13 Hours

Good morning!

Yesterday we honored a man for his nonviolence. Today I’d like to turn the tables a bit and honor a handful of men for their standing up to violence.
For you.
And for me.

You see, I went to see the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi this weekend. 

For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is the true story of six CIA security contractors who attempted to defend a secret agency annex and a State Department compound that should have been closed in the first place due to the threat on security there. It resulted in a violent 13 hour standoff in Libya on September 11th, 2012, which took the life of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.  

It’s the politically controversial smoking gun for Hillary Clinton who was secretary of state at the time. Critics argue that she and President Obama failed to properly secure the U.S. diplomatic outpost, denied air support for that American ground crew, and lied about the entire ordeal.

Enough of the politics. The movie didn’t address it. Neither should I. 😦

I will address that it was an awesome flick! I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie so riveting that I was so totally engaged l never once looked away from the screen.


I left the theater feeling as though I’d just been in battle myself. Kudos to you Michael Bay! And kudos to those six men that fought beyond their measure for our country!

I’d highly recommend seeing it for yourself.  Experience for yourself what our military men and women experience as they risk their lives for their country. For their fellow man. For you. And for me. While we sit back in our comfy recliners eating popcorn and watching movies about them.

Let’s all honor those men and women that protect us. They are a rare breed. Those six never gave up, not knowing who was for them or who was against them throughout the entire movie.

Let’s always honor the one that we know is always for us. He will always protect us from our enemies. He created us. And our enemies. No matter what battles we may face, He will always save us. Yesterday.  Today.  And forever.  Our God.

Through You we will push down our enemies; through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us. For I will not trust in my bow, nor shall my sword save me. But You have saved us from our enemies, and have put to shame those who hated us. In God we boast all day long, and praise Your name forever. 
Psalm 44:5

Love and laughter,



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