Not every veteran is a war hero. Some merely “showed up.” But without every one of our veterans “showing up,” where would we be?
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Looking at the victories and joys that make life sweet
Ironic, but true – A quick peek at history reveals that the Thanksgiving holiday is deeply linked to war. With our nation engaged in its longest war ever, what can this holiday teach us about freedom – and the struggle to overcome oppression?
This Veterans Day, in addition to thanking those who’ve served, why not reach out to the next generation of veterans? It’s surprisingly easy! Here’s a soldier’s guide to “what, where and how” to send cards, letters or care packages to troops deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.
No matter HOW you vote…if you’re an American, your vote matters. An Afghanistan war veteran makes the case for why no one can afford to overlook this opportunity.
Halloween isn’t the only holiday worth celebrating in October. Consider the richness of St. Crispin’s Day! Shakespeare and sacrifice. Leadership and brotherly love. Nobility and a miraculous military victory. What can we learn from the facts and fiction of this extraordinary, multi-faceted story?
Americans may be surprised to learn that Afghans have long celebrated their own Independence Day. I honor their resolve – but wonder how and when they’ll truly live “free”?
If you believe simple ideas can’t change the world, spend some time with “3 Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson. Even our military leaders agree that he’s a living example of a game-changing philosophy.
As we enter a new year and a new decade, it’s the perfect time to rethink our priorities. It’s time to demonstrate that we love people more than things. It’s time to simplify.
The Christmas holiday may be behind us. But that doesn’t mean the spirit can’t live on. And it doesn’t mean we can’t share it with Muslims – or anyone else who seeks a more peaceful, loving world!
In Christian theology, what concept makes the most difference in our lives (or ought to)? One word: Incarnation. Let’s discuss.