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Welcome to The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!

Good “Saturday!” Morning “Band of Brothers & Sisters,” and all great connections. Welcome to the weekend from the “Colonel’s Foxhole” in The Woodlands, TX — 9 July 2022!

Today’s Message is: “Fight Day!” Why Not?

“What are Warrior Leaders? Each warrior leader is one who knows when and where to fight the good fights and pick and choose their battles. They don’t fight for every issue, instead they select the problems and confrontations that have meaning and purpose; things that are worth fighting for! They know when to let go of the rest. They don’t yell or argue. Warrior leaders don’t react immediately, they pause, plan, evaluate, and choose the right time to get involved. Be a leader that knows the virtue of the true warrior and learn to save your emotional energy each day and don’t fight battles that don’t matter. Be prepared for the ones that do! Be the warrior leader ready to stand up and defend the people you serve!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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Drop in TONIGHT with Volunteer, Founder of WFL, and Veteran COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs and Bella Burroughs for Warriors for Life (WFL) Online Peer Support Group sponsored and presented by Victory for Veterans, Inc. Where all types of Warriors get together for “Hope and Healing” and where “Sharing is Caring!”

Invite a friend, tell a friend, and share with your friends they may need support or know someone who needs support!

Get connected, get involved, with Veterans, Service Members, First Responders, Military Families/Spouses, and Caretakers/Caregivers every Saturday Night!

TONIGHT’s Topic: “Anniversary Effect!”

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Drop in Monday Morning for a "Coffee Break!" with Volunteer, Veteran, and Peer Support Specialist SFC (Ret) Rick Williamson as part of Victory for Veterans (VFV) "Warriors for Life" (WFL) Online Peer Group Support Program, where "Sharing is Caring!" Check out the times below!

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Victory for Veterans (VFV) "Warriors for Life" (WFL) Online Peer Group Support "Coffee Break!" – Monday, 11 July 2022 starting at 5:00 AM PT, 6:00 AM MT, 7:00 AM CT, and 8:00 AM ET
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The Quote in the Picture Today Reads:

“If you believe strongly in something, don’t be afraid to fight for it.” — Unknown Author

More Awesome Quotes for Today’s Message:

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.” — Oscar Wilde

“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” — Unknown Author

“Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.” — Lionel Richie

“Confidence: If you fight hard, know who you are, and are proud of who you are, you’ve got a good chance of winning.” — W. Lincoln Hawkins

“Heroes aren’t always the ones who win. They’re the ones who lose sometimes. But they keep on fighting, they keep coming back. They don’t give up. That’s what makes them heroes.” — Cassandra Clare

“Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.” — Steve Aichison

“Fight for things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Be a Survivor and Reach Out and Join Victory for Veterans, Inc for our Warriors for Life (WFL) “Peer-to Peer” Online Peer Group Support where “Sharing is Caring:

https://www.victoryforveterans.org/warriorsforlife

“Remember this always and the meaning runs deep for all those men and women who’ve served this great nation: 'Honor & Respect Always — Warriors for Life!' " — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs

Check out all of the BLOGS on Victory for Veterans, Inc. (VFV) Website: https://victoryforveterans.org/blog/


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Brother Kerry, thank you for the COL's daily motivational. I will share this one. Blessings all, stay safe and vigilant brothers and sisters.
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Good words of wisdom this Sunday morning, SSgt. Noll.
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SPC Lyle Montgomery - Thanks brother Lyle!
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SSG Michael Noll - Amen, brother Noll. Amen. So do I.
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Thank you my friend and brother-in-Christ Sgt (Join to see) for posting the “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day! for Saturday, July 9, 2022.

“Fight Day!”
1. I was trained to fight as a warrior as an enlisted soldier, a USMA cadet and later an infantry officer. I learned to fight with my hands, elbows, feet, knees, teeth, head, bladed weapons, kinetic weapons, etc.
2. Long ago I learned to stand up to defend those who could not stand on their own and those who were bullied. Thankfully my sons have learned from that example to defend and protect.
3. I am a husband of one wife, a father of adult sons, an adopted child of God, a retired Army officer, a disabled veteran, a prayer warrior, a pro-life social conservative who supports freedom of speech, worship, the second amendment
4. I am staunchly pro-life and I respect the rights of those who disagree with me to hold their own views.
5. Thankfully God fights the most significant battles on our behalf. ‘For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.’ [Ephesians 6:12 ESV]
6. I had to take our friend Mikel's quote with a large grain of salt. I nonconcur with 'they don’t yell' Warrior leaders have yelled blood-curdling yell since ancient times - notable examples are the American Indian war yells, rebel yell, banzai, etc. Yelling is designed to instill fear/terror in opponents which is part of being a warrior.

