In Proverbs, chapter ten, verse seven, it says: The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will not. As I reflect on this Memorial Day holiday I think about those righteous individuals God has placed in my life. When we live the life God has planned for us we will make a difference in the lives of others. This is how God uses us. Those who serve in our military believe they are where God wants them to be, to serve and protect. They are on the front line for my freedom...I am so thankful to them for their determination and example. They will be remembered. We live in a wonderful community and there are many people that God has shared with me who I consider righteous. Pretty much if I allow you into my space I consider you to be one who makes a difference for God's cause. I tend to not give much time or energy to those who are set on being the negative voice or those who are self serving. We need to be an encourager. When the Holy Spirit gives us a thought that would encourage someone...we must share it. We need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit working in our lives every moment of every day, He is alive!
Here is some military humor in honor of those who serve us in peace & wartime...may God bless you all!!!
Combat for Dummies
Advice and instructions taken from actual military sources. Some of these guys must have had a sense of humor
"Aim towards the enemy."
--Instruction printed on U.S. Rocket Launcher
"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend."
--U.S. Marine Corps
"Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground."
--USAF Ammo Troop
"If the enemy is in range, so are you."
"A slipping gear could let your m203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit."
--Army's magazine of prevention maintenance
"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."
--U.S. Air Force manual
"Try to look unimportant; the enemy may be low on ammo."
"Tracers work both ways."
--U.S. Army Ordnance
"Five-second fuses only last three seconds."
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush."
"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."
"Any ship can be a minesweeper....once."
"Never tell the platoon sergeant you have nothing to do."
--Unknown Marine Recruit
"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him."
--USAF Ammo Troop
I am heading out to do the yard. It is a great time to be thankful for the beauty God has placed around us through nature!
Then, we will grill out dinner this evening and just enjoy the rest of the holiday, resting!