Promise Month

Sick and tired of “Pride month” and LGBQUTVWOSIENNDIFOQLEQ(#($*@KKDDL recognition I propose we make the upcoming month of July “Promise Month” in which we Christians promote the goodwill and love of our heavenly father in that He made to us a promise that he would never again flood the earth, destroying nearly everyone and everything due to mankind’s wickedness. To really push the point home we can point out how, were this promise not in place, right now would probably be a point in history in which God would be totally justified in doing so, but by His grace and love He won’t.

We should all feel so blessed.

Genesis 9:

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

Advertisements

Lots of traffic, little interaction.

I have been seeing tons of traffic on the blog in the past couple of weeks, with a large amount coming from Germany. Unfortunately, however, it seems to be followed up by a ton of spam comments, so rather than someone actually viewing and reading the site it appears to be bots. No comments, no likes, just spam. That sucks.

Still looking into whether or not I will move my site from WordPress to somewhere else, but if I do I will probably keep the WP site just so I can direct traffic to the new one. I’ve been so slammed at work lately, however, I haven’t had time to progress any further than logging into Wix and selecting a template.

Update: Life Moves On

An update and closing of the issue I posted about earlier regarding my sons friend.

D was a good kid and a great man. We met him when we went to my son’s graduation from MCRD, both of them becoming official U.S. Marines. Tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, he was quite a ways from home hailing from the state of Montana. Unable to go for quick visits back home during his time off and being my sons ride around base (my son didn’t have a car at the time) he opted to stay with us on several occasions and we were more than happy to have him around. He literally became part of our family, having spent plenty of time with our ENTIRE family over the past couple of years: my brother, sisters, mom and dad, nieces, nephews – even my grandma. He had a cute little girlfriend that had had only been dating for a couple of months. She was nice. He played too much Destiny on his PS4 and was kind of scared of Cthulu.

A week after getting stationed in Japan he and the rest of his group, my son included, were on a routine run when he passed out. By the end of the night he had passed away.

It’s been devastating to our family, but more so devastating to his family, with eight brothers and sisters. We will recover much faster than they will, and my prayers go out to them.

My son has taken it pretty hard, but seems to be on the mend. I have no doubt that he is hiding the full brunt of his emotions on the issue, as D was like a brother to him by this point.

It’s not difficult to think about the soldiers that die in combat, but we don’t often think about those that die in normal situations. I don’t know if that’s worse or not. No one has reported exactly why he died, though my son says an “unofficial” statement said sudden cardiac arrest.

D will be missed.

marine-emblem

Dissidia articles updated (or, WordPress is ignoring me, so here’s my workaround).

WordPress hasn’t fixed the problem with embedding OneDrive videos into pages, which was working before, then got broken and remains broken even after I contacted them. They told me they would look into the problem then locked the support post so no one can ask questions. That was several months ago.

The posts Great Games: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy and 10 Reasons Dissidia 012 is the Greatest Fighting Game Ever (That You Have Probably Never Played)! have been updated so that their embedded videos no longer take you away from the page before you can read it. Instead you must click on the images to go to the OneDrive page to view them.

Why don’t I switch to YouTube? I don’t want to, that’s why. I’m tired of having a dozen logins when I can do everything from a single site, but WP doesn’t want to play nice with videos anymore. I will have to find the other posts that have similar embedded videos from OneDrive and fix those too.

Carry on.

Prayer Update

Thank you all for your prayers over the weekend. My son is doing a lot better, though I know he is still struggling with the loss of his friend. The rest of my family is also doing better, but the young man who passed away, in the short time we knew him, became very much like a member of our family, and his death is a difficult blow.

Regardless, I know his family is struggling far more than we are and I ask for your continued prayers for them. Because of the odd circumstances of their sons death they will not be receiving his body for at least three weeks so that an autopsy and tests can be performed.

Thank you again for all of your help and words of support, they are much appreciated.

Prayers, please.

Yesterday my sons fellow Marine and friend passed out during a run and started having seizures. This morning he passed away. They had been stationed in Japan for less than a week. He couldn’t have been more than 20 years old.

He was a great guy and we counted him as one of our own. We are devastated, but no doubt his family is even more devastated. We have never met that, as he was from another state.

Thank you.