Quotes:
1. Frank Lowry ‘The human being is resourceful when you fight for survival you don't think much you just do if you think too much you sink.
2. Karl von Clausewitz 'Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.'
3. Erin Hunter 'There's more to being a warrior than killing. A true warrior the best warrior isn't cruel or mean. He doesn't claw an enemy who can't fight back. Where's the honor in that'
4. Pat Riley 'The true warrior understands and seizes that moment by giving an effort so intense and so intuitive that it could only be called one from the heart.'
5. G. K. Chesterton 'The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything, we have missed something -- war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce.'


Scriptures;
a. Psalm 127:3-4 ESV 'Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
b. 1 Timothy 6:11-12 ESV 'But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.'
c. Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV 'Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 'Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak'
d. 2 Corinthian 10:3-5 ESV 'For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete."
e. 1 John 3:16-18 ESV 'By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.'
f. Hebrews 13:5-6 'Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper'
g Joshua 1:9 ESV ‘Have I not commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.'
h. 2 Corinthians 5:6-7 ESV 'So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight


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Wishbone Ash - Warrior - 1973
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Great overall comments my friend LTC Stephen F.!!!
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Scripture: 2 Corinthian 10:3-5 ESV 'For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete."
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Andra Day - Stand Up For Something feat. Common [Official Music Video]
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Scripture: Proverbs 31:8-9 ESV 'Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.'
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Matt Maher - Your Love Defends Me (Live)
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Thank You Brother Steve for the Scriptures, your Heartfelt Testimony, the Words of Wisdom and the fantastic song by Wishbone Ash - Warrior - 1973. I really enjoy this topic. It makes me feel alive.
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If you believe
Strongly in
Something,
Don't be afraid
To fight for it.
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Very good !
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Yep! I'm with you on your comment, A1C Riley Sanders!!!
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LTC Stephen F.
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No doubt you are a proactive leader who demonstrates respect to all and is wise enough to know what is worth fighting for. Your ability to quickly size up situations and circumstances and willingness to choose the right time and methods to respond is inspirational. I expect those you lead including family, co-workers, and others appreciate your dedication to stand up and defend them publicly. I hope your and my demonstration of courage of convictions, and personal integrity is worthy of emulation. ‘Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. [Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV] my brother-in-Christ A1C Riley Sanders

I pray for sound judgement, compassion, and insight on what to gracefully stand up for each one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads or listens to this prayer. Guide each of us to pray for who and what we need to and motivate prayer warriors to intercede in Spiritual Warfare. I thank YOU for the defensive armor of God and the offensive Sword of the Spirit which YOU store in the soul of each of us and draw it forth through us whenever we need it. Enable us to wield YOUR Word respectfully with grace and demonstration of love to each we interact with. By YOUR grace YOU fight the battles on our behalf in the heavens. YOU store YOUR Word in the soul of each of us and draw it forth through us whenever we need it and well as when others need to see YOUR Word demonstrated by love. ‘For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.’ [Hebrews 4:12 ESV]

I hope and pray that each of us are wise enough to stand up for truth and to be willing to back off on minor and non-essential issues. ‘For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.’ [2 Corinthians 10:4-6 ESV] I pray that YOU bless the individuals, faith-based organizations, and states which support pro-life, adoption, justice-for-all, freedom of expression and assembly with endurance, hope and wisdom to take the fight for freedom of faith to whatever level of effort is required. ‘Have I not commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.' [Joshua 1:9 ESV]

I pray for those struggling to breath, struggling with chronic pain, clinically depressed, PTSD/TBI disabled with the will to drive on, fight for health with hope to carry them/us through this night and each day through the year. I pray YOU bless each with peace and joy and guide good listeners to each when they need to talk and to have somebody trustworthy to sit with them for comfort. ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.’ [2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV]

I lift trustworthy, honest and capable elected officials, judges, and administrators throughout the nations to YOU LORD. I pray for sufficient moral courage, honesty, and desire for fairness for each trustworthy legislator, judge, justice, government executive, appointed official, and leader. I pray that YOU bless them with wisdom to solve the issues facing their community; endurance in doing good for those within their jurisdiction; sufficient patience and listening skills to hear what they need to hear; and selfless love to make decisions which are honorable and will bless many without hurting anyone. 'But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.' [1 Timothy 6:11-12 ESV]

I pray that you and your family members sleep well Saturday night and each will awake refreshed and healthy on Sunday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
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