Fay Vietmeier

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“Who more than self their country loved”

“Who more than self their country loved”Home of the free,

Some men put their life on the line … for others to be FREE

Their sacrifice merits HONOR … and a place in history

The BRAVE of heart can be found ... on the front-lines

Facing the enemy head on … their COURAGE shines

Lines formed in battles … how BRUTAL is war

Cease all the fighting … and WAR is no more

“Who wishes to fight must first count the COST” ~ The Art of War

For once you’re at war … all “gain” comes with LOSS

~ Fay Vietmeier (an excerpt from "Lines of Life")

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/lines-of-life

Gratitude knows that “freedom is not free”

On this Veterans Day we remember. The lives of every warrior-soldier who gave the last & greatest “ultimate sacrifice.” Poured out as a patriotic love offering. May the American flag ever bring remembrance of those who, with vigilance, carried the torch of freedom.

                                                             “They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation."

                                                                                       ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~


Every warrior-veteran soldier is due honor & respect.

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” ~ Unknown

"Almighty God ...  Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violence's of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our

nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the scheming of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

Thy will be done, Almighty God."

Amen.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt - June 6, 1944

It is noteworthy that this is not a speech, it is a prayer. Roosevelt didn’t ask the country to honor a moment of silence. He, the President of the United States of America, asked the American people to “join” him in prayer. As he led the nation in a solemn petition for the lives of thousands of American and Allied men ... boys, really ... who were crossing the English Channel and landing on the bloody beaches of Normandy, France. He asked for God’s will to be done in the great endeavor that was “D-Day”

“In His Light” ... "I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts." ~ Psalm 36 & 119:45 

For those who presently serve: 

Ongoing prayer for peace in a troubled world ... for protection in battle ... and for your “return to the haven of home"



Reference:

http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/fdr-prayer.htm

Image: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/500603314809569499/

November 11th 2020

“In His Light” … I write ;~)

All rights reserved:  Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier 

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … please know, your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

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Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #8

Harvey Lloyd it is "surreal" Harvey "ancient history revealing itself" I ponder how it is the some hear the Gospel & receive the "Good News" While masses hear the same ... yet reject & dismiss & ignore .. turn their back on God Here IMHO is the one keys for humanity it truly is as Jesus answers in Matthew 13 "The heart of the matter IS the matter of the heart" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-heart-of-the-matter-is-the-matter-of-the-heart .. human governments is as flawed as the people that comprise them When the hearts of "leaders are toward God .. His Presence is evident (as with the Founding Fathers) True freedom comes at the highest price ... BLOOD .. with His blood Christ purchased the souls of men for God

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #7

Harvey Lloyd I LOVE Isaiah 41 How assuring ... Peace-FULL "I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." .. and again .. "I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth." "Oh worm, Jacob ... I will make you" from which I wrote: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/worms-worriers-and-warriors (inspired by Joel Anderson)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #6

Harvey Lloyd My apology for delay Harvey. I wanted to ponder your words: "In my thinking we are at Isaiah 5. It is a long road to Isaiah 40 and beyond" Isaiah 5: "I will take away its hedge" .. symbolizing God's protection being withdrawn "I will command the clouds not to rain on it.” .. symbolizing the withdrawal of God's blessing the "WOES" reminded me of the 7 "Woes" spoken by Jesus in Matthew 23 to the teachers of the law & Pharisees .. POWERFUL "therefore my people will go into exile for lack of understanding" h(verse 19) "Let God hurry, let him hasten is work so we may see it" .. reflects this people became cynical .. addicted to sin (verse 20) "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." .. revealing moral perversion & spiritual blindness This judgement reminds me of Romans 1 3 times "so God gave them over" the 3rd: "just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind"

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

10 months ago #5

#4
All is well in our little hovel. Thanksgiving was full of family and tradition. We read Isaiah 41:10-11 and shared our blessings of the year. The surreal part of all of this, i know what is happening is ancient history revealing itself, while at the same time not grasping how so many can be lead astray. Beliefs that a president will save them from something. A single person will right all the wrongs. By the time the meal of help comes from Washington to the individual it will be picked over bones. If we redistributed the top 1% of wealth to all Americans it would amount to less than 100k each. In a year this money would be gone and collected by those who found a way to collect it. This all assumes that the government just writes a check. If they manage the distribution then 50% of the money would be spent in distribution costs. Politics has figured out that dependance keeps folks loyal. The media and elite enjoy this dependance and see it as power. The sad part for me is they asked and we gave. Independence will, once again, come at high cost. In my thinking we are at Isaiah 5. It is a long road to Isaiah 40 and beyound.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #4

Harvey Lloyd So right Harvey what you say here: "Our only resolve now is the absolute truths this country was founded on. The inalienable rights bestowed upon us by God. The war will come to our front door and we will have to decide if these rights are the tyranny our forefathers asked us to fight against." History is His-story History is an unfolding of days & times .. up to the last day of this age And then into eternity I trust God is always working and our days & times are in his able hands. Ongoing: I claim that place of safety beneath His everlasting arms ... for all that God has placed in the circle-of-my-life

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #3

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Harvey Lloyd First I hope your family enjoyed a wonder-full Thanksgiving Harvey and all are well. Deception by nature is “crafty” “The worst form of deception is self-deception” ~ fem-v The lowest level of consciousness (awareness) is unconscious incompetence You don’t even know ... that you don’t even know “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4 Be prepared: "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground." Ephesians 6 We have been warned about the “day of evil” .. Christ lays out what to look for & how to respond. Satan, the great deceiver & Separator knows his days grow short. Those who serve “the powers of this dark world” have been blinded. How short are his days? Only God the Father knows 2) “A war for the heart” this began in the garden. I love that Jesus was always after the heart. “The matter of the heart IS the heart of the matter” https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-heart-of-the-matter-is-the-matter-of-the-heart In Matthew 13 Jesus explains why he speaks in parables It is about the spiritual condition of one’s heart.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

10 months ago #2

Fay Vietmeier a noble call, but the warrior of yesteryear did not prepare us for the slipperiness of the enemy now. Back then the enemy was known. A person place or thing. Today the war is no longer around material things but a war for the heart. A battle being played out in front of our eyes with confusion, fatigue and disruption. Of course this battle was told to us who believed, that it would show up and it is crafty. It is only now the tools of craftiness have been laid upon those who might subvert the heart of mankind. Our only resolve now is the absolute truths this country was founded on. The inalienable rights bestowed upon us by God. The war will come to our front door and we will have to decide if these rights are the tyranny our forefathers asked us to fight against. The decision will be a tough one. I pray that God will grant the wisdom and courage we need to make our best decision to honor and glorify him.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

10 months ago #1

Lines of Life is a great title for your book!

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