We’re all tested in life. It takes courage at the “testing point” to do the right thing. You may be tested before this day is done. Remember the examples of our veterans who faced physical danger that most of us will never face.

We salute you. You gave your best to America.

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Why does God allow war?

War’s very existence is proof to some that God doesn’t exist. And yet C.S. Lewis suggests that God allows war for a reason. Here is an excerpt from his story, The Screwtape Letters, where the demon, Screwtape, explains God’s logic:

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In a world where forces are at work to redefine society’s virtues, courage remains an indisputable virtue. Our soldiers have gone into battle absolutely terrified at the thought of dying. Their legs shook. They vomited. Their heads pounded. And yet they stormed the beach in the face of enemy fire, in the face of probable death.
C.S. Lewis suggests that these examples of courage, that these examples of spilled blood, bear fruit by nourishing something absolutely essential to our humanity: courage.

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What do you look like to yourself?
Sometimes our greed and our lusts, our angers and guilts erode our self-image.
Sometimes the vicissitudes of life lead us to addiction and despair.
When we look in the mirror, we can barely recognize ourselves …

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B81kW814qA] On this Veteran’s Day, I pay tribute to all the men and women who have served this nation in the armed forces. Thousands and thousands have given their lives in the name of freedom. We thank-you for your service to America. A letter writer in the Des Moines Register gave voice…

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