Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Thursday, November 27, 2003

I'm sure I have read the news story a dozen times, and it still hasn't gotten old. It's like getting a letter that you have gotten rich: you just can't read it enough. Our President spent his vacation with the troops who are putting their lives on the line for us. He served them their food, and thanked them for their service, and he was genuinely touched by their ecstatic response.

It is my prayer that in the coming years many more Americans come to understand how wonderfully God has blessed us in our Commander in Chief.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

An interesting article on the military service of the Lakota Tribe: Sheldon Hawk Eagle
If you can filter through the liberal bias of the writer, what comes out is a very patriotic group of American warriors who are willing to fight for their country. Among Americans, their ethnic group has the highest percentage of military service, which I'm guessing is a lot more than the professional athletes.

See his picture here: Warrior
Warren Spahn was an American hero and also managed to win 363 games as Major League Baseball pitcher. He passed away this week. As a combat engineer in World War 2, Spahnie earned a Bronze Star for valor in the Battle of the Bulge, and also was at Remagen, our initial penetration across the Rhine. Here's the baseball part: Thomas Boswell

In our vital war on terror, where the very future of our nation is at stake, I know of only one professional athlete who volunteered for military service. That's a despicable record which demonstrates them for what they are: spoiled and overpaid. Pat Tillman of the Phoenix Cardinals turned down 3.6 million dollars to get paid 18 grand a year as an Army Ranger. I'm thankful at least for him; although I wouldn't give 2 cents for the rest of the lot.