Come join us for Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support Tuesday evening "Healing Through Faith" with Veteran SGT Steve McFarland. See More Tuesday's Topic: "Misplaced-Hope and Dashed-Dreams."
Shawn and Jade had already named their little boy when Jade miscarried at twenty-weeks, so instead of raising Matthew, he is buried in their backyard, a grim-reminder that everything doesn't always go as we planned. Trillia and Thern had three miscarriages before they were finally able to have a baby, and they aren't alone. They joined the thousands of couples who lose a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth every year.
Michael and Mary had grand dreams for their daughter until she was born, and it was discovered that Jessica had serious handicaps. She would never walk or talk, and would never be able to live on her own. Don and Earlene had two healthy girls before Craig was born with serious heart-defects. Craig needed several heart surgeries to repair those problems as he grew up. Thousands of children are born every year with serious defects and handicaps, and dreams of grandkids and finally having an empty nest get flushed down the drain.
We all watched in horror as the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded into a ball of fire. Seven of our brightest astronauts were gone in a flash, a grim-reminder that no matter how great our technology may be, human-life is incredibly fragile.
When hopes and dreams are dashed, we are reminded of how little is actually under our control.
The Jews had been under the thumb of a foreign government for centuries, and yet they clung tenaciously to God's promise to provide David a King who would establish an eternal kingdom. That promised King was to be the Messiah, who would reign over the house of Jacob forever.
We join two long-faced followers of Jesus just hours after His resurrection, and even though Jesus had conquered death and the grave, they still expected more. Jesus had thoroughly-prepared them for what was going to happen, and still they didn't "get-it". (Luke 24:13-27)
Warriors for Life Healing Through Faith – Tonight, 21 January 2020 at 4:30 PM PT, 5:30 PM MT, 6:30 PM CT, and 7:30 PM ET
Dial in 5-10 minutes early to test your communications!
Veteran SGT Steve McFarland will be the Host Tuesday evening and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
Good “Monday” Morning Everyone from the “Eagle’s Nest” back in Castle Rock, CO from Costa Rica — 20 January 2020!
Today is: “Mental Strength Day!” Why Not?
“Warrior leaders need mental toughness and strength for the daily mental activities. Have you had your 'Wheaties' today?” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs See More There will be NO Warriors for Life (WFL) Group Support Monday night. SSgt Christina Herr will return on 27 January 2020.
“Maintain an active mind: alert to the possibilities and mischievous in your pursuit of them.” ? Stewart Stafford
“Mental toughness is a state of mind - you could call it 'character in action.'” — Vince Lombard
“Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses. On your powers, instead of your problems.” — Paul J Meyer
“In order to be effective, you need not only virtue but also mental strength.” — Aristotle
“In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.” — William Baldwin
“Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.” — Bridget
“Mental strength induces mind and body.” — Toba Beta
Good “Sunday” Morning Everyone from the “Eagle’s Nest” in route back to Castle Rock, CO from Costa Rica — 19 January 2020!
"Pictures of the Day!" Some final sunset pictures as we leave Costa Rica today!
Today is: “Imperfection Day!” Why Not? See More “Imperfection is not the enemy, your mind is. Embrace all your imperfections and learn from them. They make a great teacher!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
Join Veteran, Mental Health Counselor, and Jungian Psychotherapist PO3 Christopher St. John for Warriors for Life (WFL) Group Support tonight – topic: "Are Things Getting Worse?"
Support our Warriors in Need in 2020 — Challenge them to Stay Alive — Get Your or Give a WFL Challenge Coin: https://www.victoryforveterans.org/product-page/wfl-coin “Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.” — Thomas Carlyle “It is better to aim at perfection and miss, than to aim at imperfection and hit it.” — Thomas Watson
“A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.” — Chinese Proverb
“Sometimes we strive so hard for perfection that we forget that imperfection is happiness.” — Karen Nave
“Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.” — Thomas de Quincey
“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Good “Saturday” Morning Everyone from the remote “Eagle’s Nest” on Day 9 in Costa Rica — 18 January 2020!
“Pictures of the Day!” Yesterday we hiked up some pretty big mountains to view some awesome properties for the future location of the Costa Rica Wellness Center for Veterans and First Responder — (click on the pictures for a better look) See More
Today is: “Hiking Day!” Why Not?
“A nice long hike anywhere can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, clear the mind, find some inner peace, and find yourself once again!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
Don’t forget to join the Colonel for Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support Community Services as we talk about the Wellness Center in Costa Rica. Topic: “Wellness in the Tropics!” — check it out:
The Colonel’s Motivational Quotes of the Day and Week!
Good “Red Friday” Morning Everyone from the remote “Eagle’s Nest” on Day 8 in Costa Rica — 17 January 2020! Please "Remember Everyone Deployed" until they return home once again! See More “Pictures of the Day!” Yesterday was a great day in the town of Manuel Antonio famous for it's coastline on the Pacific ocean, on beaches, the wonderful food, and of course the wonderful company! (Click to check out the pictures).
Today is: “Ocean Day!” Why Not?
“Nothing like a little body surfing to exercise in the beautiful Pacific Ocean, great 20 meters all the way to the beach!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
We have (50) weeks and (350) days until 2021!
Don’t forget to join the Colonel for Warriors for Life (WFL) Virtual Group Support Community Services as we talk about the Wellness Center in Costa Rica. Topic: “Wellness in the Tropics!” – check it out Saturday streaming live from Costa Rica.
Good “Wednesday” Morning Everyone from the remote “Eagle’s Nest” on Day 6 in Costa Rica — 15 January 2020!
“Pictures of the Day!” Searching, reviewing, and walking properties for the “Wellness Center” in and around Uvita, Costa Rica at the “Whales Tail!”! Walked and viewed (5) properties from 24 acres to 320 acres. See More Today is: “Wellness Day!” Why Not?
“The ultimate goal to help veterans and first responders is to provide wellness of life, readiness, and training in all one center!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
"Nurturing yourself is not selfish it's survival and your well-being.” — Renée Peterson Trudeau
“A healthy outside starts from the inside.” — Robert Urich
“The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.” — Greg Anderson
“Your body hears everything your mind says.” — Naomi Judd
“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” — Plato
“A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison.” — Francis Bacon, Sr.