Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen~May~National Military Appreciation Month~May 5, 2005
Posted on 05/04/2005 8:06:40 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
Old Testament scholar Sir George Adam Smith says that when he visited the Holy Land he came upon a shepherd and his sheep standing before a stockade. There was no door in that protective enclosure, only an opening the width of a man's body.
Smith asked the shepherd why there was no door, and he explained: "I am the way in. I stand in the opening, and the sheep pass under me into the stockade. When they are all safely inside, I lie down across that opening. No thief can get in and no sheep can get out except over my body. I am the entrance."
We are like sheep who need a Shepherd (1 Peter 2:25). For entrance into heaven, a place of eternal bliss, Jesus gave this amazing claim: "I am the door of the sheep. . . . If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved" (John 10:7-9). The people listening to Him that day didn't think of a wooden gate swinging on hinges. They understood that He was really saying, "I am the entrance into the homeland of God." He could claim to be the way into that eternal blessedness, the exclusive way into God's glory, because He is the incarnate Son of God.
Jesus is the only way into heaven (John 14:6). We gain entrance only by putting our faith in Him. -Vernon Grounds
Here in His Word He's shown us the way;
Here in our midst He's standing today,
Tenderly saying, "Come!" -Root
There are many ways to hell, but only one way to heaven.
Religion Or Christ: What's The Difference?
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Sending Best Wishes for our Brave Troops . . . thank you all.
Prayers going up.
"The Stars and Stripes Forever"
But I'm HERE...
WOO HOO!! Nice to see you!!
Good morning, Mayor.
Thank You, for today's message.
Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.
MY first trophy!!! Im not even really dressed for the occasion....
Ok I will wing it!!!
I thank all the Troops who HAVE served and who ARE serving.
I thank God.
My cat Chuck.
My 3rd grade teacher who taught me all about Donna Summers.
My cross dressing bear Charlie...
ooops gotta go, they are breaking for a commercial.
Good morning, AZ.
Thank You for your steadfast support of our troops.
Marine Cpl. Joseph M. Abasciano provides perimeter security during a vehicle-mounted Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel training exercise in Djibouti, Africa, on April 26, 2005. Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) are deployed aboard the landing dock USS Ashland (LSD 48).
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace (left), U.S. Marine Corps, talks informally with cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on April 27, 2005. Pace visited West Point to share advice and lessons he learned while in combat.
U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) force reconnaissance platoon conduct small arms training with M4 Carbine service rifles on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while at sea on April 29, 2005. The platoon constantly trains while aboard the ship to maintain its role as a force in readiness while deployed in the Central Command area of responsibility.
Firefighters assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Fire Department use drip torches to start a controlled burn on a firebreak onboard the air station in Miramar, Calif., on April 30, 2005. Various Federal Fire Departments along with units from the San Diego Fire Department assisted in conducting the periodic controlled burn to prevent wild fires.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Patrick guides a hose pumping concrete for the foundation of a new school in Ban Nong Lom, Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 05 on April 19, 2005. Patrick and his fellow engineers from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion are deployed to Thailand for the joint-combined exercise from Camp Hanson on Okinawa, Japan.
U.S. Marine Corps Engineers and U.S. Navy Seabees work alongside members of the Thai Army to raise a framework of rebar as they build a bridge in Ban Jingteenuean, Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 05 on April 17, 2005. Marines from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion of Camp Hanson on Okinawa, Japan, and Seabees from Naval Construction Battalion 40, Port Hueneme Calif., are deployed to Thailand for the joint-combined exercise.
An Iraqi man speaks with 1st Lt. James Meeks, from Newton, Mass., in his home in Barra, Iraq, 35 miles north of Baghdad, on Tuesday. Soldiers raided several houses and made arrests as they searched for a leader of the insurgency with reported close ties to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Spc. Awilda Rodriguez, left, inspects her new home at Fort Belvoir, Va., on Tuesday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Armys new residential community there, Herryford Village. Also pictured are Rodriguezs husband, Edgar, and children Jonathan, 12, Amber, 6, and Jazmine, 5.
Staff Sgt. Cody Williams, a member of the 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Squadrons Joint Radio Relay team, repairs a JR2 during a dust storm at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Williams, a ground radio communications craftsman by trade, is deployed from Royal Air Forces Lakenheath, England.
Cpl. David Segrest left, a radio operator, and Sgt. Tracey Sourbeck, a heavy equipment repairman with the Alabama Army National Guards Explosive Hazards and Awareness Team, 200th Engineer Battalion, teamed up to design a safer, better-equipped gun mount system for the turret of their units Humvees. Their modifications allow for a second weapon, more firepower and better protection for Humvee gunners. The two are deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq. Sourbeck, 42, is a native of Enterprise, Ala. Segrest, 31, is from Jasper, Ala.
Capt. Jennifer Rael, a pediatrician with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, performs a breathing test on an Iraqi child. Rael is currently deployed to Forward Operating Base St. Michael in Madmudiyah, Iraq.
Gosh, there has been such a shortage of Pediatricians in the 3rd Armored Cavalry in recent times.
Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser Normandy and the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships Typhoon and Firebolt board a dhow in the Indian Ocean on Saturday. All three ships are currently deployed in the Gulf of Aden conducting maritime security operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), stand perimeter security on April 26 during a vehicle-mounted Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel training exercise in Djibouti, Africa.
From left to right, an F-15 Eagle, F/A-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang fly over Virginia on April 27.
Just another day at the office for our Troops.
Our Military who also are our sons, daughters, neighbors, friends, family, associates and others, are on the job.
My 25 year incumbent just dropped out of the race....
Thank You, Radix for the great pictures of our Troops at work.
Thank you for this evenings thread dear Queenie...any sign of our favorite disruptor? :)
Thanks. Hope you are well.
Lovely graphic Lady Jag!
This is good news! Pulling for you Mayor.
No writer 33 yet. Probably disrupting on another thread.
Oh, you look just wonderful!!
Thank ya Ma'am
Good morning, AZHua87!!
BEAUTIFUL openning today, ms feather. God bless and protect our Military men and women, from sea to shining sea, and around the world.
Morning for you maybe but it's 2029 hours (8:29 pm) where I am.
More wasted band width! This Themeless Thursday has to go. Where in the :@#$! is the management? Do your job and stop complaining about forms. This ain't the post office!
Thank you, Mayor, for today's coffee and inspiration.
Great song and artist ms. marlowe, thank you.
Nevermind. Somebody finally made you do your job. It's about time. :) HA!
Good evening Canteeners and all the troops. It's Military Appreciation Month. Thank you to all the men and women in the military who do what you do so we can do what we do in a safe and free country.
ooops, me bad. Good evening to you!!