Armed Forces Day 2012

The third Saturday in May each year is designated as Armed Forces Day, to honor and celebrate all five branches of the US military: the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The observance began in 1949 after the military services were consolidated in the Department of Defense. Armed Forces Day occurs during Military … Read more

Armed Forces Day and Military Appreciation Month 2011

May is Military Appreciation Month, and today is Armed Forces Day. Last year on Armed Forces Day, I highlighted a number of troop support organizations. If you’re not involved in supporting our troops, I encourage you to do so. O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and … Read more

Interview with Ben Ferguson: Chaplain to the Chaplains

Usually the guests I interview on my blog are authors—and today’s guest is, in fact, an author. However,  Ben Ferguson is doing something he considers much more important than writing at the moment, and that something is what we’re going to talk about today. I first met Ben virtually through my friend and former pastor, … Read more

Operaton EBook Drop: Free Books for Deployed Soldiers

As you know if you’ve read my blog for a while, I’m a big supporter of our military troops. I try to do anything I can to thank the brave men and women who risk their lives daily to protect our freedoms. So I am excited about Operation EBook Drop (OED), a  program through which authors can offer their … Read more

Let’s Say Thanks

Let’s Say Thanks is a troop support program sponsored by Xerox. You can choose a card design created by a child, select a message or compose your own, and create the card online. Xerox distributes the cards to our troops through the military support organization Give2TheTroops®. If you want to send a card to a … Read more