Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Book Review: The Road to Unafraid

The Road to Unafraid tells the gripping story of U.S. Army Captain Jeff Struecker, who took part in numerous military operations including the battle of Mogadishu aka, Black Hawk Down. From his early life in Iowa to Fort Benning, Georgia, Struecker provides details on his life and how God has deeply blessed him.

Although a quick read, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wished for more. I remember when the battle of Mogadishu happened and seeing our soldiers being dragged through the streets. I can also recall when then Chief Warrant Officer Michael Durant was freed. Struecker gives his account of that horrendous battle and the impact it had on his faith.

"The difference between being a coward and a hero is not whether you're scared or not. It's what you do while you're scared." [Ch. 1]

Friday, June 15, 2007

God's Gift: Ruth Bell Graham

God gave us all a modern-day gift.

Her name is Ruth Bell Graham. She had God's strength and courage to raise 5 children while her husband travelled the world spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She will be remembered not for being just Billy's wife, but a woman who persevered and remained faithful to God.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Joe Lieberman News

Okay, I 'm not writing as much on politics anymore, but this story rose my curiosity.

From the AJC: Lieberman: U.S. Should Weigh Iran Attack

"We've said so publicly that the Iranians have a base in Iran at which they are training Iraqis who are coming in and killing Americans. By some estimates, they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers," Lieberman said. "Well, we can tell them we want them to stop that. But if there's any hope of the Iranians living according to the international rule of law and stopping, for instance, their nuclear weapons development, we can't just talk to them."

Senator Lieberman doesn't just shoot words from his mouth: He does his research very well. In fact, and I could be wrong, but I believe he has visited Iraq more than any other U.S. Senator.

Now listen to what Bill Richardson has to say:

To deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson said tough negotiation is called for.

"I would talk to them, but I would build an international coalition that would promote and push economic sanctions on them," Richardson said. "Sanctions would work on Iran. They are susceptible to disinvestment policy. They are susceptible to cuts, economic sanctions in commodities."

Do you know what "tough negotiations" get you? A knife in the back.

Too bad Senator Lieberman isn't running for President...

Friday, June 01, 2007

Mr. Universe WINS In Court

From Diabetes Health: Charges Against Bodybuilder Doug Burns Dropped

I'm a littl e late in publishing this article, but I'm fighting a nasty cold. Here's an excerpt:

The decision to dismiss the case and not go to trial was based upon evidence from an endocrinologist that Doug was in diabetic shock at the time of the incident and therefore had a viable defense of unconsciousness.

It's nice to see some logic come through. Let this be a reminder to us diabetics that even though it is 2007, not everyone is aware of how to treat hypo- and hyperglycemia.