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  • FReeper Canteen ~Part V of War in Ancient India ~ August 10, 2004

    08/09/2004 8:00:30 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 393 replies · 3,476+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | August 10, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part V: War in Ancient India † Amukta Weapons † The first of the Amukta weapons was the Vajra or the thunderbolt. The origin of this weapon is given in the Rirthayatra portion of the Mahabharata. It was made out of the backbone of the Rishi Dadhici which was freely given by him to Indra. Originally perhaps it had six sides and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part XII of War in Ancient India ~ September 28, 2004

    09/27/2004 7:54:55 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 368 replies · 2,419+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | September 28, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part XII: War in Ancient India † Diplomacy and WarNot withstanding the elaborate rule of war laid down in the epics and the law-books, insisting in the main that to wage war was the duty and privilege of every true Ksatriya, in several cases the horrors of war made the belligerent think of the consequences and avoid outbreak of hostilities by a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part XIII of War in Ancient India ~ October 5, 2004

    10/04/2004 7:57:07 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 436 replies · 2,393+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | October 5, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part XIII: War in Ancient India † The foregoing survey may convince an impartial student of history that the ancient Hindus had evolved precepts on fair fighting which formed a chivalrous code of military honor.†On the whole, however, it would seem that wars in ancient India were characterized by less violence and savagery than wars elsewhere. There is no recorded instance of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Conclusion of War in Ancient India ~ October 26, 2004

    10/25/2004 7:59:55 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 412 replies · 2,335+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | October 26, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part XVI: Conclusion- War in Ancient India † Did You Know?Gun powder (Agnicurna) and Ancient HindusSir A. M. Eliot tells us that the Arabs learnt the manufacture of gunpowder from India, and that before their Indian connection they had used arrows of naptha. It is also argued that though Persia possessed saltpetre in abundance, the original home of gunpowder was India. It...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part I: War in Ancient India ~ July 13, 2004

    07/12/2004 7:59:57 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 495 replies · 2,880+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism.com ^ | July 13, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † Part I: War in Ancient India † The history of ancient India is largely a history of Hindu culture and progress. Hindu culture† has a distinct claim to a higher antiquity than Assyrian schools would claim for Sargon I and as much or even higher antiquity than Egyptian scholars would claim for the commencement of the first dynasty of Kings. One aspect of this...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part VII of War in Ancient India ~ August 24, 2004

    08/23/2004 8:00:35 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 427 replies · 2,317+ views
    a Tribute to Hinduism ^ | August 24, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part VII: War in Ancient India † Martial Arts - Fighting without weapons"Fighting without weapons was a specialty of the Ksatreya (caste of Ancient India)and foot soldier alike. For the Ksatreya it was simply part and parcel of their all around training, but for the lowly peasant it was essential. We read in the Vedas of men unable to afford armor who...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part VIII of War in Ancient India ~ August 31, 2004

    08/30/2004 7:57:58 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 704 replies · 3,876+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | August 31, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part VIII: War in Ancient India † Army and Army Divisions†The Game of Chess and the Four-Fold ForceOwing to peculiar geographical features, with her vast plains interspersed with forests, the ancient Indian States had to make extensive use of mounted forces which comprised cavalry, chariots, and elephants. This does not mean that infantry was neglected. Hindu India possessed the classical fourfold force...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part XV of War in Ancient India ~ October 19, 2004

    10/18/2004 7:57:35 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 364 replies · 2,031+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | October 19, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part XV: War in Ancient India † U.S. adopts catamaran technology Washington May 28. The United States adopted ancient Indian catamaran-making technology to construct fast ships which were used with dramatic effect in the Iraq war, says a media report. Among the equipment the Americans used to win the Iraq war were 100-feet catamaran ships to ferry tanks and ammunition from Qatar...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part XIV of War in Ancient India ~ October 12, 2004

    10/11/2004 8:00:08 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 355 replies · 1,641+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | October 12, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part XIV: War in Ancient India † ArticlesSailors of Sixty CenturiesYukikalpataru, a Sanskrit manuscript compilation by Bhoja Narapati, which manuscript is now in the Calcutta Sanskrit College Library, is something like a treatise, on the art of shipbuilding in Ancient India. † It gives, according to Vriksha-Ayurveda (ďBotanyĒ), an account of four different kinds of wood. The first class comprises wood, that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part X of War in Ancient India ~ September 14, 2004

