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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.

Crawford

Our lives don’t start with agendas though we eventually make our lists, it’s the people we’ve encountered that impact our lives and make us rich. Crawford was that kind of person though He didn’t speak that much, just being with … Continue reading

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2017, The Year of Pride and Hatred

What word do you think best describes 2017? I think the word is arrogance/pride. Some of you may think the word is hatred which was prevalent but it was pride that fueled that hatred and is a natural consequence of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Big Brother

Happy birthday Big Brother, no other compares to you, You joyfully left heaven for earth so your siblings could start anew. Your birthday was surely needed ’cause our first parents took the dare, couldn’t obey one simple rule, their bite … Continue reading

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Seeking Hard After God

“Before a man can seek God God must first have sought the man”, (1) God puts the desire to know Him n’us, uses circumstances to execute His sovereign plan. But man wants all the credit, though it all belongs to … Continue reading

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The Present and The Cross

Christmas is about The Baby, Easter’s about the cross; One comes as a present The other with a cost. We seem to favor Christmas, A sense of joy pervades, You can feel it all around you And wish that it … Continue reading

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Fear, Opaqueness and The Irresistible Force,

A demon’s been my companion since forever and a day, like a shadow perched beside me, it just won’t go away. Joining the Marines without thinking, now the reason seems so clear, not for glory or adventure, but just running … Continue reading

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Semper Fi Understood

Hurry up and wait Hurry up and wait, Marine Corp slang, every Jarhead’s fate. It seemed so dumb and senseless when 18 years of age, getting there an hour early so you’re not a minute late. I hated standing at … Continue reading

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