Memorial Day Musings

As we enjoy a three-day weekend and picnics with family and friends, let’s take time to reflect on the somber reason for the holiday.

  • Memorial Day – commemorates all men and women who have died in U.S. military service.
  • Veterans Day – which celebrates the service of U.S. military veterans
  • Armed Forces Day – honors men and women currently in service.

To my readers who are remembering loved ones who have died in U.S. military service, may God comfort you and give you peace. May you also experience a level of pride for your loved one’s sacrifice for our country.

Let’s enjoy this weekend in a way that honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, so we can experience the life we have today. Let’s also enjoy our life in a way that honors our Savior who also paid the ultimate sacrifice, so we can have the life we have today.

I am challenged today with this question: What am I willing to die for?

Picture Explanation: He graduated, and we could not be more proud.

Speaking of living a life of sacrifice for a higher purpose:        

If you are interested in being contacted to participate in a One Gritty Blink Bible study in 2023, click on the Oaks Ministries link below and contact me by email. The next opportunity for a face-to-face study starts June 7 in Roswell, Georgia. Let’s focus on things that count for eternity!

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6 Responses

  1. Congratulations!!! So happy for your son and of course for mom and dad who helped him get there!!!

  2. I am so proud of your graduate!! Job well done! So proud of his parents too!! Again: job well done!! I love your family!!

  3. So stinking proud of your graduate! And you!

    Thank you for honoring those many fallen soldiers, all leaving behind grieving loved ones, all having a love for our country, all sacrificing their all. May we not take them for granted.

    1. I take neither for granted — not the fallen soldiers or our graduate. Humbly grateful for both.

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