Tag Archive | Deployment

Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

As this Thanksgiving day draws to a close in the United States, I am reminded about the nearly 200,000 Service members who are deployed in support of Combatant Commands this Thanksgiving. It’s never easy being away from home and family, but it is especially hard during holidays. The United States does their best to help […]

I Cry

I Cry

At the risk of being perceived as less-than-masculine or even a wimp, I have a confession to make: I cry. That’s right, I admit it, I cry. Sure, I cry at times when you would expect me to, like when a family member dies or when the Holy Spirit moves in a worship service. But […]

September 11, 2001: A Personal Reflection

September 11, 2001: A Personal Reflection

September 11, 2001 began like any other day for me. It was a Tuesday, so I was meeting with men from the church for breakfast at the Corner Cafe just a few miles down State Highway 96 from my church in Clifton Springs, New York. The breakfast for us was uneventful.  As I recall, there were just […]

Preparing to deploy

  I have been staring at the blank page in front of me for most of the morning as I have tried to get “inspired” to write this piece.  Anyone who knows me well knows that writing or speaking is usually not a struggle for me but today it is.  Normally what goes on in […]