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On Veteran’s Day

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
~Father Dennis Edward O’Brian

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To all our Veterans on Veteran’s Day —

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, in defending our freedoms against those foreign enemies who would seek to take them. In particular our  freedoms of speech and worship and public assembly. Without those,  we could not gather to worship our Lord, teach the Word or even tell others about the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again so we could have eternal life.

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So Blessed, So Thankful

Things I am Thankful For:

My Lord and Savior
His work on the Cross so I could be free
The Gospel
Eternal life
The Word of God
My pastor, Robert McLaughlin, and his faithful teaching
Rebound (If we confess our sins He is faithful and Just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness)
The fact that “there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ.”

Living in America!
Freedom…
…And the soldiers who’ve sacrified to provide and defend it
Roads and highways
My Jeep
The American medical system
Airplanes
Fighter jets and warthogs (and living under their flight paths)
The Internet
Email and blogs
People who email me!
People who read my blog!

My house
Living in Tucson, Arizona
Sunny days
Rainy days
Windy days

Thunderheads!

Daily Bible Class
The filling of the Holy Spirit
God’s tailor made plan for my life
The pattern for it set by my Lord
Being a New Creature, set free from the power of the flesh
Trials and difficulties, for they give me the opportunity to trust God under suffering — something I can never do in heaven
Obnoxious people, for they give me the opportunity to apply God’s love and forgiveness.
Living in the End times, for it gives me the opportunity to see God’s word validated as foretold events unfold before our eyes.

Comfortable clothes
Royal Family Friends
Long, deep, doctrinal conversations
Good health, and the ability to exercise
The gift to write and readers who respond to it
Having six published books and the opportunity to write a seventh

Quigley! What a magnificent creature he is!

Turkey and dressing
Stamping and card making
Receiving the peace that passes understanding, even if only sporadically
Autumn walks
Bible conferences
Soft sheets
A good book
Music and singing

Arizona sunsets

Thanksgiving dinner leftovers
Chocolate chip Cookies!
Molasses cookies
Christmas cookies

Knowing He will never leave me nor forsake me
Knowing that my Lord controls history and all will unfold according to His purpose regardless of how things might appear
Knowing I am His bride, His jewel, the apple of His eye

Rebound

Peace

Contentment

Purpose

So blessed, so thankful

I hope you’ll take the time over this holiday to reflect on the myriad of ways that God has blessed and provided.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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