Friday, September 11, 2015

Always Remember

The Moslom Terrorists only wanted to destroy our lives. Planned Parenthood wants to destroy our souls. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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) 

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