    09/13/2004 7:56:18 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 407 replies · 2,513+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | September 14, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part X: War in Ancient India † Naval WarfareThe old notion that the Hindus were essentially a landlocked people, lacking in a spirit of adventure and the heart to brave the seas, is now dispelled. The researches of a generation of scholars have proved that from very early times the people of India were distinguished by nautical skill and enterprise, that they...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part IX of War in Ancient India ~ September 7, 2004

    09/06/2004 8:00:06 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 436 replies · 5,206+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | September 7, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part IX: War in Ancient India † Aerial WarfareNo question can be more interesting in the present circumstances of the world than Indiaís contribution to the science of aeronautics. There are numerous illustration in our vast Puranic and epic literature to show how well and wonderfully the ancient Indians conquered the air. To glibly characterize everything found in this literature as imaginary...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part VI of War in Ancient India ~ August 17, 2004

    08/16/2004 7:59:43 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 436 replies · 16,340+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | August 17, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part VI: War in Ancient India † Artillery - India Taught Europe† Artillery was introduced into Europe by the Roma (Gyspsies), who were none else than the Jats and Rajputs of India.† This has been revealed in a study by a reputed linguist, Weer Rajendra Rishi, after an extensive tour of Roma camps in Europe. †He explains that the Romas, who are...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part IV of War in Ancient India ~ August 3, 2004

    08/02/2004 8:02:50 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 685 replies · 4,985+ views
    A Tribute to Hindusim ^ | August 3, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † ANCIENT WARFARE Part IV: War in Ancient India † Bow and Arrow: In the words of H. H. Wilson: "the Hindus cultivated archery most assiduously and were very Parthians in the use of the bow on horse-back." One feature of this weapon was that it could be handled by all the four classes of warriors.†Frescos on the Angkor Wat depict scenes from the Hindu...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part III: War in Ancient India ~ July 27, 2004

    07/26/2004 7:59:00 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 408 replies · 2,917+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism ^ | July 27, 2004 | LaDivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † Part III: War in Ancient India † Weapons of War as Gathered from LiteratureDhanur Veda classifies the weapons of offence and defense into four - the mukta, the amukta, the mukta-mukta and the yantramukta. The Nitiprakasika, on the other hand, divides them into three broad classes, the mukta (thrown), the amukta (not thrown), and the mantramukta (discharged by mantras). The bows and arrows are...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Part II of War in Ancient India ~ July 20, 2004

    07/19/2004 8:01:01 PM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 617 replies · 9,717+ views
    A Tribute to Hinduism.com ^ | July 20, 2004 | LadivaLoca
    † † For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. † † Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! † † Part II: War in Ancient India † Territorial ideal of a one-State IndiaImperial sway in ancient India meant the active rule of an individual monarch who by his ability and prowess brought to subjection the neighboring chieftains and other rulers, and proclaimed himself the sole ruler of the earth. This goes by the name of digvi-jaya. It is not necessary that he should conquer...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~ May 16, 2010

    05/15/2010 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 118 replies · 1,237+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | May 15, 2010 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!
    † † † † ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Good morning this rainy Monday! This morning someone asked me, "How do you like the lousy weather, Chaplain?" I thought a moment about the fact that my uniform was wet, my car had trouble starting, and about all those poor people stuck in the wall of traffic that inevitably occurs when Rte. 58 gets drenched. Then later I thought, how would we exist without the rain which makes all life on our planet possible? I remembered the old prayer in my prayer book, a blessing to God for the gift of wind...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! ~ May 9, 2010

    05/08/2010 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 217 replies · 1,876+ views
    The Canteen Crew | May 8, 2010 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!
    Proverbs 31:10-31 "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and no evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ship; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ A HUMBLE SPIRIT ~ May 2, 2010

    05/01/2010 4:59:59 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 167 replies · 1,337+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | May 1, 2010 | Serving The Best Troops In The UNIVERSE AND BEYOND!
    † † † † A HUMBLE SPIRIT It's always surprising to me when someone, in an honest and unguarded moment, confides that God could never use THEM. They may keep up appearances most of the time, but, down deep, they just don't feel worthy. Have you ever felt that way? If so, you're in luck; God places a high value on humility! In fact, your sincere recognition of your own need may just be the key that opens the door to a deeper, more genuine and rewarding spirituality. Isaiah wrote, "For thus says the High and Holy One Who...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ AN HONEST DOUBTER ~ April 25, 2010

