Echoes From A Warrior’s Soul

So much pressure and tension indeed

To complete my Lord’s royal decree.

It’s the focus that I must proceed

To get the blessing He willed me to receive.

I battle daily to do what I gotta do;

I cry inside myself heavy tears for you.

In Jesus name I must pursue,

So old things stay old, new things be new.

The clock is ticking very fast;

Don’t know how long I’m gonna last.

I stay before God with the prayer and fast

In this battle to bury my past.

I have my soul with you to share,

But with God I give my deepest care.

To gain some strength enough to bear

Of burdens and fights of unequal compare.

Held over my head is the face of crime

That cursed my life and served me time

To reflect and regret in my heart and mind,

Falling from His grace when He was so kind.

But in His holiness He’s given another chance

To clear my name, give Him a victory dance,

And wipe the slate clean in a final glance –

To be the spiritual body that He can enhance!

Don’t let me go because I look down on me.

It’s a reminder to see our human frailty.

The reality of salvation will ground you completely

To lift someone else up from off their hurting knee.

You Are Everything To Me

I giggle at the envelope and here you are

Within my grasp, my fingers, though so far.

It’s a priceless timing to have you in part,

For its a cruelty taste – a partaker of your heart.

You have made me feel so loved and protected;

Certainly it has done more to me than suspected.

You’re a real man who knows how to treat a lady,

A godly reward of loyalty will be creating our baby!

From the birth of our love will come things you need:

I feed you love, time, patience, hope; praying on bended knees,

The very things God requires from a faithful partner.

Celebrating the Year in Struggle

My fiancee and I have known each other for about 18 years before we tie the knot very soon. He is the most resilient man I’ve ever known. And while we’re apart on the day of his birth, he will always feel the love, peace and devotion I have for him.

I often tell him that I love him to the moon and stars above and he quietly smiles. I want him to always take comfort that my love is eternal and not temporal.

Happy New Year to all Active Duty & Military VeteransĀ 

It’s going to be a new year for you and your family.  For the active duty servicemen and servicewomen who are stationed in foreign countries and nations, nothing seems more enthusiastic than looking forward to seeing another year go by.   In the air it feels like everything is going to be filled with hope and challenges.  Video chatting with the family and seeing their faces brings renewed faith. 

For our veterans, here’s hoping that the Veterans Affairs (aka the VA) can take better care of our male and female veterans, provide improved services and that our veterans service organizations be more prepared to assist our needs.  I live in New York and you know the VA Call Center can be improved!  So in the morning or during the day, before the ball drops in the evening to ring in the new year, this is wishing you the very best of life for you and your family and friends!

New Post – What does Christmas mean?

Ate my last big meal on Thanksgiving Day and as we celebrate Christmas day, I ask what does it mean to you?

Everyone has their doting opinion.  Great.  I love it for the family get togethers and all – I have a big family.  As we share presents and stories, I always remember the story of how Jesus Christ came as an innocent baby to grow into the man who would become the Savior of the world.

I wonder what this day would be if he never came to earth.  Would Christmas still mean how we take it today? Or would it never existed?  In my opinion, Jesus is the reason for the season and it seems to bring us together in love,  harmony and yes,  peace. 

So this year I want to wish you all a very… 

Daily Prompt: MissingĀ 

They fought wars in the most obscure and newsworthy places around the globe.  They are mended together through the brotherhood (and sisterhood) of warriors’ shed blood and comradeship.  They are truly the ones that gave up their life in defense for humanity, their troops and your freedom. They are the missing soldiers who died on the battlefield, died from their wounds and captured, beaten, tortured and then murdered. Killed senselessly, needlessly in a war torn country that will continue in its embattlement.

 Let us remember our fallen heroes, those who came home bringing their fresh memories as survivors, the wounded with and without the visible signs of hurt, pain and wounds yet to surface, and especially those who we will miss dearly everyday!

Daily Prompt: Treasure

In the Army, I’ve made lots of friends and met great people along the way. I think the greatest treasure given from the military was its experience and personal values instilled into me that has helped me deal with the mechanisms of civilian life. Eventually I learned to channel situations, complex and simple, through everyday turmoil into making it work out triumphantly.

Often the perception we have is always money associated with treasure. And that’s fine. But the real treasure is your experience and how it can benefit you and others like you get through this crazy maze called life!