Saturday, August 23, 2014

Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes

Marriage is a contractual, relational and spiritual union between a man and a woman. - M.H.

But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. I Thess 4:10-12

Use every man after his desert, and who should ’scape whipping? - Hamlet

When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines. - Samuel Rutherford

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ― C.S. Lewis

μολὼν λαβέ - King Leonidas I




God reformed the church, while I, drank Wittenburg beer. -Martin Luther

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

"She's starting to damage my calm." - Jayne Cobb

 


 "Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending" - Melville


Real Goths don't wear black, they sack Rome. - Mr. Internet

Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as military forces, which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. - Tenche Coxe

I don't need a compass to tell me which way the wind shines. - Mr. Furious

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dennis Gerald Pugh

Photo taken March 18th,1970 in front of his Phantom F4

 
The year before I was born my father's cousin was 26 years old
and a Navigator in a F4-D Phantom II in Vietnam.

On his very first mission with the WolFac on March 19, 1970, 1st Lt. Dennis Pugh was shot down along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Plain of Jars, an area heavily concentrated with North Vietnamese regulars and Pathet Lao troops in northeast Laos.  After successfully ejecting from his aircraft, Dennis landed in a river and climbed up into a tree to assist the rescue attempt for himself and his pilot, Maj. Richard Rash.  Maj. Rash sustained serious injuries during his ejection and landing and found himself immobilized several hundred yards across a dense jungle from Dennis' position.

 (Read more at Faces On The Wall) 

From www.findagrave.com
Richard A. ‘Rick' Rash, the Aircraft Commander, left the following message at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - I remember everything, Dennis - the explosion, the ejection, the AAA everywhere as they tried to get us in the chutes, running on the ground trying to find a place to hide. Then hours later when I came to, I remember your voice and the other voices all around you. You told them you surrendered in Vietnamese over and over - but it didn't matter, they killed you anyway. So many years ago - and just yesterday at the same time. I am so sorry Dennis. I don't know if I screwed up or if it was just fate - but it was me flying the plane so can't pass the buck. I have wished many times that we had traded places - but don't have that power. I pray I will see you again. Ric
(Click to read more)



F-4D Phantom II's from the Assam Draggins 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron that LT. Pugh flew with. 
Click for the history of the Assam Draggins.

Pictures from The Punch Bowl, Hawaii. Courtesy of my niece. (April 2014)






 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pray for the Persecuted Church, Remember the Martyrs of the Faith



The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory. - Richard Sibbes

When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines. - Samuel Rutherford

The Antichrist and the great red dragon will lop Christ's branches, and bring His vine to a low stump, under the feet of those who carry the mark of the beast; but the Plant of Renown, the Man whose name is the Branch, will bud forth again and blossom as the rose, and there shall be fair white flourishes again, with most pleasant fruits, upon the tree of life. - Samuel Rutherford


Voice of the Martyrs

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Originally a  poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882) "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" was penned after the tragic accidental death of his wife Fanny and the crippling injury of his son Charles from war wounds during the American Civil War.


"Christmas Bells"
The complete poem           numbers in () are the order of the chorus from the song

1)"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

4)Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

2)And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

3)Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!"



Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Gospel According to Johnny Cash (updated)

My colleague's Biblical education has mostly been due to the listening to and the playing of Johnny Cash songs, which is more Biblical than listening to Joel Osteen.



God's Gonna Cut You Down


The Wanderer


Goin' By The Book

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fourth of July

Courtesy of the red, white and blue - Toby Keith


American Soldier - Toby Keith



Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning - Alan Jackson


God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood


Have You Forgotten? - Darryl Worley


Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly - Aaron Tippin


The 8th of Novemeber - Big and Rich


                                         

Made in America - Toby Keith

America is the Last Stand on Earth



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Rights Of The People To Keep And Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. - Second Amendment, US Constitution

The Bill of Rights is not a government given list of freedoms begrudgingly granted to us for a time.  They are a reminder to the government not to mess with our God given rights.  To learn more click the link. 
 HERE  


The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …" - Richard Henry Lee writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788.



The power of the Sword, say the minority of Pennsylvania, is in the hands of Congress. My friends, and countrymen, it is not so for the powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. The unlimited power of the sword, is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." - Tench Coxe, Penn Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

"...but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights..." - Alexander Hamilton speaking of standing armies in Federalist Papers 29

For more quotes from the founders click HERE

 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Gun Control Works for the Oppressor


1909-1915, Turkey established gun control. 1,500,000 Armenians, rounded up and exterminated.
1929, Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929-1953, about 20 million dissidents were rounded up and exterminated.
1935, China established gun control. From 1948-1952, 20 million political dissidents were rounded up and exterminated.
1938, Germany established gun control. From 1939-1945, 13 million Jews and others were rounded up and exterminated.
1956, Cambodia established gun control. From 1975-1977, 1 million educated people were rounded up and exterminated.
1964, Guatemala established gun control. From 1964-1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians were rounded up and exterminated.
1970, Uganda established gun control. From 1971-1979, 300,000 Christians were rounded up and exterminated.