09.13.19 Creating a Picnic Area! – Part One

Bridging the Gap – post three

The side of the end of our pond didn’t have a lot of improvements until recently. It was on our list but money and other issues kept us from working over there.

This photo is from Google satellite. I’m sharing it so you can get a good understanding of where “side of the end of our pond” actually is.

A little back story of how we got to the point where we can Create a Picnic Area is needed. When we first purchased our property we had a ditch going from our neighbor’s land to the pond. It was difficult to cross and made it difficult getting access to our property on the side of the end of our pond. As many will remember that was a huge project all in itself.

Here are some photos of the area back in December 2015 of the culvert installation area and the area on the side of the pond I will be writing about.

The ditch was difficult to navigate so we (of course I mean Roy) and a big piece of equipment dug deeper in the ditch to install a massive (massive to me) culvert.

Once the culvert was laid in place we had an unexpected monster monsoon rain and the culvert kept trying to float into the pond.

Roy worked out in the rain for hours rescuing the culvert from floating into the pond. Once the area dried he created a very secure means of anchoring the culvert.

You can see in the video below that the water continued to wash around and through the culvert making it very insecure.

We’ve come a long way since getting the culvert secured and covered with dirt. We spent many hours planting small patches of grass to cover all of the areas shown in the picture above.

In case you’re really interested in the issues and what all went into getting the two culverts together and fighting to get the culvert finished here are three posts from back then. I know most of ya’ll don’t care but there is that really curious group who weren’t with us back then so here they are.

Bridging the Gap – post one

Bridging the Gap – post two

Bridging the Gap – post three

This year our project is to “Create a Picnic Area” surrounded by plants, a hammock and lots of visiting space. This started when we found a square picnic table with four benches on sale at Tractor Supply Store. Being Roy, he doesn’t do anything halfway so the picnic table became a project all in itself! When planting bushes and plants that far away from our house we had no way to water the plants and clean the paddle boat and picnic table. Part two of “Creating a Picnic Area” will be about how that need was achieved.

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September 11, 2001 Attacks That Americans WILL NEVER FORGET

I will always remember where I was on September 11, 2001, when the world as America knew it changed forever.  I was at work in my office in McGehee Hall.  My friend Donna called and said we needed to turn on CNN right now.  We did and you know the rest.  I’m sure each of you knows where you were that day.  I found these 24 powerful and moving photos from the September 11 attacks that Americans WILL NEVER FORGET.  Sometimes I am afraid we have forgotten and I hope these photos will help us all remember that fateful day in New York City.
These photos were compiled by Matthew DeBorn last year.  He also tells his story of that day.
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Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, in New York City.
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  • It’s been 18 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • But for millions of Americans, haunting memories of that day are still fresh, and many lives were changed forever.

On 9/11, terrorists hijacked four planes and were able to crash two of them into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York and one into the Pentagon.

The remaining jet crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers overpowered the hijackers.

A day that started out with clear blue skies ended with a mass of twisted, smoldering metal where the Twin Towers once stood, leaving 2,977 people dead in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, along with the 19 hijackers.

September 11 happened almost two decades ago. One-quarter of Americans are too young to remember it. I have three kids who have no memory of it at all — they weren’t born yet. But as they’ve grown older, they’ve started to ask questions.

We certainly don’t want to forget about 9/11, even as we get on with our lives and confront new challenges. So in memory of that day, here are 24 images that capture what no American should forget. And as someone living in New York City at the time, I can tell you what it was like to witness the tragedy as it unfolded.

Brittany Fowler contributed to a previous version of this story.

The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were a familiar sight to New Yorkers. For decades, you looked up, and they were there. It was a reassuring sight. I visited the towers many times and gazed upon them many more times.

The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were a familiar sight to New Yorkers. For decades, you looked up, and they were there. It was a reassuring sight. I visited the towers many times and gazed upon them many more times. AP

On the morning of September 11, I had just finished voting in Brooklyn when I looked up and saw that one of the towers was on fire. Just a few minutes later, a second plane crashed into the other tower. Something was very wrong.

