While in the U.S. Marines, I'd been stationed in Iwakuni , Japan for about 9 months primarily working on Sidewinder Missile launchers. I had the opportunity to deploy to Korea on a team exercise with the South Korean Marines. (ROK Marines) Unfortunately part of being an E-3 Lance Corporal meant $hit details. In this case … Continue reading Karaoke Guard-shack
Newly married, living in Hawaii, and 3 months fresh out of the US Marines. (Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines). Could not find a job! Not much demand for a sidewinder missile technician in "the world". As fate would have it, coming from Lynden, would pay off. Just finished an interview with a small … Continue reading Lessons from Dirty Dick. He is Alllll. Riighttttt!
I am not sure I ever understood the true meaning or impact of 2 Corinthians 12:10 until very recently in my life. As you know (if you have read any of my other posts – you know) Brian and I are dealing with family issues at home that have really caused us some serious pain and heartache. We have, at times, allowed it to come between us. We have, at times, allowed it to cause us to stumble in our walk with God. We have, at times, allowed it to consume us. In the not so distant past, I would pray to God and plead with him to “just take it away”. Or “just please make things better.” But I’m now almost ashamed of asking God to grant me an easy way out. I know that he is allowing me to go through these trials (not causing them – but…
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To paraphrase MLK jr. "There is no shame in being a street sweeper, embrace who you are and be the best street sweeper in the world". funny but thinking back, I remember hearing my Dad giving my sister similar advice but being my Dad, it was more like, I don't care if you are a hooker, just be … Continue reading Without Self-discipline, Success is Impossible. Period!
We all have a sad story but I believe we also have a story of hope if we can recognize the chains that bind us making us prisoners of our past, "sins"of our fathers, (sins in the sense that what we have learned from our parental figures(blood or not) that keep us from experiencing the grace … Continue reading Go Boy, Breaking Chains