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Army Chaplain And His Troops

Open Up The Doors & Windows To Your Heart?
Open Up The Doors & Windows To Your Heart? (from yesterday)

How often do we simply hit delete? Our email in-box can be overwhelming. We don’t hit delete because we don’t care, we do it because we are drowning in data, and something has to give.

Almost deleted this, but there was a tug on the heartstrings not to. Can you imagine being this Army Chaplain with troops in dangerous Afghanistan?

Here’s a blog link, and here’s his email – Frkpeek@gmail.com -if you want to help.

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President Obama Sobriety

Rarely watching TV, I was captivated the other night when Charlie Gibson was interviewing United States President, Barack Obama, on the ABC Evening News.

The one word that really made me put things into perspective, was a word the President Obama used to describe how the decision to send US troops to Afghanistan was different from other critical US policy decisions.

Sobriety.

President Obama spoke of a certain level of sobriety that was needed on that particular decision. He said it was the one decision that was different from all the others. I paraphrase here, to illustrate the magnitude:

“Bailing out the auto industry or the financial system is one thing. But picturing Arlington Cemetery, with a mother, sitting in the rain, in front of a tombstone…..”