A Prayer for Memorial Day

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I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Today is [Read More...]

Memorial Day Memories

A backpacker in the Marble Mountains. Photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomhilton/

Well, I managed to make it through another Memorial Day without sitting in traffic and fighting the crowds in some supposedly secluded spot. I was out at Laity Lodge and spent most of the day in this isolated, idyllic spot, hanging out with my wife and daughter. I was not at a beach so full [Read More...]

Memorial Day Gratitude

Arlington National Cemetary with "Flag In," a traditional Memorial Day observance. Each year, more than a quarter million flags are displayed by each gravestone.

When I was young, Memorial Day was wonderful because it signified the beginning of summer. Even though I always had a few more days of school after the holiday, nevertheless, Memorial Day meant that summer was upon us. Now that I’m not so young, Memorial Day still signifies the beginning of summer. My work year [Read More...]

A Prayer for Memorial Day

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Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we remember with gratitude those who have died in military service. It has been my tradition for many years to offer a prayer on the occasion of Memorial Day. ——————————- Gracious, Sovereign God, Lord of all nations, On this Memorial Day, we pause to [Read More...]


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