On the morning of September 11, I had just finished voting in Brooklyn when I looked up and saw that one of the towers was on fire. Just a few minutes later, a second plane crashed into the other tower. Something was very wrong. Carmen Taylor/AP

President George W. Bush was at a school event when he was informed. The expression on his face says it all. No one in the government knew how serious the threat was.

President George W. Bush was at a school event when he was informed. The expression on his face says it all. No one in the government knew how serious the threat was. Reuters

The impact of the two jets was devastating, smashing through the steel structure of the towers and igniting fires that eventually brought the buildings down. Warplanes took to the skies. Every nonmilitary flight in US airspace was ordered to land.

The impact of the two jets was devastating, smashing through the steel structure of the towers and igniting fires that eventually brought the buildings down. Warplanes took to the skies. Every nonmilitary flight in US airspace was ordered to land. REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek

Thousands of people were trapped in the upper floors of the towers. Many died when the planes hit, and more perished as the fires raged and when the towers collapsed. Some jumped to their deaths to escape the conflagration and the smoke. In all, 2,606 people died in the towers.

Thousands of people were trapped in the upper floors of the towers. Many died when the planes hit, and more perished as the fires raged and when the towers collapsed. Some jumped to their deaths to escape the conflagration and the smoke. In all, 2,606 people died in the towers. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen

The sky was blue and clear on 9/11. The winds carried a massive plume of smoke out over the city and New York’s harbor. “Manhattan looked as though it had taken 10 megatons,” the British novelist Martin Amis later wrote.

The sky was blue and clear on 9/11. The winds carried a massive plume of smoke out over the city and New York's harbor. Marty Lederhandler/AP

The towers were so badly damaged structurally that collapse was inevitable. At the time, however, no one expected this. People on the streets around the World Trade Center fled in terror when the buildings went down, one after the other, and filled the streets with rubble and dust.

The towers were so badly damaged structurally that collapse was inevitable. At the time, however, no one expected this. People on the streets around the World Trade Center fled in terror when the buildings went down, one after the other, and filled the streets with rubble and dust. AP Photo/Suzanne Plunket

Fires raged for hours and smoldered for days in the mass of twisted steel and rubble. Lower Manhattan below 14th Street would be closed to traffic not involved in the rescue effort.

Fires raged for hours and smoldered for days in the mass of twisted steel and rubble. Lower Manhattan below 14th Street would be closed to traffic not involved in the rescue effort. Mario Tama/Getty Images

The area around the World Trade Center was a scene of utter devastation. Smoke and dust hung in the air. Countless cars, trucks, and emergency vehicles were destroyed.

The area around the World Trade Center was a scene of utter devastation. Smoke and dust hung in the air. Countless cars, trucks, and emergency vehicles were destroyed. Shawn Baldwin/AP

Tragedy was everywhere. The New York City Fire Department lost its chaplain, Rev. Mychal Judge, who was killed by falling rubble while giving last rites to a victim of the attack.

Tragedy was everywhere. The New York City Fire Department lost its chaplain, Rev. Mychal Judge, who was killed by falling rubble while giving last rites to a victim of the attack. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Very little remained of the Twin Towers’ elegant facades, which architect Minoru Yamasaki has designed with narrow window openings and soaring archwork.

Very little remained of the Twin Towers' elegant facades, which architect Minoru Yamasaki has designed with narrow window openings and soaring archwork. Peter Morgan/Reuters

Two 110-story soaring towers were reduced to a contorted mass of smoking metal. Welders spent months cutting the steel apart so that it could be carted away.

Two 110-story soaring towers were reduced to a contorted mass of smoking metal. Welders spent months cutting the steel apart so that it could be carted away. REUTERS/Ryan Remiorz

The New York City Fire Department rushed to the scene and suffered incredible losses of life as it tried to save people from the burning towers — 343 members were killed.

The New York City Fire Department rushed to the scene and suffered incredible losses of life as it tried to save people from the burning towers — 343 members were killed. REUTERS/Anthony Correia

Strong men were reduced to tears.

