a single poppy

it's the day where we pause for a minute and remember those who went to war and fought for our country. we remember the young men who had a life and ambitions and dreams that didn't include putting their lives onto the battlefield, where they were never the same. where they lost pieces of themselves; their arms and their hearts. and some of them didn't come home.

like these soldiers who gave their lives for their country... i have to give up my life, too. my plans, my dreams, my wants and my needs. absolutely needing an iPod touch and a camera and the perfect day.

I have to give up my life to God. Like them, I will never be the same.

Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. 

Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon.

 In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. [Ephesians 6, MSG]

Truth. Righteousness. Peace. Faith. Salvation. Prayer. 


  1. What a lovely post Emii. Those first two paragraphs are so true. And wonderful. And hopeful. And sad. And...well great. Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

  2. Amen.

    I am going to be posting on Veteran's Day in the morning- check over on my blog for the post in the afternoon.


  3. thankyou for sharing this, emii!


  4. Hey ! I haven't talked to u in awhile ! I just wanted to ask u if u remembered that time u gave me advice on sharing a room with my sister? Well, she slept in my room every night cuz she was scared of the dark.... but anyway we are getting a new apartment and we are gonna have to share a room. Do u have anymore ideas on how to divide the room up so we can both have our privacy?
    -angel (:


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