Sunday, October 02, 2005

Update on Reflections From The Battlefield

Last night my wife Clyrinda (otherwise known as My Dove.............read Song of Solomon 2:14 if you want to know why I call her "my Dove") and I had some special guests for dinner...........our dear friends Robert and Valerie Busse along with their friends Pastor Ryan Krause and his wife Kellee. I blogged on Pastor Ryan's book Reflections From The Battlefield about 5 posts or so down from this one. Pastor Ryan is also a Chief Petty Officer and Corpsman attatched to the Marines at Camp Pendleton. Also joining us for dinner was our son Lcpl Tyler and his friend Lcpl Jeremy (in case his parents read this...............which is extremely unlikely..............Jeremy's last name is Maser). A wonderful time was had by all, and the food was excellent, but something stood out to me about the evening, a simple truism I think. When marines are present the Corps is the main topic of conversation...........no matter how hard the ladies try to steer the conversation in other directions.

Pastor Ryan has been attatched to the Corps for nearly his entire 15 years in the Navy. It would be understatement to say that he thinks highly of marines. Pastor Ryan has been deployed to Somalia once and Iraq twice. He has had more than enough of "war" than needed to tell great stories in a roomful of guys. Yet he listened so intently as two twenty year old grunts talked about conditions in Husaybah, Iraq. Though Ryan faced daily shelling by the insurgents his eyes lit up as the "boys" talked about a certain mortar attack upon Camp Gannon. And when the boys left for the evening (they can't be expected to spend an entire evening with a bunch of "old" folks now can they?) the concern Ryan has for them was evident in his wishes for a safe deployment next year.

It's very clear to me that God has a plan for Ryan that not only involves pastoring a church, or caring for wounded marines as a corpsman, or communicating to the world through his writing. Ryan is an encourager of others, amply gifted for the calling.

Postscript................at the dinner table the subject of my blog came up. Ryan asked what was the name if it? Senor Lechero I replied. "I just read it the other day............good blog..........and by the way......the link to the story about my book is no longer active.................". So the point of this post was to let anyone who tried to read about Ryan's book that the link is good again.

If you want to order the book visit this web site

Thank you all for reading this.

6 Comments:

At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing your evening with us...sounds like an encouraging one. I remember the original post about Pastor Ryan's book. I wanted to order it but can't seem to find the link to where it can be purchased... could you post that again please. THANKS!!

 
At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link to the publisher's website where Reflections from the Battlefield can be ordered is www.blestpress.com Blessings!

 
At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Sandy said...

Thanks for the website!! I just ordered the book. I look forward to reading it :o)
It sounds like a good one. I am sure I will be blessed!

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger senorlechero said...

Annonymous beat me to the punch. Thank you whoever you are

 
At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent book!!!! Buy it and your heart will be challenged!

 

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