Strong men were reduced to tears. Mario Tama/Getty Images

In the days that followed, rescue workers streamed into New York for neighboring cities and states. Scenes of horror as bodies were lifted from the rubble contrasted with signs of defiance as American flags were raised above the carnage.

In the days that followed, rescue workers streamed into New York for neighboring cities and states. Scenes of horror as bodies were lifted from the rubble contrasted with signs of defiance as American flags were raised above the carnage. Bill Farrington/AP

Loved ones posted photos of missing friends and family members in the desperate hope that they might turn up alive.

Loved ones posted photos of missing friends and family members in the desperate hope that they might turn up alive. Russell Boyce/Reuters

The city pulled together is a way that I had never witnessed before. We lined the streets to cheer on National Guard and rescue workers as they made their way into Manhattan and down to what became known as “Ground Zero.”

The city pulled together is a way that I had never witnessed before. We lined the streets to cheer on National Guard and rescue workers as they made their way into Manhattan and down to what became known as Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Soon, the nation would go to war in Afghanistan.

We also indulged our vengeful attitudes. Soon, the nation would go to war in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Russell Boyce-Files

The attacks weren’t limited to New York. The Pentagon also took a hit — 125 people were killed.

The attacks weren't limited to New York. The Pentagon also took a hit — 125 people were killed. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The scene at the Pentagon was equally horrifying, but the building itself remained standing.

The scene at the Pentagon was equally horrifying, but the building itself remained standing. Greg Whitesell/Getty Images

A new tower has risen at Ground Zero, along with a memorial. This has provided a lot of people with a welcome sense of closure. But it’s not enough to make me forget that terrible day; the lives that were lost, and how America was changed.

But the new architecture of lower Manhattan is uplifting. Here’s the now famous Oculus.

But the new architecture of lower Manhattan is uplifting. Here's the now famous Oculus. Courtney Verrill

And once again, it’s possible to look at over the vast expanse of the city from high above.

And once again, it's possible to look at over the vast expanse of the city from high above. Reuters

But the annual “Tribute in Lights” continues to remind New Yorkers and world of the buildings that once stood in Manhattan, and the lives that were lost on 9/11.

The still photos above say a lot about that day but this video shows so much more.

Roy and I visited Ground Zero in our travels with Dora.  Everything we’d seen and heard on television was made much more real by that experience. If you’d like to read our blog post about that visit click on the photo below.

A friend posted this graphic this morning…. I MISS 9/12 TOO…

I hope you have a Blessed week!

 

 

09.07.19 Because Jesus is there! by Megan Breeland Woodham

Take your kids to church.

Make the effort. Wake them up early. Fool with the belts and the buckles and the fancy hair bows. Endure the sleepy, grumpy faces and the misplaced shoes. Run around like a mad woman gathering everybody’s everything and trying to get out the door on time.

Hop to the car with a shoe in one hand and your make-up bag in the other. Give those babies a pop-tart and some milk and let ‘em eat it in the car. If it’s raining, get wet. If it’s cold, get a jacket. If you’re tired, go tired. But take those babies to church. You know why?

Because Jesus is there.

He’s there. And He’ll meet them there. And you too, Mama.

He’ll be there in the sweet smile of their Sunday School teacher as she greets them into their room. He’ll be there in the goldfish and the apple juice and the filling of their little bellies and hearts.

He’ll be there in the hug from a sweet friend and the encouraging smile that assures you that they “just barely made it” too. He’ll be there in the sacred words read from the Bible speaking truth to their little impressionable hearts. He’ll be there in the worship and the raised hands and the watery eyes and whispers of praise.

So take them. Carry all of their Bibles and drawings and toilet paper tube creations.

Sit by them in worship. Open your Bible and open theirs. Show them how to find the scripture the pastor is preaching from. Show them how to worship. Explain to them why He’s worthy of worship. Let them see you laugh and cry and praise and study. Forgive their wiggles and paper rustles and know that they’re listening even when it seems like they aren’t.

Ask them questions and answer the ones they ask you. Introduce them to Jesus. Tell them of His greatness – his power – his faithfulness. Tell them with your words and show them withImage may contain: cloud, sky, tree, outdoor and nature your life. Tell them what he’s done for you and how you’ve been changed by His grace and forgiveness and goodness and love. Tell them how they can be too. Point them to Jesus. Over and over and over again.

