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In Awe


I was watching “The Universe” on Netflix. The sun, the planets, the galaxies. Mind boggling terms of billions of years, millions of miles per hour. I had to stop as it made no sense. Infinite numbers you can’t put on a blackboard and explain. Awesome dude…. Life just happened to commence with the “Big Bang”? Give me a break. I am also in awe of Good, so powerful and meaningful and helpful. I am in awe and terrified by the rise of evil in the world today. Truth is good. Always. Our Judeo/Christian heritage is mocked. The truth is that truth can no longer be easily discerned. We are pandering to the feelings of minority/identity groups. When everybody has a cause there is chaos. The news has b...
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AS-201 The First


First place is what we try for in classes and on the athletic field. Always it is a dream to achieve a first place. It requires effort, a lot of effort. Just to be given a first place award without hard work makes it meaningless. There will be so many opportunities in life to make first place. The most important is to be the first there when someone is hurting, in need… Maybe it is just a pat on the back at the exact moment needed. Look at first responders. Look at our military who may be the first to save a person or buddy. Maybe being the first to tell the Truth in a group discussion. The award is given to you privately in the smile in your heart. Be the first to help someone see what is r...
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The Dark Room


It is very dark. Unseen images hanging on dark strips of undeveloped film. My daughter carefully puts them into a tray of developer.  Images take shape. Pictures of a newborn daughter. If something had gone wrong, we would never get that print to hang on the wall to cherish forever…. All from a dark womb. Where first fetal movements are felt and even the sound of a thump? The mother is every second aware that she is the center of a miracle.  Life before death.  Created by Love and its powerful attraction.  Love is very often one’s first introduction to Truth.   And… Trust. Let the print be printed. Let the miracle be born. A life ahead to discover the miracles and beauty of life and… self… W...
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Mother Power

Mother Power
The womb was room enough. Cozy, warm, assuring. Then…. No more pain for mom…. Or… has it just begun? Mother is the power that fills the young inquiring eyes with Truth. Her affirmation is always there. We feel her pride. Life does all it can to dismember the family. Parents must be assertive to protect their growing child. You always listen even when you pretend you are not. You care that she cares. She is your power. You are hers. Both should be proud that each is proud. This is important. The power of the womb should be respected by all. Conceived in love, born in love, and lived in love….. Mothers served us. All world leaders must serve us better. With humility and appreciation. Isn’t tha...
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Tis Of Thee

Tis Of Thee
My country… is facing challenges greater than ever. Who would have believed…? Elections were chaos… media lost leadership. Nobody knows what to believe any more. So we turn away. Never from our flag. Patriotism is going underground. The flag has been singled out as a symbol of distorted conservative religious propaganda. The left cries foul. Red, white, and blue is still waving in the mind. Only veterans and police now salute her. All schools used to. No more. Betsy Ross has shed a tear. There has to be a symbol of what we stand for other than a nuclear submarine. The flag will remain that. Too many have given their blood defending her. We must stand up to the forces of denial and salute aga...
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Who Dares Wins


Nothing in life worth anything comes without risk. These days, doing good can be manipulated into something selfish or evil. People are now reluctant to take any position publicly. And they are losing. Inaction assures bad results… Saving lives requires risk. Saying NO to your children requires risk. Sharing traditional values requires risk. These days one can be instantly criticized worldwide on facecrook, twitter, and the maze of social networks. The meek withdraw. Except that everybody is retreating from the cacophony of the self-righteous left. You must dare to do good…or we all lose. The world’s toughest Special Operations Forces are in England. The SAS, Special Air Service. The SBS, Sp...
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Stone Age

Stone Age
My friend is a stone mason. He carries large rocks and hand chisels them into wall pieces. Handmade foundations of sweat and probably a little cursing. Then he goes to church. LOL His life is physical. Unlike most professions… mind and extra body goes into every long hour of the day. The result lasts forever. Stone foundations. What our country is lacking is the understanding that for something to be good it takes real effort not entitlement. Most of our immigrant population are honored to have hard work that pays… for where they come from it does not. Let’s stop slamming our country and rebuild her. From infrastructure to bureaucracy we need to reorganize and refocus. Our forefathers laid a...
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Love Act

Love Act
Is it an act? The worst crime in the world is to play with love. Love defines truth. We cannot survive without both. The first time you feel that feeling you know it is important. You can’t take your mind off it. It keeps a man and a woman joined even when 5000 miles apart. The military knows it for sure. Letters from home are clutched tightly to the heart. Top left pocket. One has no problem taking any bullet to protect family. To protect a child. To protect love. Why?…… Why? To protect our flag. Why is it worth it? That is a love act. To give up your life for another. To give up your life for all…. Fools for love? If not for Love then for what? With Love in your heart you see and feel the ...
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Magic

Magic
Magic is our term to label something we can’t explain. It is unexpected and usually harmless. A magician’s cape that hides the live rabbit. The swords that go through the magician’s body but don’t. Sleight of hand is a form of art that brings smiles of amazement to all ages. We are going through very difficult times. It seems as if evil and chaos are even more out of control. It will take a real magician to bring smiles back. Except that we all have our own capes. Given to us at birth. Each of us is so unique. There are people who are waiting for us. We love bringing smiles to children. Isn’t a child’s laugh the best?? The last magician magic I saw was at a Navy reunion. There was this teamm...
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The Navy SEAL UDT Museum’s 33rd Muster – Memorial Service

The Navy SEAL UDT Museum’s 33rd MusterMemorial Service Swim Out – December 12, 2018 The Navy SEAL Museum's 33rd Muster – Memorial Service from Shine a Light Films on Vimeo. The post The Navy SEAL UDT Museum’s 33rd Muster – Memorial Service appeared first on ChrisBent. Original link
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Angel Flight


