May 27, 2019
In this special Memorial Day bonus episode of OCF Crosspoint, we deviate from our typical episode format of sharing stories of military life, and instead, bring you a devotional from "Leader, Draw Near," a weekly devotional written by Col Larry Simpson, USAF (Ret.), and his wife, Bobbie. The Simpsons are also the OCF field staff reps in the Puget Sound area.
The book is available on Amazon in ebook format only. If you'd like a soft cover print copy, contact the OCF Home Office at 800-424-1984.
To quote from Bailey Suzio on the website, herviewfromhome.com...
"Memorial Day is not just about the freedom we’ve been given but about the high, high price it has been bought at. It is a day to stop, survey the beauty, and recognize the cost.
So please, this Memorial Day, stop and pass down the legacy of the fallen. I encourage you to come alongside those in grief. Find a way to support Gold Star Families.
Tell your children what and why Monday is a day off work. Savor the time you have as a family and do something together to serve. Lay wreaths on graves. Pray together for those grieving. Share about the fallen. Find a way to remember the day for what it is and to honor those who have paid the ultimate cost."
Today, we remember and honor those men and women who have gone before us and paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving America in uniform.
I hope you'll join me on the next episode when I chat with Dr. Gary Phillips about navigating cultural minefields as a couple and as parents. That's coming up in one week.
Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your schedule today to enjoy this bonus episode of OCF Crosspoint.