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I wish to incite all Christians to rise up and take back the United States of America with all of God's manifold blessings. We want the free allowance of the Bible and prayers allowed again in schools, halls of justice, and all governing bodies. We don't seek a theocracy until Jesus returns to earth because all men are weak and power corrupts the very best of them.
We want to be a kinder and gentler people without slavery or condescension to any.

The world seems to be in a time of discontent among the populace. Christians should not fear. God is Love, shown best through Jesus Christ. God is still in control. All Glory to our Creator and to our God!

A favorite quote from my good friend, Jack Plymale, which I appreciate:

"Wars are planned by old men,in council rooms apart. They plan for greater armament, they map the battle chart, but: where sightless eyes stare out, beyond life's vanished joys, I've noticed,somehow, all the dead and mamed are hardly more than boys(Grantland Rice per our mutual friend, Sarah Rapp)."

Thanks Jack!

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

911 Pentagon Nursery and the Marines . . . Thx Tom Q!

A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident 
that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.  A 
daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants 
who were in heavy cribs.  The daycare supervisor, looking at all the 
children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could 
do.  There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the 
infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs. There was no time 
to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers.

Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they 
needed.  After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he 
ran back out into the hallway and disappeared.  The director thought, 
"Well, here we are, on our own."

About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow.  Each of them 
grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up 
toddlers.  The director and her staff then helped them take all the 
children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac and 
the Pentagon.

Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in 
the park, and then did a fabulous thing - they formed a circle with the 
cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons in the 
Old West.  Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to 
keep them from wandering off.  Outside this circle were the 40 
Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for 
instructions.  There they remained until the parents could be 
notified to come and get their children.

The chaplain then said, "I don't think any of us saw nor heard of this on any 
of the news stories of the day.”  It was an incredible story of our 
men there.  There wasn't a dry eye in the room.  The thought of 
those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect 
any less from them?  It was one of the most touching stories from the 

It's the Military, not the politicians, that ensure our 
right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  It's 
the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for 
the military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women, who have 
served and are currently serving our country, and pray for those who have 
given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

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