    04/24/2010 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 92 replies · 899+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | April 24, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!
    † † † † AN HONEST DOUBTER The often heard quip, "He or she is a doubting Thomas," usually is given in a negative way. Someone who can't get with the program or is not a team player. The origin of this statement goes to the passage in John's Gospel. Thomas, who somehow missed the first appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the rest of the disciples, states he will not believe until he sees and touches the Lord. He is a realist, a man who is shattered in his faith after witnessing the arrest and death of Jesus....
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ A FEW GOOD WORDS ~ April 18, 2010

    04/17/2010 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 179 replies · 1,305+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | April 17, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!
    † † † † A FEW GOOD WORDS The accuracy of lie detector tests has never been completely decided upon. Although it is inadmissible as evidence in court, even the proponents of lie detector testing agree that it is not always accurate. Among the first lie detectors, considered by some to be the most accurate, was the donkey's tail! That's right, in ancient India, a suspect would be escorted to a darkened room. Only three would be present: the accused, the interrogator, and a donkey. The person being questioned was told that the donkey would bray if his responses...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GESTURES OF LOVE ~ April 11, 2010

    04/10/2010 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 89 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Canteen Crew | April 1, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!
    † † † † GESTURES OF LOVE Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love . . . and weep with those who weep. óRomans 12:10,15 Cards. Hundreds and hundreds of cards. Our mail carrier must have thought we were going for a world record. They came by the stackóday after day after day. It was just one of the many ways we knew that people cared for us as our family endured the painful first weeks after our teenage daughter Melissa died in a car accident. But it wasn't just the cards that provided assurance of loving...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Easter Sunday Chapel Thread ~ HE IS RISEN!! ~ April 4, 2010

    04/03/2010 5:00:03 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 256 replies · 2,174+ views
    The Canteen Crew | April 3, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!
    Luke 24 He Is Risen Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, ďWhy do you...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN, THERE ARE NEEDS ~ March 28, 2010

    03/27/2010 5:00:07 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 146 replies · 1,554+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | March 27, 2010 | Serving the BEST Troops in the Whole Universe!
    † † † † THERE ARE NEEDS, AND THEN, THERE ARE NEEDS "The bird does not sing because he has an answer; he sings because he has a song." Old Chinese Proverb Peppermint Patty, of Peanuts cartoon fame, can be impatient at times. You Peanuts fans may recall one of those times. School was about to begin, and Peppermint Patty went shopping. She entered the store, and proceeded directly to the counter, and said, "Sir, I need some school supplies some pencils, some paper, a loose-leaf binder, and some answers. I need a lot of answers." Most of you...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GENERAL CHARLES C. KRULAK SPEECH ~ February 27, 2010

    03/20/2010 5:00:08 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 131 replies · 1,231+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | March 20, 2010 | Serving the BEST Troops in the Whole Universe!
    † † † † GENERAL CHARLES C. KRULAK SPEECH The word integrity itself is a martial word that comes to us from an ancient Roman army tradition. During the time of the 12 Caesars, the Roman army would conduct morning inspections. As the inspecting centurion would come in front of each legionnaire, the soldier would strike, with his right fist, the armor breastplate that covered his heart. The armor had to be strongest there in order to protect the heart from the sword thrusts and from arrow strikes. As the soldier struck his armor, he would shout "integritas", (in-teg-ri-tas)...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ NOAH'S ARK ~ March 14th, 2010

    03/13/2010 5:00:03 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 136 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | March 13, 2010 | Serving the BEST Troops in the Whole Universe!
    † † † † ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM NOAH'S ARK 1. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. 2. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big. 3. Don't listen to critics -- do what has to be done. 4. Build on high ground. 5. For safety's sake, travel in pairs. 6. Two heads are better than one. 7. Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails. 8. If you can't fight or flee -- float!...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GIVING IT ALL YOUíVE GOT ~ March 7, 2010

