No one will notice and this is dangerous

Sandhill Cranes in Florida neighborhood
A few days ago during a walk.


Self-discipline is key to everything we do.

Prayer daily often requires self-discipline because of life’s constant distractions – no one will know if we don’t do it.

This can become a dangerous habit.

A habit as dangerous as not exercising regularly.

Although that can be more difficult to keep a secret.

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Citizen Soldier

Not talking about the Three Doors Down rock song Citizen Soldier, or our Country’s National Guard, for whom the song is dedicated.

Talking about all the active duty men and women military personnel I’ve seen this week. Orlando to Atlanta, Atlanta to Columbia, Columbia to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Dallas.

Decided, in the spirit of giving, to not only give thanks internally, but to give thanks externally.

So I awkwardly asked how best to show appreciation for their efforts. They all said basically the same thing.

A simple thank you means a lot.

And so that’s what I’ve been doing, going only a little out of my way (that’s all it takes), to thank each and every one I pass.

The Lord works in mysterious ways. One of the service men, heading back to Iraq and leaving behind a wife and three children (16, 10, 6) at Christmas time, wound up being an angel for me about five minutes later.