Thank You!

Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day (as if you didn’t know that… 🙂 )

I had all kinds of other things to post about, but my heart is so overwhelmed with gratitude toward the men and women who are serving / have served in our military that I couldn’t write about anything else.

I’m so thankful for and to those men and women who have given their lives for the security of freedom in our land and around the world.

Thank you to the women – moms, wives, daughters, and friends left behind who are “holding down the fort” and missing their men while their men are away from home.

Thank you to the men – dads, husbands, sons, and friends who have surrendered their moms, wives, daughters, and friends to serve our country.

Thank you to the families who are grieving today over the loss or injury of a loved one in military duty.

Thank you to the wounded soldier (both physically and mentally) who is dealing with a life change because of active duty.

Thank you to the civilian personnel who serve our country in partnership with our military.

Thank you for paying the price for our physical freedom. For each of you, I pray Psalm 3.

I have a lot of enemies, LORD.
Many fight against me and say,
“God won’t rescue you!”

But you are my shield,
and you give me victory and great honor.
I pray to you, and you answer from your sacred hill.

I sleep and wake up refreshed
because you, LORD,
protect me.

Ten thousand enemies attack from every side,
but I am not afraid.
Come and save me, LORD God!
Break my enemies’ jaws and shatter their teeth,
because you protect and bless your people.

(Contemporary English Version)
And, I thank Jesus – for paying the price of our Ultimate Freedom both here in the now, and forever in eternity. “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
To all who serve this incredible country of ours in any way, I thank you, and I bless you in the name of Jesus, Who makes us “free, indeed.”


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I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at