Take your kids to church. They’ll love it there. It’s the only place where they can go and just be themselves.

They don’t have to “be” good enough or smart enough or athletic enough. They don’t have to perform for approval or achievement.

They just get to go and hear how much God loves them. Just because they’re them. Just because He created them, they’re valued. Wanted. Their worth isn’t based on the grades they make or their ability to throw a curveball. It’s not dependent on their performance or skill level. And they need a little more of that, don’t you think? A little more grace and a little less pressure. A little more love and a few less demands.

Take them to church. Before you take them to the ballfield or the dance studio or the gym. Before you take them on vacation or to grandma’s or to the backyard to play.

Take them to church. Let them know its a priority. Show them it has eternal value. Let them see you set aside schedules and extra curricular activities and work and busy-ness to be present with the Lord in His house. I promise you won’t regret it. I promise you it won’t return back void.

Take them to church.

I promise it’s worth it.

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14.

© Megan Breeland Woodham,at One Step Ministries

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09.05.19 “Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.

I’ve seen this a few times on Facebook lately. As I was reading it I could hear their little voices saying it.  I loved going back into the Winnie the Pooh world, even for just a few minutes.  Hope you enjoy this today!
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Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.

There was a pause.

“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.

“No,” said Pooh after a bit. “No, I don’t think I do.”

“That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.

“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.

“Nothing, really,” said Piglet. “Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.

“But goodness,” continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you. And I’ll always be here for you, Pooh.”

And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…he thought that his best friend had never been more right.

I found a short two minute video of Pooh and Piglet that made me smile so here it is below!

I hope this left you with a smile today!

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09.04.19 Chauvin Family Weekend Fun!

When Paw Paw and Grannie get to spend the weekend with Madisyn, Chip and his lovely wife Misty, we are very heart happy! Extremely exhausted and brain dead grandparents heaven, but very heart happy!

Friday evening we picked up Madisyn and headed to Olive Garden for dinner with Misty and Chip.  I have to admit that Roy and I made HOGS of ourselves with the delicious food there.  Roy ordered the Shrimp Scampi and I ordered Shrimp Alfredo.  I can still taste the deliciousness of their alfredo sauce covering the delicious shrimp.  We didn’t stop there though.  We both ordered Zeppoli (see the picture below0 which they describe as soft, traditional Italian doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar, served with chocolate sauce for dipping.

Somehow my not perfect eyes thought there would be four of these on the plate.  Wrong! There were 8 to 10.  Roy and I should have split an order but being the HOGS that we are we wanted our own.

This is me and my sweet son Chip who treated us to that fabulous dinner.

Saturday started with a stop at Starbucks for coffee and breakfast.  I never go out for breakfast so this was a treat for me! Then it was on to Mississippi to see our granddaughter Kallie at her new apartment.  She goes to college there. I’ve never seen a college student’s apartment like this one.  Very nice! No pictures there but I got to meet her new roommate and visit with the one I already knew.

Sweet Madisyn getting ready to get in the water!

The swimming pool at the apartments was fabulous.  Misty and Madisyn swam and Grannie sat on the edge and put my legs in.  It was a very unusual pool.  The first ten feet were very shallow, then a few steps down into the 3-foot pool. We were the only people

Next, we ate lunch at Wendy’s.  My favorite fast food is their Apple Pecan Chicken Salad and that’s what I got. We came back to Ponchatoula for some girl time pampering at Polish Nail Bar and Boutique.  I got my nails polished a blue to match the blouse I planned to wear to church Sunday.  I am a traditional pink or red polish girl but it seems the fashion now is any old color, so I’m in style!  Things have changed, shaking head!

After a delicious dinner cooked by my son, Chip and Misty we all ate around the dinner table enjoying some quiet family time.  Dinner around the table with all the family was something we always did with our sons growing up and it makes my heart happy to enjoy that time with Chip’s family.

