A Red, White and Blue Heart

I had a special guest speak to the students on Wednesday night. I won’t mention his name here because when I spoke well of him on Wednesday, he smiled, shook my hand, and whispered, “I’ll get you for that” – so this post probably won’t make him too happy either. I’m going to share one… Continue reading A Red, White and Blue Heart

The Myth of Independence

No, that’s not just a “pee in someone’s Cheerios” blog title, cynically posted to stir up traffic on the most sacred of our secular American holidays. It’s a legitimate thought that I can and will back up in my post. But – it certainly got your attention didn’t it? Such is the power of the… Continue reading The Myth of Independence

Marine’s Eye-View: We Can’t Handle The Truth And Other Thoughts

Just before Memorial Day, I wrote a post critiquing the movie A Few Good Men. I basically said that the Jack Nicholson character, Col. Nathan Jessup, was a strawman designed to make the audience dislike him, and how it might be the result of an agenda to get the American people against their brothers-in-arms. I… Continue reading Marine’s Eye-View: We Can’t Handle The Truth And Other Thoughts

The Truth? We Can’t Handle It

The courtroom is silent as the old military man gathers himself. Every eye is on him. He is either a courageous hero or a misguided fool. The courtroom is silent as the young lawyer stands waiting. Every eye is on him. He is either a courageous hero or a misguided fool. Finally, the old military… Continue reading The Truth? We Can’t Handle It

A Day in the Life of a Wounded Soldier’s Wife

A few weeks ago I wrote about SFC Mark Allen and his wife, Shannon, and their daughter, Journey, for Veteran’s Day. I went to high school with Shannon and go to church with her grandparents, so Mark’s story of recovery has struck close to home. I wrote the piece hoping to honor the family, and… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Wounded Soldier’s Wife