladan is still at large.  Iraq is showing progress and more attention is being placed on AfghanistanIsrael seeks to defend her Nation in the midst of threats from Iran.

With new challenges on the horizon lets not forget September 11, 2001!

I recall listening to “All for One” by STRYPER in those days that followed 9-11-01.  If I had the gadgets and gizmo’s to make a video in memory to 9-11 – I would use this song.

All for One

By:  STRYPER, 1990.

Take a look around, won’t you tell me what you see
Is there love to be found in this world’s pain and misery?
Tell me, will it ever change?
All for one and one for all
Isn’t that the way that it should be
Will we ever change this world?
United we will stand up tall
United we will never fall
If it’s all for one and one for all
Days are going by, its up to you to make a start
Before this earth of ours turns to dust and falls apart
Right now I know we can make a change
All for one and one for all
Isn’t that the way that it should be
Will we ever save this world?
United we will stand up tall
United we will never fall
If it’s all for one and one for all

Thank you to patrioticon.org for the flag photo.