Thought For The Day 08/28/11


The Few. The Proud!

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give
to you ; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be
troubled, nor let it be fearful.

John 14 : 27

I am the aunt of a proud and patriotic American. I have a “Blue Star Mother”
flag hanging in my front window. The fact that you don’t know his name nor do
you know his face does not matter. In fact, his visage could be confused with
thousands of young men and women who resemble him. He is a United States Marine.
He is the reason we all sleep peacefully, secure in the knowledge that we are
guarded and protected and safe. Every single day young men and women just like
him take an airplane ride that lands in Dover AFB in Delaware. We don’t know
what they liked to snack on, what books they read, if they had a large family,
or they were black or white. It doesn’t really matter anyway because they knew
us. They knew that it was because of the food we liked and the books we read and
the religion we believed in that they were far from home, making a sacrifice for
you and me. Some moved from Dover into veterans facilities all over the US.
Others moved only when others assisted them, carrying them for a final journey
home. Each and every one of us needs to offer a prayer for the continued safety
of my nephew and every other American service member. It is the least that we
can and should do to honor them!

No one is more cherished in this world
than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.

Author Unknown

Copyright © 2011 “MandysPath” Ministry-ULC

About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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