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“God needed an angel for his war, and he took the best goddamn one.” That’s from Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Duncan McClain, who gave a stirring speech in remembrance of Sgt. Nicole Gee, one of the 13 American service members killed in the Aug. 26 attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
“More than the physical, I carried incredible terror with every single step I took. Is the land going to blow me up?” That’s from Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien, who wrote “The Things They Carried,” one of the most acclaimed war novels in American history.
You’ve probably never heard of the Air Force’s 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, but they were the unsung heroes behind the massive airlift of Afghan refugees out of Kabul that took place last month.
Short military news report today, because I want to share with you the last part of my table of contents, from Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life:
Domestic Violence in The Military
In the Military is is far too common that domstic violence raises it ugly head.
Time Doesn’t Always heal Wounds
A bad situation is a when a friend won’t forgive you for something you didn’t know happened.
Worry is Not the Answer
Worry is not an iIlness, but it can cause illness.
Tenacles Can be Longer Than Your Hope
Life is very frustrating. It can suck the air out of you.
Had a Rough Ride?
Negative thinking goes no where but a dead end.
There is Never a Time when You Don’t Have a Choice.
“I had to do it becasue I had no Choice.” This is not true.
Military Spouses Have a Huge Task
One of the toughest tasks in the military is to be the spouse left behind during deployment.
Tragedies Come Knocking at Our Door
We never thought good could come from a tragedy.
If Only I Would Have …
We run from scary things, but we need to face them head on.
What Are You Saving Your Talents For?
You have beautiful talents you need to be using.
Move Out of your House Called Depression
The depression rate in the MIlitary is very high.
Happiness is a Choice
People are as happy as they choose to be.
We Must Always Remember the Spouses in the Military
Spouses are the backbone in the family during deployment
The Raging Battle Against PTSD
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls, one can help the other up. (Eccl. 4:9)
Are You Trying to Finish the Race With a Broken Leg?
Let the people feel the weight of who you are, and let Them deal with it.
Let’s Start a Ripple Effect
Have you ever thrown a pebble into to the lake and seen the circles form and spread out? That is the ripple effect.
That’s my story and I’m stcking to it. You have now seen all of the chapter titles from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.
I am hoping that some peaked your interest enough that you will want to get the book. It will be the best thing you have ever done.
I just may ignore my publishers suffestion to stop sharing excerpts from the book. Keep coming back to see them. Better yet…
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