The story is a fiction about a dog named Shon (named after my own dog), an American Stafford who finds love and happiness with his owner and friend Jerry. But, that love and happiness is replaced with war and pain for both the boy and the owner after Jerry is sent to study in the United States, leaving Shon behind. They are both plagued by the loss of each other till that feeling of love drives them to find each other again on the battlefield in Afghanistan.Shon finds Jerry but not in the best of conditions. Together, they both make their way out of a hospital recently taken over by the Taliban with their enemies hot at their heels.This story shows the bond between a man and his dog. It is an exciting and thrilling read for dog lovers, war story lovers, and lovers of action story novels.“Thank you very much Dad! Thank you so much, Mum!!” I screamed when my father and my mother finally presented me with the promised dog for which I had waited so long already. I was full of joy and I could not contain my excitement. I could not help crying while laughing as I became full of excitement and gratitude. If the way I screamed my gratitude to my parents did not do a good job of showing how much I valued the living gift that was just given to me, then, the way I hugged the little puppy, almost squeezing the life out of the little American Stafford breed definitely showed how much I loved and valued the puppy.””BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD ” MATTHEW 5.9or so the movie version would go..“You are lucky to survive, sir. It’s a miracle you survived that long. Somehow, the explosion did not do any real harm to you. It was the shrapnel, your fall and the debris that did you all this damage” the doctor said to me and I was grateful that nothing major had happened to me.But there was a problem. They were talking about cutting Shon’s paw off. I was not going to allow that. The paw was hanging and they said he would need a lot of care if the paw would not be infected. Since the hospital was not a veterinary center, they could not admit him in and start taking care of him. They had only taken care of him because a soldier who was named Jeffery insisted that the dog deserved it. They were basically saying that they could not admit him in and that the only other options would be to cut his paw off, or for me to take care of the dog on my own. I insisted that I would take care of Shon myself and told them that there would be no cutting of anything.” dog, war, action, friendship, short story, best friend, genre fiction, military, family life, family story, a movie version, breeds, an American staffordshier, bravery, self-sacrifice, braveheart, American soldiers
Sadly, love is usually right in front of us but rarely seen. We expect it to be revealed in some Hollywood fashion, like skyrockets, or two lovers running towards each other in the rain, or some other realistic way. However, it usually arrives in a more subtle way. It quietly enters our life and slowly fills our vary being. Until one day, the person you didn’t think had much of a place in your heart becomes the very reason why your heart is beating. That is the true and genuine love we search for.That is how is was for Christian Emerson. He searched for true love his entire life and found it in the last place he ever expected. Christian found love in Margaret Elizabeth Greene. He didn’t realize it at the time, but the day they met would change his life forever.
These are taken from the German translated daily devotions for Christians, and those still to come. The focus is always on the Word of God in the Bible. It is about faith and the practice of faith, about spiritual truths, biblical warnings and useful thoughts concerning the following of Christ in living as a Christian in this world. These are written with Christlike passion and also the translated devotions are there to encourage, strengthen, comfort and enlighten.
Two of the books of the scriptures that should be studied daily are the book of Proverbs and the book of Psalms. The book of Proverbs will show one how to be biblically wise in the things of the Lord. That book is primarily for spiritual guidance in this existence. But even an ungodly person will prosper by studying and incorporating its principles. In the same sense, the book of Psalms will also benefit anyone that studies it on a regular basis. Most of the psalms had been written by David. However, quite a few of them had been written by people that had been experiencing the seventy-year captivity of the children of Israel in Babylon. The reason that the psalms are so valuable to everyday saints of the Lord is because they are experiential. One can read exactly how David had felt while he had been running from a king that had wanted to kill him. One can read about some of the saints at a time when they had been held against their will in a foreign land. Because the Bible is an honest book, the reader of the psalms can also sometimes read that the psalmists had actually wanted their enemies to be destroyed. But one can then read about how they had trusted the Lord even as everything around them had been falling down.
That is why the book of Psalms is so valuable. By reading about the everyday struggles of others and how the Lord had gotten them through, a person can draw the same conclusions within his or her own life. The message of the psalms is simply to trust the Lord and to live for Him no matter what. If life is going well, then trust the Lord and live for Him. If life is not going so well, then trust the Lord and live for Him. Within the one hundred and fifty psalms, one can read over and over about how the saints of God had looked to the Lord for help when times had been tough. But one can read that they had also been very quick to praise Him in good times as well as in bad times. Thus, another theme of the psalms is to praise the Lord always and in many different ways. Nine different Hebrew words have been used in the Old Testament to describe ways that one can praise the Lord. Many of them have been used in the psalms. Therefore, without getting into all of the technical complexities of the Hebrew language, they have been identified in this text for the applicable psalms.
Another feature of this text as with my other devotion books is that all of the devotion titles have been grouped together in the index along with the date of the respective devotion. That way, those titles can serve as a topical index into each of the daily devotions in the event that someone is looking for a devotion about a specific topic or about a specific person. One might also note that an appendix about true biblical salvation has also been included at the end of this text for anyone that might be interested. So as this introduction concludes, it is hoped that those persons that read this text will be drawn closer to the Lord by getting closer to His Word. Not much that this author has to say is of any real value. But the words of the Lord and of those that had written the scriptures have absolute, infinite value. It is important to realize that the authors of the psalms had been real human beings with real human problems and struggles just like most people. Therefore, may the Lord be pleased by this work and also with each person that sincerely tries to draw closer to Him.
Jesus selected 12 ordinary men and used them exceptionally, as his early members to become his devoted disciples. They were sent out by God and specifically by Jesus on a divine mission to proclaim the gospel to the world. Each of the 12 were chosen for a specific purpose, being chosen to represent Jesus, the Savior of all mankind. The twelve would witness healing miracles, the power over nature, and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. This book offers an in depth look into each disciple, as they were challenged repeatedly, on their faithful obedience. These men were sent out to spread the word of Christianity and salvation and to be witnesses to the work of God.
In Letters to the King’s Sons: Messages for Boys, Sandra K. Dubois writes to “tween” boys of the love God the Father, the King, has for his sons. This book is intended to lead any boy who reads it, regardless of his situation or background, to the security and safety of his forever Father’s arms. It contains fifty-one devotional-style letters, each containing a Bible verse and a message. Hope, life, comfort, purpose, and validation of boy’s value is the theme of this book.