The day was full of activity and fun ending with time at the local roller skating rink.  This brought back old family memories of us all at the roller rink.  Chip, Misty, and Madisyn skated away! Misty is a GREAT skater, Chip is a work in progress and Madisyn needed the plastic pipe thing to skate.  They all had a great time going round and round and round the rink!

Chip and Misty!

Madisyn whirling around the rink!

Here’s the skaters with I think, Madisyn on her tippy toes!

After all this fun and activity Grannie fell into the bed and didn’t move all night! Sunday morning we headed to Hammond for church.  We stopped at the local fabulous Doughlicious Donut shop for a sugar start to the day.  I loved the bench with the sprinkles donut pillow! Sprinkle donuts are my favorite!

Chip and Misty handle the Information Desk at their church, The Harbor in Hammond.  Madisyn was getting a big hug from Misty, Chip was his silly self in the background!

We are looking forward to going back to our church next week. We’ve been spending time at their church which was great but it will be wonderful to get back to our Trinity family!

We wound up our weekend activities at El Agave in Hammond.  D E L I C I O U S Mexican food.  We were in Mexican food paradise!  This is one of their favorite places to eat and I now think it is Roy and mine! Aren’t these people below just precious!

My sweet hubby and his adorable wife!

We went back to their home and rested a while before bringing Madisyn to her mom’s home.  What a blessing this weekend was.  We see them from time to time but being able to be with all three of them all weekend was a BIG blessing to Roy and I.  Seeing the bond that Madisyn has with her dad and her stepmom makes my heart so happy.

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09.01.19 Please, please, please read this one, take your time and think

When I read this story, written by someone else who is unknown, it brought back so many memories of my own childhood and teen years. Even the years that Roy and I were raising our two sons. Life wasn’t all sunshine and roses back then but it was so very different than what I see in many families these days. My heart grows sad when seeing how far families and some of our country have grown away from the life we enjoyed growing up.

I was raised during a time when most everyone treated each other with respect. We didn’t eat a lot of fast food because it was considered a treat, and not a basic food group. We drank Kool-Aid or iced Tea made from water that came from our kitchen tap. We ate bologna sandwiches and peanut butter sandwiches, but mostly we ate homemade meals consisting of meat, potatoes, beans, & vegetables.

We ate breakfast at the table before going to school.

We had no cable TV or remote control, Dad used Me as the remote. We had just a few channels that you had to manually turn a large knob on the TV to switch channels, no microwave, or cell phones. and no computers. We watched TV as a family. Gunsmoke, Gilligan’s Island, Wonderful World of Disney, Bonanza, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Little House on the Prairie and Love Boat.

After school, we came home and did homework and watched the Brady Bunch, did some chores and watched some cartoons, American Bandstand on Saturday morning, or listened to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 on the radio.

Our fun was finishing chores and dinner so we could go outside to go to play with the neighborhood kids. We were inside at dark for bath and bedtime!

If we were bad in school, you got in trouble first there. When we got home, we got in trouble again (because your parents already knew). Paddling was allowed in school and you behaved yourself or else.

We LEARNED FROM our parents and grandparents instead of disrespecting them and treating them as if they knew nothing. What they said was the gospel. We were told to go play and we stayed out of our parent’s hair as we were told that children should be seen and not heard.

If someone had a fight, that’s what it was – a fistfight and you were back to being friends a few days later and the bullying pretty much ceased. Kids that were around guns were taught how to properly use them and to respect them and never thought of taking a life.

We ate around the dinner table and talked to each other as a family unit. We said the Pledge of Allegiance, stood for the National Anthem and we listened to our teachers.

We watched what we said around our elders because we knew If we DISRESPECTED any grown-up we would get our butts whipped. It wasn’t called abuse, it was called discipline!

We held open doors, carried groceries and gave up our seat without being asked. “Please, Thank you, Yes M’am and Yes, Sir” were part of our daily vocabulary!

We didn’t hear curse words on the radio in songs or TV, and if you cursed and got caught you had a bar of soap stuck in your mouth and had to stand in the corner for quite some time.

We grew up with good, God-loving families.

Life seemed easier with less stress when we were kids. It seems that we complicate life when we become adults.

