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Post by Hovannes » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:40 pm

My son informs us that he wants to join the Army instead of going to college (today was his first day at the JC)
I have no idea why he chose the Army over the Air Force, Navy, Coasties or Marines, but I'll support his decision.
But first we've got to sit down for a long talk. As a former Captain and Major, hope he'll listen to me as he's a little immature, but God bless him, at least he's the courage to make up his mind and pursue a goal. I find comfort that Hilaire Belloc served a stint in the French Horse Artillery before he went to Oxford.
The piont I want to make tonight is that the lad needs to be strong in his Christian faith while in the Army, lest he loose his soul.
I've seen that happen too many times. It's no good.
May I request a prayer for the wisdom to say the right words tonight, and for my son?
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Re: Army

Post by gaining_age » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:47 pm

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Re: Army

Post by Jocose » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:55 pm

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Post by JimVH » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:16 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:47 pm
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Re: Army

Post by coco » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:37 pm

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Post by sweetandsour » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:54 pm

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Re: Army

Post by CodeMonkey » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:05 pm

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Re: Army

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:49 pm

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Re: Army

Post by sysiphus » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:18 am

Prayed (I know you said you were doing this 'tonight', and it's now 'tomorrow', but God exists outside of time, so couldn't it be said that I prayed for this before you even drew your first breath? But, it's not about me and what I have done here, more about the situation, lest I fall into vainglory).
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Re: Army

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:11 am

continued prayers covering this situation and his decision
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Re: Army

Post by Goose55 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:51 am

Prayer for wisdom in Hov's talk with his son.
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Re: Army

Post by rgcurrey » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:32 am

Praying for him and for you, may God's wisdom be granted to both of you.
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Re: Army

Post by Thunktank » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:52 am

Lord have mercy.

I knew a few young enlisted men who walked the straight and narrow. I wasn’t very religious in those days, but I was one some of the others relied on to keep them out of trouble. There’s a lot of good clean fun in the service too. He will determine what happens, no one will make him turn if he doesn’t want to. He may have a room mate or two that he might have to drag around though. Builds character. :wink:
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Re: Army

Post by Sir Moose » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:22 pm

Praying.
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Re: Army

Post by Winton » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:19 am

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