You Have An Enemy

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.Continue reading “You Have An Enemy”

But, God… (Part III)

Soldiering 101, in a nut shell, is about completing the mission at hand. The Army vigorously indoctrinates the idiom “Intestinal Fortitude” into soldiers facing chaos-induced internal conflict during these missions. “Finding courage” is the common terminology. What they fail to teach, however, is how to find that courage. Their instruction repetitively drills the proper useContinue reading “But, God… (Part III)”

But, God… (Part One)

The glaring disparity between today’s all-volunteer American military versus my reasons for serving in uniform is painstakingly obvious to me – thirty years later. My motive for enlisting in the United States Army had nothing, at all, to do with patriotism. I wasn’t looking for something greater than myself to serve, back then. I wasContinue reading “But, God… (Part One)”

Jeremiah 29:11

Meldie was mentoring my ex-wife through bible scripture when I first met her. “Gus”, my ex, gave me fair warning before I first laid my eyes upon her. “I have to tell you: Meldie is GORGEOUS! Her and I go to Church together. She will be with me when you and Emma get here.”, GusContinue reading “Jeremiah 29:11”

The Standover Man, Bert and Petey

{Proberbs 28:13 esv – Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.} The elaborate chase for illegal street drugs can be as powerfully addictive as the expectation of the end effects produced by them. Navigating the dark streets of Chicago’s ghetto’s, dressed in full camouflage, whileContinue reading “The Standover Man, Bert and Petey”

My Foundation of Papa & Abba

Sometime during the month of December, late 1971, my father accompanied me outside for a well planned and highly anticipated “stroll through the snow”. It just so happened to be my first time exploring the crystallized vapor as a newly walking human being; I was barely one year old. According to family legend, I wasn’tContinue reading “My Foundation of Papa & Abba”