Monday, April 18, 2011

To My Beautiful Lady

In love though distant

You have held constant,

With a fierce heart of hope

You have never ceased to dote,

Whether phone calls or mail

Your love comes without fail,

I feel like the love you ensure

Could never cease to endure,

Without a doubt these days with you my wife

Have been the most treasured of all my life,

My closest times with you are my greatest treasure

And I can’t wait for the pleasure of being blessed together.

And though this time apart from each other has been so trying

I know that there is a reason God kept us prying,

Deeper and deeper into His life and our love

Showing us who He is with a gentle shove,

Until we see that He shows us His character

Through our own selfless love for each other.

Thank you for loving me this day

I pray you feel my love in every way.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A note

Hello any,

It's been far too long since I last wrote and sitting in my hotel in Pattaya, Thailand I thought I might type out some scripture that has been leading me through the challenges of the deployment and my time in one of the most sinful cities in the world. I pray that they give you strength as well.

  • If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

  • Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

  • Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, buy only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

  • Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
All of these have been such a blessing to me and have helped keep God in the center of my focus while surrounded in otherwise more than average close proximity sinful behavior.

Have a wonderful day this 23rd of February and know that I am praying for you,

Your friend