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Nothing too deep

Well I am trying to keep my head above water here at work today so I don't have anything too deep today. Recently I was reflecting on almost 20 years of service to the Army National Guard and I have come to the conclusion that it is a pretty upstanding organization. Granted, it has its problems. But overall it has been used by God in my life. I have seen it build charecter in men and women. It has a proud tradition, and a cohesion in the units that I have not seen in active duty components - and I have trained and worked with many. Despite the troubles around the world and the turmoil (IMO) in the American culture in general I would recommend the National Guard to any young man or woman looking to get a head start on where they are going in life. I am not going to try and sell what it can, or can't do. But for me it helped me: 1) Get my head together in regards to my work ethic 2) Taught me to respect those in authority 3) Brought me in contact with men of God, and who had an influence on my salvation 4) Gave me a sense of pride in serving my state and country 5) Helped me to go to college, and will help me in my retirement There are others, but those are the ones that come to mind as I type. The military is not for everyone - at least career-wise. And the Army may not be the branch for those that choose to go military. But for me it has been a tremendous blessing. Well, that's all I have for today. I have reserve duty this weekend, maybe my last one where I will have to stay at the armory... "see you all Monday" Verse for today: Psalm 144:1-4, esv Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge,who subdues peoples under me. O Lord, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.

3 comments:

ALP said...

Enjoy the time you have this weekend.

Thank you for all you have done with serving!

Amy

Def Jeff said...

I NEED PRAYER.

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