Sunday, December 11, 2011

Inspiring verses...and an inspiring video!

Song of Songs 2: 2 = Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens.
                               4 = He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
                               7 = Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of
                                      the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
      I was reading these verses this morning in my devotions and they blessed me. As you see, I was so blessed that I changed the name of my blog...again! I think this will be the last change, hopefully. Verses 2 and 4 tell of Gods love and verse 7 warns us against ungodly love. 

"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Day Of Infamy..

   This is an unusual post for me to write..but I do love history! Pearl Harbor is actually one of my favorite historical events to study...
   By 7:53am on December 7, 1941 the USA was under attack by the two waves of Japanese Kamikaze pilots. The attacks last till 9:45, with a massive casualty on America's side. Eighteen ship were damaged or sunk and three are destroyed, including the USS Arizona. "The casualty list includes 2,335 servicemen and 68 civilians killed, with 1,178 wounded. Included are 1,104 men aboard the Battleship USS Arizona killed after a 1,760-pound air bomb penetrated into the forward magazine causing catastrophic explosions."   Except for the USS Arizona, USS Utah, and USS Oklahoma, every ship sunk or damaged on December 7th sailed again. A third attack never happened because the Japanese could not find where the carrier was where the airplanes were coming from. There were loses for planes too:188 aircraft destroyed and 155 aircraft damaged. Most planes were shot down before they could destroy any Japanese aircraft or submarines. Only a few of the american aircraft can be said to have shot down and destroyed Japanese military weapons. 
   One of my favorite quotes that was recorded on December 7th was one said by Admiral Yamamoto of Japan: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant." The Japanese did wake up a "sleeping giant." because on the next day the president declared war on the empire of Japan. 
(below is a movie with part of the speech). 
   There are many families that lost loved ones that fought bravely for the USA. I was surprised when my Biology teacher made us stand for a moment of silence at 8:30am on December 7th. In that moment I prayed for all the families and friends who lost loved ones that day. God Bless All!