The Vulnerability of Life

In the late Summer of 2010, I came upon my first poignant realization of the fear of death. I was preparing to leave the States for a deployment to Afghanistan, and all signs were pointing to it being a very active and remote section of the country where heavy combat was likely. I had just…

Notre Dame a Cathedral from a Bygone Era

Eight hundred fifty-six years ago in a time far removed from anything we could ever imagine today, the creation of the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame began to be built during the reign of King Louis VII. The structure, as was common for buildings of that size, was not completed for 182 years, in 1346….

Heaven a Dreamy Place

I would like to clarify something before I begin today’s topic. First off the last two blog posts on shrapnel, war, and Hell were gloomy not because I am a depressed dark minded coward but because I thought it was important to write about those things. Hell is something we should think about when sinning…

A Soldier’s Dream.

A soldier in another place,With a look of sadness on his face.He learns to walk in other lands,And shoot the gun that is in his hands. He leads a life of solitude and mistrust,Because of a far away land dry as dust.He has seen things that others have not,He has been to war he has…