This is America and our symbol is the American Flag; she actually has a name, her name is Old Glory. I want you to think about what Old Glory means to you. She is as old as our nation. She stands for peace, honor, truth, and justice. She is very confident. She stands for freedom, our freedom. Actually, she is very proud; some might actually call her arrogant. For when she flies with other banners, her head is just a little higher. She bows for no one, except in a time of honoring our fallen heroes, and her county in a time of sorrow and grief. She is recognized all over the world. She is saluted, loved, respected, and at times even feared. She has fought in every battle for over 200 years, from Valley Forge to present time conflicts. She was there leading her troops from every walk of life to defend the freedom we have today. Dirty, battle worn, and tired, her soldiers cheer her on and fly her with pride. She has never been left behind. This honorable lady has been torn, burned, and trampled on in the streets of many countries, and even in her own. She has been spit upon and stomped on, yet she rises again and again. Freedom comes with a cost. Old Glory overcomes, and we overcome, for she is strong and we are strong. Our American Flag is our symbol, our freedom, and I do
Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. I personally thank you Old Glory for your representation, commitment and service to our country.
Field and Marsh Banquet March 10, 2018Lanny L. Parker
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it seems like the whole world is in love. And maybe you are feeling left out. Friend, don't let the enemy (the devil) lie to you. You are not alone and you are loved! God Loves You! And God sent his son, Jesus, to bridge the gap so you have a way to get to Him! That is the best news this Valentine's Day. So, my friend, just know that you are not alone... you are loved... and there is hope for you today!
A New Year can be a new beginning. No matter where you've been or what you have done, today can be the day you begin again. If you need help just shoot me a message and I'll dialog with you. We all need a safe place; and trust me, there are answers for all of your hard questions.
Christmas can be a very tough time of the year. While some people are festively decorating and buying gifts, others are struggling big time. If you are struggling with depression, addiction, and/or suicidal thoughts, please go to my contact page here and write to me. I know everybody needs help once in a while, someone to talk to, and I want to be here for you. Trust me, you are not alone. There is ONE who loves you no matter what and He is the Reason we Celebrate this Season. His name is Jesus the Christ.
This is an amazing read that will challenge you to the core. It is God's word from Larry Crabb who is having conversations with God. The amazing part is that I have thought, taught, and asked the same questions that Larry challenges us with in his book 66 Love Letters. It allows you to have an intimate relationship with God in a different format without "so called Christians" breathing down your neck and confronting you about "that's not what the Bible says." Remember, the relationship I have with my God is personal. It's not about a church, it's about the relationship I have with Jesus, Holy Spirit, and God the Father. Amazing reading, I challenge you to get it and soar to another height with God. Remember I alone can do it, but I can't do it alone. In His Steps Daily...Lanny.