June 21, 2009

Having Faith

I'm not overly religious - in that I don't necessarily believe that God hears you better from a church.

Do I believe in God? With every fiber of my being.
Do I belong to a church? Yes.
Do I go every week? No.

Instead, I believe that God hears your heart; your silent prayers; the thanks you don't always articulate; the blind faith that you have in him.

Just over 24 hours ago, Bagram Air Base was attacked. Though the news outlets haven't released it, I will share that one of the men is American and from my brother's company. I don't know this brave, brave man; but will forever be thankful for his service and giving his life for his country. I wish I could be there to help console his family through one of the hardest experiences of their lives. Instead, I ask God to see them through this; knowing that they must rely on him and his wisdom & love.

I thank God that it wasn't JC or any of the other men that I have come to know as my extended family.

Big hugs to all of you...


  1. i agree and i used to be EXACTLY the same... to be honest i began going every single week as soon as Bumbee deployed... before that it was only once every 1 or 2 months... so thankful it wasn't JC!

    keeping your brother in my prayers hun. xoxo

  2. OMG, this is so tragic. I hope your brother is taking it okay. And thank God he was spared!

    Justine :o )

  3. Oh wow, that is pretty close to home, figuratively speaking, isn't it? I am glad it wasn't JC, but feel sad for the solider's family. My prayers are with you all!

  4. I recently noticed you as one of my newest followers. I don't how long you've been following my blog but if it's been long, so sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

    This was a very lovely post. I especially loved this part- I believe that God hears your heart.

  5. My heart breaks every time I hear about stories like these. My brother will more than likely be sent over there shortly after he graduates next year, and I've already started praying that he makes it home safely.


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