    03/06/2010 5:00:08 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 138 replies · 1,049+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | March 6, 2010 | Serving the BEST Troops in the Whole Universe!
    † † † † GIVING IT ALL YOUíVE GOT Ever hear the expression "Giving it the whole nine yards"? Do you happen to know where it comes from? I used to think it was a sports term. "Not so" say several experts. But here seem to be at least two schools of thought on the phrase's origin. Both seem plausible. I'll let you decide. One explanation says that it's an expression from the construction trade. A full truck load, according to this rationale, will dump nine cubic yards of sand or gravel at your work site. In such a...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ February 28, 2010

    02/27/2010 5:00:02 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 112 replies · 889+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | January 27, 2010 | Serving the Bestest Troops in the UNIVERSE!
    † † † † † THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ PLAY YOUR PART ~ February 21, 2010

    02/20/2010 5:00:01 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 102 replies · 989+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | February 20, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!!!
    † † † † PLAY YOUR PART So they came to John and reported to him, Rabbi, the Man Who was with you on the other side of the Jordan. . .notice, here He is baptizing too, and everybody is flocking to Him! ó John 3:26 John the Baptist came to prepare the way for the Lord. That was his purpose on earth and he knew it. But Johnís disciples tried to incite him to jealousy over Jesusí ministry! John replied, ďA man must be content to receive the gift which is given him from heaven; there is no...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ ONLY GOD GIVES PEACE ~ February 14, 2010

    02/13/2010 5:00:00 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 163 replies · 912+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | February 13, 2010 | Serving the Bestest Troops in the WORLD!!!
    † † † † ONLY GOD GIVES PEACE The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. ó Psalm 29:11 One of the greatest ways God speaks to us and leads us is through the inner witness. In other words, we just know inside what is right or wrong. It is a deeper level of knowing than ďhead knowledge.Ē This type of knowing is in the spiritówe simply have peace or a lack of peace. By the presence or absence of peace, we know what we should do. I...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GOD'S PERFECTION ~ February 7, 2010

    02/06/2010 5:00:29 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 159 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | February 6, 2010 | Serving the Bestest Troops in the UNIVERSE!!!! And don't give me any guff! ;)
    † † † † GOD'S PERFECTION In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be main-streamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ CHARACTER ~ January 24, 2010

    01/23/2010 5:00:00 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 104 replies · 1,294+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | January 23, 2010 | Serving the Bestest Troops in the UNIVERSE!!!! And don't give me any guff! ;)
    † † † † CHARACTER A wise person once said, "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing to him or for him." (author unknown) Columnist Ann Landers put it this way, "The best index of a personís character is how he treats people who can do him absolutely no good." In the Christian Scriptures, the Apostle Paul talks about entertaining "angels unawares." (Hebrews 13:1) What these writers are talking about here is more than an act. Itís an attitude - about life, about people, and most importantly, about...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ DON'T GIVE UP! ~ January 17, 2010

    01/16/2010 5:00:13 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 213 replies · 1,955+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | January 16, 2010 | Serving the Bestest Troops in the UNIVERSE!!!! And don't give me any guff! ;)
    † † † † DON'T GIVE UP! Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ó Galatians 6:9 KJV Do you ever feel like giving up? Perhaps youíre discouraged about your finances or youíre facing problems with your health, your marriage, or your children. Sometimes problems seem so overwhelming that the road ahead seems too steep to climb. We all go through these times. Iíve wanted to give up and quit many times through the years. But when I realized I had nothing interesting to go back to,...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ ASPIRE TO A VISION ~ January 10 , 2010

    01/09/2010 4:59:56 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 222 replies · 2,153+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | January 9, 2010 | Serving the Bestest Troops in the UNIVERSE!!!! And don't give me any guff! ;)
    † † † † ASPIRE TO A VISION A scene in the movie Karate Kid was quite striking. Daniel went to see Mr. Miyagi and found him trimming a delicate bonsai tree. Daniel was fascinated and wanted to try it, but he had no idea how it was done. Miyagi told him to close his eyes and picture in his mind the way he wanted the tree to look. After Daniel found that vision in his mind, Miyagi told him to open his eyes and start trimming the tree. Daniel's every move was deliberate and focused. Then he stopped....
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ SEEK TO KNOW GOD BETTER ~ January 03, 2010

    01/02/2010 5:01:32 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 148 replies · 2,268+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | January 02, 2010 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!
    † † † † SEEK TO KNOW GOD BETTER [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]. ó Philippians 3:10 This was the cry of the apostle Paulís heart as he sought to have such a deep relationship with Christ that the trials of life would barely be noticeable. At the beginning of this new year, it is a wise thing for you to seek also. There are plenty of...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ PERSISTENCE -- THE KEY TO SUCCESS? ~ December 27, 2009

