Dec 16 2011

Mission Complete

Not letting anything stop you from what you want to be when you grow up…

So many times as a child you were probably asked that…maybe you said a fireman, or a teacher…

That was the dream for a young girl from West Virginia, but her family could not afford to send her to college

So when she was 18 she joined the army, to earn the money for school, when she was 19 she was in Iraq as an Army supply clerk…Her company took a wrong turn and came under attack…11 of her fellow soldiers died, she survived, but became a prisoner of war. After 9 horrific days, the nation watched as special forces rescued a young blond woman on a stretcher out of an Iraqi hospital. 

Today, she’s 28, and tonight on badly damaged legs and a painful right foot, she’ll walk across a stage and get her education degree.  She will be a teacher, but she’s already been teaching all of us. 

Jessica Lynch has completed her mission. 

She told a reporter, "It's tough to walk, but I look at it as, 'At least I'm walking,'" "At least I have my legs. They may not work. I have no feeling in the left one. But it's attached, at least. ... At least I'm alive."

Sure puts circling the mall for a parking spot into perspective.

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Dec 15 2011

Your Person of the Year

Maybe you saw this too on the news…and at first thought….huh…

They do this every year…maybe you saw it yesterday…Time Magazines 2011 Person of the Year,


“The Protestor’


The front cover is of a nameless, female protester dressed in a traditional head scarf.  It’s supposed to represent both the men and women around the world — and particularly in the Middle East — who risked their lives to bring about transformational change.

Okay…now it makes sense. 

Wondering what your person of the year would be…

For me its friends.

Several friends got me through the hardest year of my life…also the best…it was one of those years that you get to really live how God promises to turn a pile of ashes into beauty. 

They cured loneliness, held my hand…helped me have a yard sale, pack up my possessions, and loaded my moving van up so I could start over, just me and my kids. 

Maybe you have one of those Person of Year’s in your life this year…I’d put friends on the front cover…

Friendship  is a way we can experience God in action.  The bible says “a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin”

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