Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Scripture

God Bless Our Military Heroes
Veteran’s Day Weekend 2017
Michael, the Archangel, by Guido Reni, 1636, Santa Maria della Concezione
Church, Rome. [PD-US]
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.  With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:10-18

Please add the names of your military friends and family members in the comments section. Each military hero will prayerfully be remembered in the week ahead.

27 comments:

  1. My father, husband and son were career Army! God bless them all!

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  2. My father and older brother both served in the Army. My cousin Mary is currently serving career-army.

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  3. Three cousins - Army: Chad, Marine: Baron, Navy: Forrest

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  4. My husband, David H. Gouge, U. S. Army, Viet Nam
    My father, Bill Jacobs, U. S. Navy and Merchant Marines, WWI and WWII
    My son-in-law John, U. S. Marines
    My brother John, U. S. Army, Cold War
    Great grandfather, John Jacobs, 81st Indiana Regiment, Company B, Union Army, Civil War
    7-time great grandfather, Jeremiah Jacobs, Patriot in our American Revolution
    My nephew Sean
    My brother-in-law Jon
    Many others whose names only God knows

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    1. God bless them all, Louise! They're all heroes!

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  5. David MacDonald U.S. Navy, deceased.
    Terry Schoby U.S. Army. Husband of my niece. currently serving.
    John David Thorpe U.S. Special Forces, Vietnam.

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    1. I know you're proud of them, Patricia! Our entire nation is proud of those in uniform, both living and dead! God bless them!

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  6. My uncle, Robert Wanke WWII (deceased). He was given an award for bravery when a hand grenade was thrown into their fox hole and he threw himself on top of it to save the others. Thankfully it was a dud. But what a hero!

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    1. That's a story to write, Laura! What a good man. Truly an American hero!

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    2. Louise, I'm impressed with that list! Thanks Debby, it's an amazing story.

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  7. My grandfather (he and his partner disarmed the mines on the beaches of Normandy after D-day...they would take turns...while one of them stood far off, the other one reached down into the hole to disarm the mine, and then they would switch turns. He also fought in the Hedgerows...he never talked about it much, but he saw some very ugly stuff) and my father (U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis...thankfully he never saw war, but he was ready), my son (Marines - he served 3 tours of duty in Iraq and Afthanistan...he won't talk about it either, but I do know from his wife that his best friend died in his arms), my FIL and Grand FIL (army), my husband's uncle (army). My Grand FIL served in both WWI and WWII. He fought in the trenches during WWI and then served as a payroll officer during WWII (since he was too old at that point to fight). God bless our armed forces. God bless America.

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    1. You come from a family of heroes, Leigh. God bless them all!

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  8. My husband, Captain Paul Wood, Royal Canadian Air Force, served in Afghanistan 2010. I realize this is a list of American heroes but we share a continent and I’m proud of his service and 14 month deployment back then.

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    1. Laurie, Canada and the US are working together. Please thank your husband for his service! He's a hero!

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  9. My father, Howard Ripy, and my father-in-law, James Daley. My father served in the Korean War and my father-in -aw served in World War II.

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    1. What good men. American heroes, for sure. Thank you, Margaret, for sharing their names. God bless them!

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  10. My cousin Justin served in the marines in Iraq in 2003. Thankful he came home. Thank you to all our military service men and women and K-9’s.

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    1. So glad your cousin came home from Iraq! Please thank him for his service!

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  11. Have many members of my family who served including My Uncles Bob (Navy)and Harold (Marines) in WWII.Uncle Louis (Air Force)in Korea,Aunt Ruth and Uncle Stephen (Army Medics)in Vietnam,and my nephew Kyle who is leaving for Marine Boot Camp soon. Thankful to all who served and are serving now.

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    1. Lynne, your family is filled with heroes! We're grateful for all of them and their service.

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  12. Home again...so now I can comment.
    I am a Vietnam era vet serving in the US Army's quartermaster corps. My uncle Mark Brown served in the US Navy for 30+ years, much of it with the 7th fleet. My father-in-law, Ed Ferguson, was an Army Air Corps radio operator on a B-29 in the Pacific in WWII. Another uncle, Roger Loveland, was in Europe with the Army right after WWII. I've got a bunch of cousins who have served in various branches of the military. They all have been inspirations to me!

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    1. Thanks for your service, Jo! I hope you had a wonderful Veteran's Day! God bless you and your family of heroes!

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    2. Thanks, Debby! We had a wonderful time on Veteran's Day -- got deep discount airline tickets and spent the day in Lancaster County, PA doing research on the Amish and visiting bookshops. So many ideas filling my head now...

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  13. Thanks for doing this, Debby. My husband is a veteran. He saved 8 years in the Navy during the Vietnam era. We have MANY friends who are or were career military, and we truly believe they are the best among us. God bless them all.

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    1. Arlene, so true about the military being "the best among us!" They put country first and that's something to applaud. God bless your hubby!

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