Thank You to our parents for showing us how to adapt to change and take responsibility seriously.

Wouldn’t it be nice if it were possible to get back to this way of life? If this brought back cherished memories you are Blesssed!

Can I get an Amen? Getting back to these things with our families and friend can be part of what “Making American Great Again” is about.

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08.23.19 A Quiet Thought, Chemistry and Physics by Rev. Bob Adams

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God alone is maker of the chemistry and physics of this universe, and thus of all life.

Mass has gravity because God created that law. It didn’t just happen.

Trees draw water from their tiny root fibers up to the little leaf on the top branch because God created the physics that cause that drawing upward.

The mysterious energy of light exist because God called it forth.

God’s breath is behind the chemical impulses that cause the tiny ant and the great elephant to move, to breath, to exist.

Learned people may tell us what those chemical transactions are, but they cannot tell us WHY they are.

That a periodic table of elements exist is true, but why does it exist?

The nerve endings in my body carry tiny electrical currents at unimaginable speeds and in untold numbers.

Because of these impulses I move and sit and stand and see and cry and speak and constantly rebuild my body.

With each passing day studious scientist describe more of these impulses and chemical reactions that are you and me.

Sometimes they conclude that is what we are . . . elements and chemistry.

In this conclusion they stop short and fail to ask: why are these elements me and why do these chemical laws exist?

Everything I see, and the fact that I see, and the fact that I am – all this shouts the glory and continuing presence of God who is beyond our highest thoughts.

And He knows us and loves us, actually loves us.

Let us worship Him!

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05.27.19 Memorial Day Tribute to the fallen Heroes of the 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry of the Mississippi National Guard

The soldiers who serve in our United States Military are the bravest, most giving, honorable, strong, and best men and women I know. Not that we need any other reason to honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom, but Congress has given us one anyway. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill created the National Moment of Remembrance to be observed every Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time. It’s one minute we should all take to pay tribute to those who have given their lives to protect and defend our nation.

I’d like to specifically honor today the young men who gave their lives in the Iraq war in 2005 at FOB Iskandariyah with the 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, 155th. The information below comes from the Mississippi Rifles web page. Our oldest son served with these men and I can still remember the grief we felt when he told us about each of them when they died.

Freedom Is Not Free

…in memory of our fallen comrades

Sergeant Robert Shane Pugh Headquarters Company, 1-155th Infantry

Specialist Robert McNail Bravo Company, 150th Engineers

Sergeant Timothy Osbey Headquarters Company, 1-155th Infantry

Specialist Joseph Rahaim Alpha Company, 1-155th Infantry

Staff Sergeant Saburant Parker Charlie Company, 1-155th Infantry

Specialist Daniel R. Varnado Charlie Company, 1-155th Infantry

Specialist Bryan E. Barron Charlie Company, 1-155th Infantry

Corporal Audrey D. Lunsford Charlie Company, 1-155th Infantry

Major Gregory Fester Bravo Company, 490th Civil Affairs

Captain Lowell Thomas Miller II Headquarters Company, 1-155th Infantry

1st Lieutenant Robert C. Oneto-Sikorski Charlie Company, 1-155th Infantry

One of the displays after two of these soldiers were killed in Iraq.

05.05.19 A Quiet Thought, by Bro. Bob Adams

Our culture screams with fear.

We are constantly told that sure disaster is ahead, attended by pictures of disasters in faraway places.

We are warned to buy or not buy certain products and take certain actions or our future is probably doomed.

All this makes fear a dominant factor in this present day.

Unless we guard against it the fear that runs our culture will run our lives.

Even though we sing about trusting Jesus we may panic like those who have no great, living Savior.

The fear of the Lord is the only appropriate fear in a believer’s life. This is not a fear that terrorizes us, makes us cringe in the corner, or slump in despair.

Fear of the Lord is a deep trembling in the soul, often beyond words, that comes from seeing some measure of the Lord’s infinite power, holiness, and love.

It is being overwhelmed with His glory.

It is the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos falling down like a dead man when seeing Jesus in all His glory.

Let us fear the Lord and live boldly! Grace to you.

Written by Bro. Bob Adams