Angel Flight A little bit of history behind Angel Flights: Angel Flights are the U.S. Air Force planes (C-130’s) used to fly home our Fallen Soldiers. Angel Flight is also their call sign. In addition, Angel Flights have top priority in U.S. Airspace – as you saw the Towers say “number 1 for landing/takeoff” …. now of course, I know, there are other flights that have an even higher priority … but in reference to other standard military flights, Angel Flights get number 1 priority. “Heroes” – another term frequently used in the video is the term used to describe our Fallen Soldiers. Angel Flight Flares: Their “salute” with flares looks like an angel with wings. Here is a link to the actual An...
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Law Full

Law Full
Every law now has a new law which will soon get a subset law that will be codified or whatever. Laws about laws are now filling the airwaves and internet with attractive promises of payoffs if you meet the detailed criteria of qualification… Ha! I am sounding like them. They promise to protect and make fairness reign. Except that fairness must result in payments and payoffs. Who else can we turn to for fairness and justice? The police are constrained by process. Common sense may be uncommon now as fear of legislation looms. In battle, there is no time for courts. Shoot or be shot. There is something funny going on here. We all know what good and bad is. Or we think we do. Except that both ha...
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GHWB


Greatness Helps Wisdom Believe. What is Greatness? Winning a race? Being on a championship team? Being loved by your family and beyond? What makes you feel great? Balancing a tennis ball on your nose for 2 minutes? Having your black lab puppy curl up next to you? What does Helps mean? Something that makes it easier. Teaching your child manners? Teaching respect? Teaching real history? Saying “No” when it should be said? Being consistent? Not being afraid to pray when all other avenues are exhausted? Having your black lab puppy curl up next to you? Is Wisdom being smarter than someone else? Is it being patient? Is it knowing when not to talk? Is it seeing danger before others? Is it discernin...
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Surf Torture

Navy SEALs - Surf Torture
“Stretch it out. Lock arms. Make that line straight! Walk into the water ankle deep. Look seaward. Keep that line straight! Drop and give me 50! (pushups)” The water is 55 degrees. Cold. SEAL candidates facing hours of shivering. And… quitting. Just swimsuits. Hell Week is 3 weeks away. 25% will survive…. By choice. Life has little value if there is no choice. Other nations and regimes with false doctrines denying freedoms are fake and painful. Freedom of choice. Choice is a gift from God. Permission to set your own course. You see, without God, there is no choice… Godless societies and Godless relationships bear no fruit worth tasting. So it is our choice as to whether or not to choose. Get...
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World War I Armistice

WWI ARMISTICE
World War I 9 Million dead; 29 Million wounded. “The war to end all wars”. Except that it wasn’t. All the king’s politicians and all the king’s senators still could not put lasting peace together again. So here we are with Iran, China, and Russia and others threatening our call to freedom. In memorial cemeteries around the world WWI headstones shine in the sun and glisten in the rain. They are the keyboards of our past. Each soul lost in its final keystroke… Serving the future with their Truths. Sacrifice entries in the journals of family pain. It is our Flag that must continue to fly high in honor of all lives lost in all our past wars. Let Freedom Ring. What is right is not left. What is r...
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Never Forgive

Never Forgive
It feels good to say “I will never forgive you”. Never Forgive. It is a threat and an empowering statement. Don’t mess with me. But it is also too late if the act to be forgiven has already done its harm. “You slandered my family!” “You desecrated my flag.” “You mocked my God.” “I will never forgive.” “You stole my money.” “You wrecked my car.” “You killed my dog.” “You are history.” “I am coming for you in the night.” Red lines must be red lines. Someone must draw them. Otherwise there is nothing to fear if you are evil. Punishment must be more than words. Sometimes it must be violent and massively deadly. Innocent bystanders getting consumed in the flames. Their families will never forgive...
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A Message To America

Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez shares the true meaning of our flag. The post A Message To America appeared first on ChrisBent. Original link
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Due North

Due North
I can remember the phrase “Due North” since way back as a kid. First compass? North Star? You got all your bearings from due North. Had to know it was right to plot courses. Whether sextants at sea or compass at land True North had to be known. If you just kept heading due north you will reach one spot, no matter where in the world you are…. The North Pole… You may even see Santa or the Truth. True North….. get it? If you go due west or due east, due left or due right… you will be going around in giant circles. You gotta know where you are going!! Or you will end up nowhere and probably at the bottom of some ocean. This goes for the psychological. You will go crazy if you don’t get to the ri...
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Decorative Pillows

Decorative Pillows
Boy, have I been waiting a long time to get into this subject. Nobody ever warned me… no father, no brother, no friend, no priest, no doctor, no mortician, and no lawyer. Excuse me if I missed your profession. I am mad. LOL Marriage is a good thing. Children are good thing. Good is a good thing. But kids grow up and mommy isn’t as busy as she used to be. Kids clothing and needs leave no room for individual expression. More time for hair and decorative pillows. I never knew they existed. Now there is nowhere to sit down and just be a guy without sitting on one of those damn things. Doesn’t let my butt get fully on the seat, chair, cushion, bench, sofa, or bed! If you dare to move it you get “...
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Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall
Democrats and Republicans. It’s nasty. Partisan wars. Character assassination is the glory of media. Good and evil. The other party is evil. The other party is never good. Satan’s trap has been laid for our own self-immolation. Debate is no longer an art. It is Schifty accusation with the twinkle of self-righteousness in the eye. What can we do? Pews are being asked to choose sides outside. Inside the message of the pulpit remains the same. Serve one another and serve the poor. Cherish the Truth of the Word. Don’t change it to suit the morays of the times. Forgive sinners, but don’t validate their sin. Agree to disagree so you can still hold hands and pray together. Tradition is not evil. Ma...
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