taking the rainbow back…

For many years I collected Noah’s Arks.

Large, small, manufactured or carved – many of which were given to me as gifts.

Our home was littered with them!

When we moved to our current home in 2014 it felt like it was time to pare the collection down & let many of them go. It was a wonderful opportunity to share the mutual love of God’s covenant with others – not to mention all the littles, who were so eager to play with the many miniature animals! However, a few do still remain in my possession – a beautiful print gifted to me by my sister & her family along with a hand-carved rendition that my grandchildren now play with, given by my mother.

I collected them because of the “Promise.”

Rainbows are a sign of hope from God.

He isn’t a police God, but a Father who pledged to be patient and offer His grace.

Whether others know it or not, every rainbow they use means God hasn’t given up on them.

Don’t give up on those who do not know, understand or remember Who it is that gave us the rainbow. Or why.

I know I haven’t.

And my prayer is that one day the One who gifted it to us will be embraced by all. But for today I’m taking it back! While looking for the opportunity to share it with any who wish to receive the Promise now.

hugs n’ blessings because His promise still stands!

the mission doesn’t stop

In 48 hours summertime items will begin to be dusted-off and the sounds of baseballs being hit, footballs being tossed and corn-hole bags smacking the boards will be heard in backyards everywhere. Right alongside the smells of a BBQ & beer with family & close friends gathered around.

However, in the midst of celebrating the start of another summer please won’t you take a moment to remember what this time together is really about and honor the fallen, recognize their sacrifice, & lift up a prayer – especially for those who hold a special sacredness to the word…

DustOff

Casualty evacuation, also known as CASEVAC or by the callsign Dustoff or colloquially Dust Off, is a military term for the emergency patient evacuation of casualties from a combat zone. Casevac can be done by both ground and air. “DUSTOFF” is the callsign specific to U.S. Army Air Ambulance units.

On March 29th, 2023, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade experienced a tragic training accident during which two HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawks collided mid-air, resulting in the death of nine aircrew members. With all of the fallen having come from Charlie Company, 6-101st Aviation Regiment “Eagle DUSTOFF”, they have become collectively known as the “Nine Eagles”. This memorial video was produced to screen at the memorial event in which thousands attended in person and tuned in live to remember the fallen. Video produced by Austin Lachance.

hugs n’ blessings to all those “really great people” lost, but NEVER forgotten…and those who loved them most.

RIP

1st Lt. Stephen “Chase” Prasnicki and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial

light of my life

In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

John 1:4

Lord, I choose to believe today that Your Son is the true light for this world. While I was lost it was His goodness that led me. When this life is hard to live and I get hurt because of its brokenness, I will still find joy in my Savior. My life starts and ends in Him. Because of His sacrifice, there will be a day when there is no more heartache or pain.

I long for that day, Lord, when Jesus comes back to rescue us all again. And I am confident that He will return like He promised. Until then I will do my best to confidently share the light of Christ with all those around me in my words and actions.

Amen.

And I do hope you will confidently join me!

hugs n’ blessings to all those bringing their light into the world.