Sunday, April 16, 2017

Again... And Always


Consider this:  if you focus on death, then death shall you receive.  If you focus on life... eternal life... then that can be yours.  Through Him.  Only through Him.

This is His promise.  John 3:16... and so many other amazing verses.

We are Easter people!  

"We remember how You loved us to Your death... and still we celebrate, for we know that you are with us here.  And we believe that we shall see you, when you come... in your glory, Lord!  We remember... we celebrate... we believe."

HE IS RISEN!!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!! 



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Birthday Girl and Gender Reveal

Well- another beautiful baby is nigh for the family... will it be a boy or girl?

One year old birthday Princess Elara has the answer inside a little white cake!  If it's blue filling, it's a boy for Felix to train!  If it's pink filling, it's (yet) another little girl to add to the current squad!

Here we go........!

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Sorry, Felix... you remain the lone male in the outfit...!

God bless Rachel and Taylor and their amazing little (and growing) family!!


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

75 Years Ago

Always, always, always remember.

Click here for my post from last year.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


This is the day. 

The day we Marines look to each and every year.  We look to it because it is OUR day.  It is the day we get to indulge our pride, take comfort in our brotherhood, remember our comrades, pray for our known and unknown brothers, and... most of all, thank our fellow Marines and our God for the unbreakable bond that holds us together over time, miles, and generations.

To all of my brothers and sisters, I say "Happy Birthday!"  Even if I never met you- you are a close and important part of my family.

Semper Fidelis, Devil Dogs!!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Always Remember


Again this day is upon us.  For the fifteenth time since it happened.

How does this day make you feel?  Is it business/life as usual?  Is it harder each year to make time to remember and ponder how greatly our world changed on that day?

I find myself falling victim to time's treacherous attempts to make me forget... to dull the memory of what happened to our country on that day.


This is exactly why we must resolve to never, ever forget.  We have to do what we can to keep this memory alive and burning inside of us.  

Nations do not endure just because.  They endure because their people endure.  And people only endure when they face challenges and meet enemies head on.  

My son and a great many of my friends went to war over this.  Your son or daughter, or relative or friend, may have also.  Today, we not only remember those who were brutally murdered on this day in 2001; we must also and always remember all of those who have fought so hard to punish this enemy and prevent another attack.

Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
    Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
 Unless the Lord had given me help,
    I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
 When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought me joy.

                                 --Psalm 94: 16-19

God bless America.

Semper Fidelis.


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

God's Day

God put this prayer in my heart and brain a few years ago.  A good friend needed it today, so here it is.

Your Day

Almighty God:

Thank You for Your sunrise; in it, I find:
   -Your glory calling me into a new day,
   -The promise of a chance to do what I should do,
   -The hope of things not yet seen,
   -A blank canvas on which I can paint praise to You.

Thank You for Your daylight; in it, I find:
   -Your presence and glory in all things, if only I will look,
   -Your hand guiding me, if only I will take it,
   -Your voice teaching me, if only I will listen,
   -Your people, needing and providing help, if only I will join them.

Thank You for Your sunset; in it, I find:
   -The stunning beauty that only You can create,
   -A chance to reflect on and learn from the day now behind me,
   -Proof that endings can be as miraculous as beginnings,
   -No dread or fear of the coming night, because You are with me.

 All day, I find reasons to always give thanks to You for Your great glory and for all things.

In Jesus’ holy name,


Monday, May 30, 2016

Today, We Remember...

Sometimes, words just fail.  

Once a person wraps their brain around the idea of so many hundreds of thousands of individual PERSONS gave the last measure of devotion in service...

~~ "Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden." 
--Ronald Reagan ~~

Once a person really gets that... then nothing else really needs to be said.

God bless all who have served.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

He Is Risen!

"...suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.  In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 

'Why do you look for the living among the dead? 

'He is not here; he has risen!'"

"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter People and Hallelujah is our song."  --Pope St. John Paul II

Happy Easter to all!


Sunday, March 06, 2016

Nancy Reagan, RIP

Farewell to a classy woman who elevated the position of First Lady.

She is reunited with Ronaldus Magnus in the arms of the Lord.  He was 93, she was 94.  Theirs is an endangered kind.

Thanks, Mrs. Reagan for all you did for our country.  Not the least of which was taking such good care of one of our greatest Presidents.

The official statement on her passing is HERE.

God bless and rest her soul.


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