15 May: Security Operations Summit, 2022

Humans are social. We fight better as a battalion, compete better as a team, sing better in a worship service and learn better when we discover together. We are better together. That’s why we need gatherings: homecomings, reunions, meetings, congregations and conferences. Fear and federal domination caused our culture to stop gathering for 2 years. Anger and mistrust took root in society, more lethal than any virus. It affected relationships across the spectrum (families, friends, communities and nations) so much the animus is now palpable. As church doors opened, the returning congregations had changed. There is a perceptible limp and measured caution as people return to gatherings. The effects of 30 months of isolation, restriction and fear placed on society is seen in individual faces. Mistrust is prevalent. The role of church security has changed as well. It has never been more critical than now to be ready for when…

08 May: Fight for Them

This week we are warned that radical insurrectionists plan to disrupt houses of worship for 8 days, starting on Mother’s Day. These antagonists are stirred up because of the possibilities of the Supreme Court overturning Roe Vs. Wade. They’ve decided to take it out on some named people groups, one being Christian mothers being honored on Mother’s Day. Those who yell out their provocative chants about their rights to abort their babies need to understand who they are yelling that in front of. Those ladies are being honored for their individual roles of birthing, raising and loving the rest of us (including the anarchists disparaging them). Their pastors, husbands, brothers and sons have read what Nehemiah said so long ago, “…“Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” (Neh 4:14,…

01 May: People to Take Care of

The book entitled, “We Were Soldiers Once…and Young” inspired the movie, “We Were Soldiers” about the Ia Drang Valley battle in Vietnam (November, 1965). The cover of the first edition of the book had the picture of one of the prominent soldiers of that battle never mentioned in the movie (though as Hollywood does for viewer impact, much of the character of the lead role in the movie, was borrowed from that soldier). Mel Gibson’s portrayal of Col. Hal Moore had him running around in battle encouraging his men who were under fire. While Col. Moore was an outstanding and accomplished officer and leader, those fearless encouraging tactics are associated with the style of that soldier, Rick Rescorla. Rescorla (born, 1939) was from Corwall, England. He left school at 16 to join the British Paratroopers. He served Great Britain’s army as a military intelligence officer in Cyprus and as a…