At Buddy Walk Fund Raiser supporting Down syndrome group, Blessed By Downs. I was asked to welcome the large, excited group at the last minute. Coming up empty for words (a rarity) I handed the microphone to Max. What else does a Prayer Warriors do?
“Step forward now, policeman,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in hell.”
Johnny Paycheck popularized this song originally written by David Allen Coe in 1977, and despite having been his only #1 hit, we recall with clarity those famous words, “Take this job and shove it.” He sings about the dissatisfaction and hurt of a man who gave his life to his work without reciprocation of reward. Ok, I’m not quitting, but it gets your attention. It also gains the attention of supervisors, Chiefs and Mayors who ask, “Why?” Well, there are many reasons […]
I wrote this post about a month ago after becoming connected with a wonderful young man in the UK – @JourneyJoshuas (#SuperJosh), and seeing that my friend and Brother in Blue JB held that simple sign reading “I Beat Cancer.” We posted his picture on our department page and was amazed that 96,000 people “liked” his healing and our prayer of praise for His healing mercy. I have since been accepted into the realm of supporters for this 12-year old wonder boy […]
An Act of Not-So-Random Kindness I regularly contribute to Law Enforcement Today that hosts a members and internal messaging section. I have become connected through e-mail with a California Police Department’s Chaplain, having exchanged a few messages for personal introductions. This week while praying over a difficult situation, I happened to log onto LET to receive the message included below. I’ve removed his name and contact information, but leave his simple gesture and act of kindness. I consider it not-random because I […]