    12/26/2009 5:00:03 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 194 replies · 2,567+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | December 26, 2009 | Serving the Bestest Troops in the UNIVERSE!!!! And don't give me any guff! ;)
    † † † † PERSISTENCE -- THE KEY TO SUCCESS? Walter Wintle once wrote: "If you think you are beaten, you are; if you think you dare not, you don't; If you'd like to win, but think that you can't, it's almost a cinch that you won't. If you think you'll lose, you're lost, for out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will; it's all in the state of mind. If you think you're outclassed, you are; you've got to think high to rise. You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ YOU ARE SPECIAL ~ December 19, 2009

    12/19/2009 5:01:04 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 94 replies · 1,528+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | December 20, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the Universe!
    † † † † YOU ARE SPECIAL! "I don't know why I was even born," the young sailor confided! "I'm ugly. I'm not talented. I've never been what you would call smart. I don't really have any friends. And I can't seem to do anything right. I feel like I've spent my whole life letting people down. Sometimes I wonder if even God could love me!" That conversation took place more than a decade ago, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. That one and a lot of others over the years with the same message:...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GIVING ~ December 13, 2000

    12/12/2009 5:00:50 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 98 replies · 2,284+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | December 12, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the WORLD!
    † † † † GIVING There is a story of two young men who were working their way through Stanford University. The day came when they were broke, and something had to be done. One of them had an idea. They would engage the great Paderewski for a piano recital and put their profits toward their board and tuition. All they had to do was guarantee two thousand dollars. The recital was held but only sixteen hundred dollars was raised. Following the performance, the two young men went to Paderewski, offered him the $1600 and added a promissory note...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ FAITH OR FEAR ~ November 29, 2009

    11/28/2009 5:00:03 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 93 replies · 1,808+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | November 28, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World
    † † † † † Faith or Fear? For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful]. ó Romans 14:23 Is it possible to allow someone to control and manipulate us, honestly saying we are doing so in faith? Of course not! We know this type of behavior is rooted in fear, not faith. Faith obeys God, but fear is easily intimidated and finds many excuses for disobedience. A person who is a perfectionist, a workaholic, or involved in sexual perversion is just as...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ BE KIND TO STRANGERS ~ November 22, 2009

    11/21/2009 5:00:03 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 214 replies · 3,073+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | November 21, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World
    † † † † † BE KIND TO STRANGERS Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood ó being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it. ó Hebrews 13:2 A clique is an exclusive group, one to which not everyone is welcome. Being "in" makes us feel important, but being "out" can be very painful. I find that even the church is full of cliques. As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, you and...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ THE SECOND TEN COMMANDMENTS ~ November 15, 2009

    11/14/2009 5:00:01 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 163 replies · 2,872+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | November 14, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † THE SECOND TEN COMMANDMENTS Most people are familiar with the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai as recorded in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-21. But have you heard of the second Ten Commandments? The second Ten Commandments are "10 suggestions" of a cardiologist, Steven R. Yarnall, MD, for giving one the edge on being the best you can be. Taking care of ourselves is most often just good, old-fashioned commonsense. But here are Yarnall's "10 Health Commandments" as I found them in a pamphlet put out by the Hope Heart Institute. Thou...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ WHY DO WE STILL HAVE SCARS? ~ November 8, 2009

    11/07/2009 5:00:00 PM PST · by Bradís Gramma · 149 replies · 2,137+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | November 7, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † WHY DO WE STILL HAVE SCARS? One of the greatest truths we can know in life is that God is always able and willing to forgive us for our shortcomings. All we have to do is ask for His forgiveness. And if God is willing, then we too, should forgive ourselves. Yet one of the greatest ironies concerning forgiveness is that the painful memories the scars of our past remain with us. We may wonder, "What's the sense in receiving forgiveness if the scars from the painful memory remain?" Maybe the question should be,...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GETTING UNDERWAY ~ November 1, 2009

    10/31/2009 4:59:59 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 165 replies · 2,515+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | October 31, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † GETTING UNDERWAY A young Ensign, who had just completed his first overseas deployment, was given the opportunity to "show his stuff" by getting his ship underway. As he yelled out commands with great confidence, sailors were running everywhere. In no time, the ship came out of the channel, headed for home. It was accomplished so well that he set a new record for getting a destroyer underway. He wasn't surprised when a seaman approached him with a message from his CO. . . he was surprised to find that it was a radio message....
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT ~ September 27, 2009

    09/26/2009 4:59:41 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 162 replies · 4,007+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | September 26, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † "PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT" Just a children's song remembered from a Sunday School class long ago: "Red and yellow, black and white; they are precious in his sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world." But it expresses a profound truth. One that might change the world if we took it seriously. Sort of like the lesson in the poem a friend sent me yesterday. It's worth more than a second reading. It may reveal ... or remind you... of more truth than you expect! "We pray for the children who put chocolate...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ ISN'T IT OBVIOUS? ~ September 20, 2009

    09/19/2009 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 154 replies · 4,261+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | September 19, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † ISN'T IT OBVIOUS? This warning label (among about a half dozen warning labels) appears on my son's baby carriage: Do not fold carriage with baby inside! It may seem funny to state something so obvious, but I suppose to cover themselves against lawsuits from people who couldn't figure out to first remove the baby, they put on the warning label. The Prophet Micah gives us easy-to-follow instructions for a good life that seem so obvious and elementary we wonder, is that all we have to do to live happily and peacefully? The answer is...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ RESERVATIONS ~ September 13, 2009

    09/12/2009 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 126 replies · 2,699+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | September 12, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † RESERVATIONS! Recently, someone stopped by my office, handed me two sheets of paper, and said something to the effect of, "You're always sharing something with people; here's something for you." Then he was gone. Like so many encounters we have along life's way, this one was brief. But it left a lasting impression. And brightened my whole day. The article is definitely a "keeper." Originally written by Jonathan Lee for the Washington Post, it is entitled "Reservations of an Airline Agent." I've abbreviated it due to limited space, but the point is unchanged. Enjoy!...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ DISAPPOINTMENTS ~ September 6, 2009

    09/05/2009 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 144 replies · 3,701+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | September 5, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † DISAPPOINTMENTS Disappointments come to all of us; and the more I see of life, the more convinced I am that one of the most important lessons anyone can learn is how to handle these disappointments. One of the great disappointments in my youth happened during my sophomore year in high school when I was running for class president. The class elected a cute brunette cheerleader. Another popular girl, another of the cheerleaders, came in second. And I trailed the field with only four votes. That was quite a blow to a cocky young boy...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ "PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT" ~ August 30, 2009

    08/29/2009 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 131 replies · 3,218+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | August 29, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † "PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT" Just a children's song remembered from a Sunday School class long ago: "Red and yellow, black and white; they are precious in his sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world." But it expresses a profound truth. One that might change the world if we took it seriously. Sort of like the lesson in the poem a friend sent me yesterday. It's worth more than a second reading. It may reveal ... or remind you... of more truth than you expect! "We pray for the children who put chocolate...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ GOLDEN MOMENTS ~ August 23, 2009

    08/22/2009 5:00:01 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 197 replies · 3,697+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | August 22, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † GOLDEN MOMENTS Once upon a time, there was a little boy from "the wrong side of the tracks" who grew up admiring a beautiful house high on the hill overlooking his town. Fortunately, he never lacked for any of the necessities of life. But he hated being "poor." He noticed that people treated him differently. And it pained him to see his parents work so hard just to make ends meet. It just didn't seem right that some should be so favored and others should have so little. But his parents has instilled some...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ THE POWER OF LOVE ~ August 16, 2009

    08/15/2009 4:59:42 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 121 replies · 3,340+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | August 15, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † THE POWER OF LOVE What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. This story will keep you singing! Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. Karen and her spouse found out that the new baby was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael would sing to his sister in...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ YOUíRE THE ONE ~ August 9, 2009

    08/08/2009 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Bradís Gramma · 118 replies · 3,372+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | August 8, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops in the World!
    † † † † † YOUíRE THE ONE Lees tells the story proudly now. With an ending is one that few would ever predicted when he was in high school. He remembers the turning point as though it were yesterday. Just a chance encounter and an offhand comment... but it changed his life forever. He had slipped quietly into the back of a classroom to wait for a friend that day. The last thing he wanted was to be noticed. But the teacher asked him to go to the board and work out a problem. Les pointed out that...