Skip to comments.The FReeper Foxhole - Honoring Veterans Day - November 11th, 2006
Posted on 11/11/2006 3:56:12 AM PST by snippy_about_it
are acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated.
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The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans.
In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support.
The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics of concern or interest to our readers be they Veteran's, Current Duty or anyone interested in what we have to offer.
If the Foxhole makes someone appreciate, even a little, what others have sacrificed for us, then it has accomplished one of it's missions.
We hope the Foxhole in some small way helps us to remember and honor those who came before us.
To our veterans - Thank You
A day set aside to honor our country's living veterans. At the Foxhole honoring veterans is a major part of our mission.
Whereas we will not forget those who died or our POW/MIAs, and those who are currently serving, today we specifically honor those men and women living among us who have served our country in times past, our living veterans.
At the Foxhole we are blessed to have veterans as part of our Foxhole family both as readers and contributors.
We would like to welcome all our veterans to the Foxhole on this very special day as we attempt to honor you and thank you for your service to our country. Freedom is not free and our debt to you and those gone before you can never fully be paid. May God richly bless you all. Welcome home and we will never forget.
It matters not where, when or how your served; here at home or in a foreign land, in the air, at sea or on land; in peacetime or in war, on the battefield or behind a desk; on supply lines; as an engineer, a mechanic, an infantrymen, a cook or medic. You chose to volunteer or fullfilled your duty by the draft and served America and we are forever grateful. Every job is important as they all support each other and the cause of freedom.
Some sacrifices are greater, yes, and some service more dangerous than others, yet all service is sacrifice by the troop and their family and we highly respect that service. Some gave all, all gave some.
Thank you all - from SAM and snippy
Motor home not your style. How about something like this for a lake/retirement cabin, hmmmm?
This Boeing 737 is set up so that it can rotate with the wind, or you can rotate it yourself.
Now I know what to do if I hit a big lottery payoff :-)
Got some time to kill? You can find the specs and info here(Maxpoweraero)
Hello Sam and Snippy, I am very glad to see you two are still keeping it going!
Thank you for all the support!
Except for the bumper stickers, I like the first one. :-)
November 16, 2006
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You shall teach them diligently to your children. Deuteronomy 6:7 Our family was excited to visit the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit that was coming to town all the way from Israel. These ancient copies of the Old Testament provide evidence that our Bible has remained accurate over the centuries. Our nephew Daniel was so elated about this outing that he told his schoolmates, Our family is going to see the dead sea squirrels! We all laughed when we heard his misquote. His little ears had turned a word he had never heard (scrolls) into a word he did know (squirrels). And in his childlike enthusiasm, he also knew that the family was going to see something wonderful!
Daniels excitement underscores an important spiritual aspect of parenting. Values are transmitted to our children not only by what we say but by the emotions we convey. Both content and heartfelt appreciation for Gods Word can be communicated to children in a variety of ways (Deut. 6:4-9), including what they overhear in our conversation with others.
Young children may not initially understand each spiritual idea we discuss, but they can catch the importance we place on it. Children pick up on spiritual values and grow in understanding as we express reverence and excitement about the Word of God.
Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 3-4; Hebrews 11:20-40
For the sports fans:
I could live in that plane... Kewl!
I wonder what the #$%@$#^%$#& HOA might say...
Any good dry cleaner can clean it and if she cannot fold it herself she could ask a nearby VFW or to help or any veterans group.
LOL. Well the plane is intersting.
Hope you are doing well. Settled in? Any more trips lately?
Thank you, Snippy!
November 17, 2006
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As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2:2
I had just completed a night of Bible conference ministry in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was chatting with some of the people who had attended. At the end of the line was a young man in his twenties. He shared with me that he had been a Christ-follower for only about 4 months, and he was eager to learn more of the teachings of the Bible. I referred him to the RBC Web site with the Discovery Series topics as one possible resource for his personal study.
The next night the young man returned to the conference and shared that he had stayed up until 3:30 reading and processing the biblical truths he discovered in that online resource. With a big smile on his face, he declared that he just couldnt get enough of Gods Word (1 Peter 2:2).
What spiritual hunger! That excited young man is a reminder to us of the wonder of the Bible and its heart-enriching truths. Its all too easy for us to ignore Gods Book in a world filled with voices screaming for our attention. But only in the Bible can we find Gods wisdom for our struggles, Gods answers for our questions, and Gods truths for our understanding. These truths are worth hungering for.
Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 5-7; Hebrews 12
I want to share this with my Foxhole and other friends.
Good morning, Samwise, thank you so much for this lovely video.
Very nice. Thank you Samwise.
November 18, 2006
READ: Philippians 3:13-21
Forgetting those things which are behind . . . I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
A certain businessman was notorious for saving almost everything that came across his deskespecially correspondence. Consequently, the files in his office were bulging. One day his secretary asked if she might dispose of all the old, useless material. The man was reluctant, but finally said, Well, all right, but be sure you make a copy of everything before you throw it away.
Thats the way some Christians handle their sins. They know that Jesus paid the penalty, but somehow they cant let go of the guilt. Its as if Christs suffering were not enough, and they must contribute some of their own anguish by continually lamenting their failures. They want to keep copies of everything theyve done. How foolish!
The apostle Paul wanted nothing of this. He accepted as an accomplished fact the removal of all his guilt before God because Christs death had marked PAID IN FULL over his account. The memory of earlier days remained vivid, but it didnt weigh him down.
Everything that happens to us is retained in that remarkable filing system called memory. A wise forgetfulness based on Christs atoning sacrifice can keep all guilt feelings from cluttering up our life.
Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 8-10; Hebrews 13
November 19, 2006
READ: James 1:13-21
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights. James 1:17
Kara and April left central Russia and traveled across six time zones to attend a retreat in Tallinn, Estonia, for women serving the Lord in Eastern Europe. Because of fogged-in airports and diverted flights, they had to spend an extra $600 on air expenses. Kara felt guilty about leaving her husband to care for their two young children and to run their ministry. The unplanned financial burden added to her guilt, and she e-mailed her husband that she was having difficulty enjoying the retreat.
He told her not to worry about the extravagance and said, God is, after all, the God who made us heirs with Him and co-heirs with Christ. The God who gave Eve to Adam. The Father who loves to give good gifts to His children. Heaven is the ultimate of this . . . but I also think that He has given us gifts to be enjoyedand a time to enjoy them. And this time, for you, is now. Dont worrysacrifice is waiting for you aplenty when you get home. We can benefit from his response.
As Kara was able then to enjoy the retreat, we too, as Gods children, can let ourselves enjoy without guilt the good things He sends our way (1 Tim. 6:17). We, in turn, can use those good gifts to bless others.
Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 11-13; James 1
My mind heard, "The Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20...
Ha! There probably is a book called just that. Undiscovered, but out there....
Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
The funny part is, Fr. David is one of my college friends. He'd have gotten a kick out of it, if I'd told him.
I have a Stargate video parody to that some where...