Today, I’m over at baaaaa.com with a special 4th of July post. Join me? Here’s a little teaser:
Happy Birthday, America! You have been free from Great Britain’s reign for 236 years following a glorious statement in the American Revolution and some well-known poetry in the Declaration of Independence.
I’m a child of the military, you know, so I understand what it is to find your identity so deeply entangled in a mess of politics and policy, war and religion. My life has been governed, both directly and indirectly, by two forms of authority: the United States Military (thanks to a father who willingly served for 20 years) and the Bible (thanks to a family who instilled the discipline of religion at a young age).
Today is a good day to put pen to paper… as Mister Jefferson and friends did so many years ago… and reflect on some basic truths life with the military and the Word have taught me.
[Excerpts from A Manual of Military Training, by James A. Moss. Published in 1917.]
[Scripture quoted from the Holy Bible, translations noted.]
- Never exercise immediately after a meal; digestion is more important at this time than extraneous exercise (page 155). This rule has always served me well. Indeed, there is a season and time for every purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV). While Solomon neglected to mention digestion in his examples, I am sure it was implied.
And the rest, of course, is over HERE.
Happy Birthday, America!
We love you here at TexasNorth!