Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bless our Troops in the Field


Recently I received this email from a friend and thought it an honor to pass it on. A young Marine wrote this poem and letter to his father a short time ago. In the letter to his dad the young Marine requested that his dad disseminate this poem to as many people back home as he possibly could.

So the least I could do is publish it for that Marine who’s out there doing the most for us. Defending the great country that we live in!

The Marine

We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.

In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.

Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life,
So you can live the American way

I give you the right
To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups,
and protest in our streets.

But still I fight on,
I don't fuss, I don't whine.
I'm just one of the people!
Who is doing your time.

I'm harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I'm the immortal soldier,
I'm a U.S. MARINE!

So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they've shown.
Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.
So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you've won

Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.

But when your time comes,
Do what I've done.
For if you stand up for freedom,
You'll stand when the fight's done

By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert

Thank you Corporal Gilbert for standing in harms way for my freedom. You may never know how much it means to me.

Semper Fidelis  Marine

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blessed are the poor in spirit



When we are down and our spirit is at an all time low, feeling the harshness of life’s realities pressing in on us, do we fit the title of poor in spirit?

I would like to think that what St. Matthew had recorded Jesus as saying in the beginning of the Beatitudes describes a state of being that all of us experience from time to time as we live out our earthly lives dealing with all emotions that come along with the task.

I am here today writing to relieve some of the strain I feel is pressing down hard on my own spirit condition. Prayer always helps, but sometimes it takes a little extra effort, such as writing down thoughts or creating a place in the mind where nothing exist but you and your own thought of God and His perfect, majestic plan for your future as well as present.

As I write this post I am devoting my full attention to giving God praise for somehow keeping me open to receive all blessings He has for my life! I know He has plenty and it is my hope that He would somehow allow me to share them with everyone that I am in contact with here in my physical existence.

I pray that someone out there reading this will be touched by what is said here and spiritual uplifting occurs.

Faith is a wonderful thing when you add patience to it, all things becomes possible it seems.

Oh Lord, help me remember that nothing is going to happen today, that You and I can’t handle together!


Isaiah 26:4

Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Je-ho’vah is everlasting strength…