All Gave Some; Some Gave All

All Gave Some; Some Gave All

I was 20 years old when I joined the Army. I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what my future would hold. The triumph and loss, the thrills and heartaches; filled with dreams and aspirations I set off to serve my country confident of the beginning and...
Easter

Easter

From the burgeoning early church comes the tradition of greeting one another on Resurrection Sunday by exclaiming, “He is risen!” met by the refrain, “He is risen indeed.” For Jesus followers, Resurrection Sunday, commonly called Easter, celebrates the death and...
For Those in the Military, Community is the New Family

For Those in the Military, Community is the New Family

Like every military family, mine is well acquainted with the separation and loss that come from the demands of military life. As the Lord has transitioned us from one place to another, from one assignment to the next, we have experienced the privilege of connecting in...
LOVE

LOVE

February 14th is celebrated by many as the day of love. Originally ascribed to a feast for the patron Saint Valentine, a Catholic Priest, the 14th is a day often set-aside for expressing our love for one another. The details of Saint Valentine’s life are sometimes...
Kingdom Champions

Kingdom Champions

As a warrior and pilot, I love to win. Having been blessed with some tremendous achievements in my life, I began to wonder if the worldly accolades that bring me a sense of satisfaction are really worth anything in light of Kingdom eternity. Over time, I began to ask...
It Takes A Team

It Takes A Team

As a military helicopter pilot, I flew many exciting and potentially dangerous missions on the far side of the world. Some missions took everything I had to accomplish, but if it had not been for the SEAL team at the landing zone, the medic in the back, the crew...
New Year, New You

New Year, New You

By Casey D. Nixon I am one of those people who actually likes going to the gym. I like the burn, the sweat, the challenge and the results. It’s also why I love December. Besides Christmas, the great thing about December is the gym is practically empty! I can work out...
Marriage Isn’t The Problem

Marriage Isn’t The Problem

*For this week’s post I must begin by giving my thanks to those who have helped me understand marriage along the way. Especially my parents, who have modeled great marriage for me and others for 49 years, and my friends Jerry and Dave who have vulnerably shared their...

A Great Wedding Feast, and You’re Invited

As we approach the spring many couples will begin the joyous and often arduous task of planning the perfect wedding. Here in our Western culture, weddings are a huge affair centered on the bride and great care is usually taken to insure everything is just perfect on...

Now That You Have A New Name…What Will You Do With It?

While reading “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I was struck by this observation, he writes, “If we would follow Jesus, we must take certain definite steps. The first step, which follows the call, cuts the disciple off from his previous existence. The...

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