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Does Possessing Freedom Presuppose the Will to Fight?

Does Possessing Freedom Presuppose the Will to Fight?

Originally posted on Reflections:
What do you think about when you hear the word?war? You probably think of armed conflict, bloodshed, and death—and lots of it. That is the nature of warfare.?It’s also why war?presents one of the most challenging issues to address from an ethical standpoint. Given this difficulty, most Christians have adopted just…

On Renaming Army Bases

On Renaming Army Bases

I was doing a little research for a blog post on the 21st WI Infantry-a unit that fought in the American Civil War. I found out they were mustered in at Camp Bragg in Fond du Lac County. The name of the camp intrigued me since a fellow by the name of Braxton Bragg was […]

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union

The Battle of Gettysburg ended on July 3rd, 1863. On July 4th, 1863 the river city fortress of Vicksburg fell to Union General US Grant. The loss of both battles meant the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Had Lee won at Gettysburg and Vicksburg held out longer it’s entirely possible that one of […]

U. S. Grant and N. B. Forrest

U. S. Grant and N. B. Forrest

One of the more disturbing aspects of the woke Cancel Culture is judging people (and history) of the past by contemporary woke social justice standards. This is troubling because as Victor Davis Hansen puts it; Once a cultural revolution gets going, there can be no contextualization of the past, no allowance for human frailty, no […]

Edward “Butch” O’Hare

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare, Feb. 1942 On Feb. 20, 1942, the flattop Lexington was steaming toward the Japanese base at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, when it was approached by two enemy flying boats. Their crews managed to signal its coordinates before American fighters flamed the planes, and the Japanese immediately…

Perryville, The Civil War Most Obscure Battle 2

Perryville, The Civil War Most Obscure Battle 2

Maney’s Brigade at Perryville In September of 2019 my wife and I traveled to South Carolina to visit her sister. While there we took in some Civil War sites which included  Fort Sumter. On the way home we stopped in Kentucky to visit the largest Civil War battlefield in the state, Perryville. I plan to […]

Home Front – Wartime Recipes (5)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
  Please thank Carolyn on her website for putting these delicious meals on-line! We often discuss the food our parents and grandparents dined on, despite rationing and wartime, they ate quite well – here are some of the recipes you might want to try out. Now – you can even download her…

Psalm 91: Confidence for the Believer in Times of Trouble

Psalm 91: Confidence for the Believer in Times of Trouble

Originally posted on My Take:
This morning I was reminded of Psalm 91 and how the Psalm functions in order to give hope and confidence to the believer in times of trouble. As a certified biblical counselor I am always interested in helping people to counsel themselves by using the Bible and their knowledge of…

There are Things Worse Than a Virus

Originally posted on My Take:
The apostle Paul wrote: The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (1 Co. 15:26, ESV) Then, as now, mankind’s greatest fear is not a virus from Wuhan but the possibility of death that the virus represents. Viruses and diseases are scary especially when the recipient knows that treatments and…

Christmas poems for our military (1)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Sailor Santa “A Different Christmas Poem” The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming…