Today is Tuesday, November 11th, 2014; Karen's Korner #2942

Today is Veterans' Day! A time to reflect and remember; a time to 'do' at least one thing to remember and appreciate past and current members of our armed forces.......even if it is something little!

I just heard on the news that some families are 'armed services' families; others are not. During World War II, I think about every family was a 'service' family. In our recent past family history, we are a service family. Because my mom was one of 15 children, at one time I remember her saying that her mom had eight sons and son-in-laws serving in WW II (grandma plus friends, prayed regularly together for their safe return.......and they all did!); my dad was one of those eight. My husband Jim was in the Army, as was my brother-in-law Keith. Keith and Amy's son Kent most recently served in the Marines.

If you have a veterans or service story that you'd like to share, email me!


One day last week, my sister Jan called to tell me that her four-year-old great-granddaughter has just learned the Pledge of Allegiance in her pre-school class.

"Grandma, can I say it for you?" she asked.


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America

and to the Republic for which it stands

one Nation,

 under God,

with liberty and justice for all."

When she finished, the four-year-old asked, "Did I say 'under God'? That's the important part!"

Maybe she could help teach a few adults who aren't so sure, what her young mind already knows!

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the way that You have blessed and kept our nation for two hundred plus years. Forgive for all the ways that we have wandered away from You as individuals and as a country. We ask that You continue to bless; be our protector and our guide. Your ways are so much better than our ways. In Jesus' Name. Amen.