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Remembering the Fallen: A Few Profiles from Iraq and Afghanistan

Staff Sgt.  Robert Miller was awarded a Medal of Honor on Oct. 6, 2010 for giving his life for his comrades in 2008 during a firefight against over 100 insurgents in Afghanistan.  His actions allowed 22 fellow soldiers, both American and Afghan, to seek and find cover.  He was 24. 
U.S. Army Sgt. Allen Dunckley of Yardley, PA, gave his life in Iraq when his unit was attacked by the enemy who used makeshift bombs and small arms fire.  He died May 14, 2007 when he was 25.
It was Aug. 8, 2011 when Sgt. Alessandro L. Plutino died in Paktia province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He served the U.S. Army and comes from Pitman, NJ.   Sgt. Plutino was 28.

A Madison, Wisconsin Army Reserves Specialist died at the age of 24, when her unit had a makeshift bomb detonate nearby.  Spec. Rachael L. Hugo was serving in Iraq.  She died on Oct. 5, 2007. 
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John W. Marcum died as a result of wou…

How Evangelicals Have Shifted in Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

How Evangelicals Have Shifted in Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

The survey data presented in this article and in other places is stunning and alarming.  It seems that the Church has done a good job of keeping its flock decidedly against Evolution and for a Creator (as other surveys demonstrate) but we have failed to communicate the same kind of conviction regarding marriage.  In both areas our kids are assaulted with the secular worldview in the nation's public schools and in the public arena at large yet we have relative success in one and outright failure in the other to pass this conviction on from one generation to the next.

 Another survey:

Survey on the Creationism vs. Evolution debate:

Disclaimer:  some of the survey res…
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What God's Grace Can Produce in the Heart of Lovers

This is an amazing story of two young people madly in love who face a very difficult surprise in their lives. Yet they embrace their love wrapped in suffering with joy and commitment that puts many of us to shame.

Their decision-making process and how they view it in light of Scripture and God's sovereignty:  Why We Got Married

and here:Learning Contentment in Suffering

Larissa's blog, if you wish to follow it or read it:  Pray for Ian

I pray that as you watch and read, you will be amazed by this shockingly wonderful love and remember that is how Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her. May we not only be moved to tears but to action, to love without regard for self but for the one we love.