Lord's Prayer By a 15-year-old school kid who got an A+ for this entry (TOTALLY AWESOME)!
The Lord's Prayer is not allowed in most U.S. Public schools any more. A kid in Minnesota wrote the following NEW School Prayer:-
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now I sit me down in school Where praying is against the rule For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd If scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights. And anytime my head I bow Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green, That's no offense; it's a freedom scene. The law is specific, the law is precise. Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall Might offend someone with no faith at all. In silence alone we must meditate, God's name is prohibited by the State.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks, And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks. They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible. To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen, And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King. It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong. We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong
We can get our condoms and birth controls, Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles. But the Ten Commandments are not allowed, No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess, When chaos reigns the school's a mess. So, Lord, this silent plea I make: Should I be shot; My soul please take!
This is a pic of Ed Pippin. One of my Bravo Company War Brothers:
The date was 11/11/1967 and the place was The "Battle for Dak To, Hill 724". Ed’s leg fell off as they retrieved him from the bomb crater as a result of a NVA Mortar round that they were taking refuge in.
Ed knew that Jesus was making plans in his life after he survived his ordeal. He made a Baptist Minister in Dalton, GA. If there was a bright side with Ed, it was that he only had to fight for a couple of months unlike me when I had to fight for 12 full months.
Ed was one of our Bravo Company’s replacements, Ed followed his Medics instruction by keeping pressure on his leg w/ his tourniquit when another one of his other brothers did not follow his medics instructions and bled out completely. The Docs at first in our rear area could not detect a pulse rate in Ed and they thought that he bled out. They finally detected a faint pulse rate on him and went to work on Ed and saved him thanks to Jesus’ help! ...
I missed this battle by the skin of my teeth, The battle for Dak To, Hill 724 on 11/11/67 This was our bloodiest battle of all for my Bravo Company when we lost 17 or 18 boys and men and countless of wounded that didn’t see any more action. All totaled we lost 43 from my Battalion that day. This pic was of our Church Service on the top of Hill 724. Don’t you think for a minute that I didn’t Pray to Jesus constantly from all of our Mountain Top experiences accept for this particular Mountain!
Jackson Day was our Chaplain at the time. I saw him again at our 2013 Ivy Dragoon Reunion in Gatlinburg, TN. He told me that it was the Army’s Protocol for him to keep his Holy Communion Utensils for the remainder of his life. His Holy Communion had a lot of meaning for me since they were used on Hill 724! I was still in Nam except I was in our secure Dragon Mountain Main Base Camp processing out of Nam to come back to the “World” as we called it on 11/20/1967. Jackson served us the wine at our Gatlinburg TN on our 2013 Reunion and Ed Pippin served us the bread. Both of these symbolized the Blood and Body of Jesus our savior! I will make another post concerning Ed Pippin w/ his pic and story!
Throughout the Bible, warfare is presented as a grim reality in a cursed world. There are forces of evil that must be stopped, and bloodshed is sometimes the result. Whether a Christian should serve in the military is a matter of one’s own conscience, but killing an armed combatant in the context of warfare is not sinful in itself. There is a time and season for everything, including war: (Ecclesiastes 3:8) (8) a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. ...
A couple or three summers ago, I had an excellent friend that worked at this the "Crooked River Wedding Venue". He captured this Phenomenal Cloud in the sky above the wedding lodge. He is a holy man and he remarked to me that it was fish hooks. I can't help to believe that he was thinking of these two Bible Verses: Matthew (MSG) 4:19-20 Walking along the beach of Lake Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew. They were fishing, throwing their nets into the lake. It was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions, but simply dropped their nets and followed. ...