A Tale of Two Lives

Written by Terry Dashner

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I ask you. Where arerepparttar Pat Tillmans today? Many no longer exist, having laid down their lives for their fellowman. At a time when America could benefit greatly fromrepparttar 132214 stories of men like Tillman, America is having to endurerepparttar 132215 force-fed-slop of journalists who are looking to make a name for themselves, even if it means trashing men like Tillman. Shame on them. They, by their self-promotion, are driving this nation to despair. Because of men like Tillman I feel good about America, my faith, and my service to this country. It is men like Tillman that make me want to reflect on goodness instead of evil, character instead of wrongdoing, blessings instead of denunciations. I pledge to honor Tillman’s sacrifice and thank God for his selfless devotion to my country on every occasion. So help me, God.

This isrepparttar 132216 tale of only two lives. But I could have included yours. I'm sure you're probably not a world-class athlete or a war hero, but nonetheless, you are virtuous. Why do I say this?The fact that you support your community and trust God, while others harbor disdain and contempt about America, tells something about you. The fact that you can read a paper like this and be moved by it speaks volumes about your pride and character. You,repparttar 132217 everyday person that prays and works forrepparttar 132218 good of others, you arerepparttar 132219 one who carries this nation. Ifrepparttar 132220 country were left to naysayers only, it would become yesterday’s news overnight.

In each of these stories, I named an individual who turned his back onrepparttar 132221 good life to serve his fellowman and who ultimately gaverepparttar 132222 supreme sacrifice---his life. Please be advised, virtue won't be found in every person because it’s a rare gem and costs more than some are willing to pay; however, for those who do possess it and share its value willingly, I think America would do well to learn from these beautify people and esteem their heroism above all else. What is needed in America, more than greater material possessions, more thanrepparttar 132223 “right” politicians, more thanrepparttar 132224 harangue of Hollywood’s elite, is more Adults modeling virtuous lives beforerepparttar 132225 little ones. If we lose this generation to self-interest, we will lose, period. I think America is at a crossroads in history. She can move forward and changerepparttar 132226 world by current world events, or she can move into isolation and despair, hopingrepparttar 132227 world goes away. The later choice is weak and unrealistic. The times are not going to get easier, according torepparttar 132228 Bible; therefore, we need to batten downrepparttar 132229 hatches and sow seeds of true character and virtue, to harvestrepparttar 132230 New World that’s soon coming. Remember, character still counts. I ask you, can America count on you?

Terry Dashner.

FFC…PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013…918-451-0270…Terry Dashner…

Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK. 918-451-0270


Written by Irvin L. Rozier

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The Lord's timing was oh so plain That night Satan was defeated, hell had no gain Later this woman was born again A new life with Jesus she did begin

So another Jesus fan was made For her soulrepparttar ultimate price He paid I'm so glad that I amrepparttar 132212 Lord's man He uses me to tell others of salvation's plan

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

This poem was based on a true event.

Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, preacher, retired military

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