Today is the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. It is considered our first modern war; it was by far America’s most costly. The thing that always amazes me, so eloquently and poignantly illustrated in Ken Burn’s “Civil War”, is the courage under fire of the men facing sure carnage.
The Drudge Report’s top headline in red reads: “Major Tsunami Damage Japan; 8.9 Mag Quake.” There is a picture in the top left corner of the tsunami’s waters flowing through Japan. The sub-headline read, “5th Largest Quake Recorded Since 1900…” “Fires, landslides…” “Cars, ships, buildings swept away…” “4 million without electricity in Tokyo…” “Nuclear plants shut down…” “LATEST IN SWARM…” “33FT WAVE…” “US widens warning to most of Pacific..”
Over the past 3½ years since losing Eddie, one of the blessings of my life is the friends I have made. In God’s Providence and through Eddie’s article, I was able to meet and become close friends with Mark Levin. And through Mark’s radio show and my occasional appearances there, many of his listeners have befriended me. One of those friends is Michael Prell.
Last night was the last of our revival services and I thank God for showing up in my life. God showed me areas that had become idolatrous. He showed me that although it is wise to plan for the future, that I am not in control of it; He is. As Bro Brad Lowery likes to say, “Can I get an amen?”
We have looked at absolute truth—the aletheia truth—and we see that Jesus has taught us we can know it and that we can be set free by it. It was His mission…it is the Christmas Story!
Did the National Review Online actually endorse John McCain over J.D. Heyworth?
Here’s Mark Levin’s take on the whole subject from his Facebook page:
(Hat tip to Fran Allen for this video)
Take a close look into this man’s eyes…
He does not believe in democracy.
Merle Miller wrote a biography about Harry Truman titled “Plain Speaking” and in it Harry’s direct and politically incorrect statements are highlighted.
Right now I’m feeling a bit like Jonah the Prophet.
I was on Mark Levin’s radio show last night and I made some pretty strong statements.
Please listen to the link below and then I’ll discuss it afterwards.
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As a retired soldier, an amateur military historian, conservative pundit, and most importantly a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I am always fascinated with the lives of Christian warriors who answer the call of duty to serve their nation in the military. My beautiful son was just such a man. Like Eddie, I love to bring to light the lives of great Christian soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen.
Beginning with Revolutionary War General George Washington and his most dependable general Nathanael Greene, to numerous Civil War generals , on through to George S. Patton, to name just a few; many Christian men have risen to the rank of general.
Senator Kent Conrad made a very disparaging remark to Americans who are against KSM being tried in New York City.
Folks, if you remember the coverage of the Fort Hood shootings, you saw a media, including FOXNews with Shepard Smith primarily, refusing to call the attack was it was.
Long before my son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers ever wrote his now famous “Hope Rides Alone”; long before he breathed his last breath on that Iraqi desert floor and was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; he was my hero.
He was my hero because the day before he left for his first tour in Iraq I asked him if he was sure of what he was about to do and he looked at me with an intensity and masculinity I did not recognize in my son and he told me, “Dad, this is my generation’s fight.”
That’s what I said on September 12, 2001. I feared that the outpouring of patriotism and national unity would only be temporary and that 9/11 would be just another patriotic event. I fear I was right for the most part.
As many of you know and some are planning to attend, there is going to be a massive Tea Party Rally in Washington D.C. on September 12th initiated by Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project.
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A few local folks here in beautiful Northwest Florida, also known as the Emerald Coast, heard an interview I did with Ken Walsh of Cumulus Broadcasting and the host of WFTW’s Wakeup Call.
The interview was done for a show called Emerald Coast Conversations and if you missed it on any of the five Cumulus stations here locally, you can listen to it hear on my blog. We are talking about Sergeant Eddie Jeffers, my son whose life we will be celebrating at the 2nd Annual Hope Rides Alone Banquet in a couple of weeks.
Many thanks to Ken Walsh, aka “Grouchy” of “The Wake Up Call” at WFTW NewsTalk 1260 in Fort Walton Beach.
My country,’ tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims’ pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!