Great article…..especially with all the strife among ministries these days.

Joe Quatrone, Jr.

Battle-ReadyMany people here have served in the military.  According to the U.S. Army recruiting Web site, “Basic Training lasts only nine weeks, but you’ll remember those nine weeks for the rest of your life.  You’ll spend your time learning what it means to be a soldier.  And when it’s over, you’ll discover some amazing things about yourself.  Your mind will be sharper, your body will be lean and hard, and you’ll be more confident than you’ve ever been before.”

A friend of mine who served in the army has some interesting stories about basic training.  He once told me about a surprise inspection of their barracks.  If they passed inspection, they would get a weekend pass, but if they didn’t, they would have to stay and clean all weekend.  My friend and 37 others passed inspection–but two didn’t.  Those who passed were ready to celebrate until they found out the…

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