Giligan finds God

Written by Greg Ryan

One day Gilligan ventures off as usual intorepparttar jungle. After a few hoursrepparttar 148415 Skipper knows Gilligan’s absent-minded behavior, gets a little worried and goes trotting off looking for him. After a whilerepparttar 148416 Skipper hears Gilligan’s squeaky voice inrepparttar 148417 distance yelling, “SKIPPER, SKIPPER, SKIPPER HELP!!!!” The Skipper follows his voice and finds Gilligan stuck in a quicksand pit with only his head showing aboverepparttar 148418 surface. As usual Gilligan has got himself in a mess that onlyrepparttar 148419 Skipper can get him out of. The Skipper looks in disgust, yet with a feeling of no surprise and reluctances pulls Gilligan out fromrepparttar 148420 pit. However, not without being tempted to leave his sorry little skinny self in there. However, here is what we didn’t see. While Gilligan was yelling forrepparttar 148421 Skipper to rescue him,repparttar 148422 boy thrashed around swinging his arms and reaching for anything that could get him to a more solid foundation. But,repparttar 148423 more he yells, andrepparttar 148424 more he thrashes he sinks faster and further downward intorepparttar 148425 pit until he is up to his neck in thick mud. He physically can’t move his body fromrepparttar 148426 shoulders down. So needless to say, Gilligan is forced to stop moving and consequently he stops sinking and buys more time in order forrepparttar 148427 Skipper to come rescue him fromrepparttar 148428 quicksand pit. The moral ofrepparttar 148429 story is this: Each one of us has at one time or another found ourselves in a state of mind like our friend Gilligan. We struggle inrepparttar 148430 quicksands of life’s experiences We get lost from God, bound by Satan’s lies and we cry out for help. “Oh God, please help me with this situation. We don’t hear from God on in our time frame so we think God is not hearing us. So what do we do then? We yell louder, we thrash around more by complaining, getting angry with others and we grow impatient with God. We might even take onrepparttar 148431 attitude, “I’ll figure out a way to get out of this on my own, thank you very much.” Allrepparttar 148432 while we keep sinking down, down and down. Then, when everything has surrounded us and we have a chokehold of life around our necks we find ourselves having a feeling of being paralyzed, weighted down with life’s burdens and feelings of hopelessness.

Jesus wants A Few Good Men

Written by Greg Ryan

(Courtroom scene) Tom Cruise (Kaffee) (prosecuting attorney) “I WANT THE TRUTH!”

Jack Nicholson (Col. Jessup) (marine cornel) YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH ….Son, we live a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have more responsibility here than you could possibly fathom. You curserepparttar marines. You have that luxury. You have that luxury of not knowing what I know. And that my existence as grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know down deep in places you don’t want to talk about, you don’t want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like HONOR, CODE, and LOYALTY. We use these words asrepparttar 148414 very backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neitherrepparttar 148415 time norrepparttar 148416 inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps underrepparttar 148417 blanket ofrepparttar 148418 very freedom I provide. I prefer you to just say thank you and go on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don’t give a crap what you think you are entitled to!” (end of scene)

You will not be able to find more honorable, loyal and mentally strong people on this earth than a United States Marine. Their very COR values of why they exist stands on a firm foundation of; Honor, Loyalty and Strength. If you want anyone on your side and on top of that wall it would be a Marine. No matter whatrepparttar 148419 mission it’srepparttar 148420 marines that arerepparttar 148421 first ones in andrepparttar 148422 last ones to leave. If you happen to ask any marine why they do what they do? All of them would say, “It’s not about politics, pride, or pillage.” They would say, “It’s aboutrepparttar 148423 man standing beside me every day in battle. They arerepparttar 148424 ones I do it for.”

Years ago we lived in a world with fewer choices, not as many worries and words spoken with more encouragement and meaning behind them. And with that came Honor in what we had, Truth inrepparttar 148425 words we used and Loyalty torepparttar 148426 ones we loved. Today we live in a world full of businesses, stress of unbearable proportions, and words sugar coated in order to please everyone including “Barney”repparttar 148427 dog. Today we live in a world where pride in our values, love for our creator, and words of love for others are all but spoken behind closed doors.

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