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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Good morning Col Burroughs and Posse and happy "hump day" It's grey, overcast and cold in Northern Virginia this morning.
Dependent. The first thing that comes to mind is the military term that has always infuriated me. We label adults as "dependent". Anyway, off to the counseling perspective.
For the majority of us, independence means being an adult, making ones' own decisions, earing an income and generally being responsible for yourself physically, mentally, morally and emotionally. I often see people who have accomplished one or two of these and continue to struggle with the others. When we continue to be dependent on others we give up the right to be who we choose to be. It's important to work toward that goal and to assert yourself in any way that you can. I know that some of us depend on others due to circumstances beyond our control but as much as possible continue to grow and maintain your separtness. Depending on others (besides God) will make them the controller of your life's path.






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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Sgt William Hodges it can make all the difference
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Lt Col Charlie Brown - Great quotes today and thanks for your perspective. To me it's a balance between the two end of the spectrum Charlie...

"There needs to be a happy balance between being totally dependent on others and being totally independent and never reaching out to others for support or help. May you find that balance in your life; may your mind, body, and soul be opened to grace, goodness, peace, forgiveness, and a bountiful life of purpose; and keep your family safe, secure, happy, and healthy. Find the healthy balance!" — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs - just like anything else even too much water or too much "healthy food" is a problem. Life is a balancing act.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I expect that you take pains to honor the oath(s) that you have made over your lifetime including oaths of service, marital vows, and commitments. Hopefully you and I do are best to honor our promises to our spouse and/or children especially in terms of intended work and gifts. [And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. [Matthew 6:12 ESV] my sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown.

I pray for each deployed service member who has sworn to defend this nation and the Constitution of the USA as well as those who are protecting the streets, neighborhoods, towns and cities who take the oath as well to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State they represent. LORD I pray that YOU bless each with endurance to do what needs to be done and wisdom to do it well. ‘For thus the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman; let him announce what he sees. “Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord, continually by day, and at my post I am stationed whole nights.’ [Isaiah 6, 8 ESV]
LORD I lift each of your adopted sons and daughters who are husbands and wives to YOU. I pray that we are each faithful to our spouse in word, thought and deed. I pray that when we make inadvertent errors in judgement, we are quick to confess, seek your help to repent. I pray that we are quick to offer forgiveness to our spouse. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.’ [James 5:16 ESV]
As far as Antifa and those others who are rioting, looting, planning mayhem, and preparing to interrupt celebrations and lawful assemblies in the coming days. ‘Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it! And let the net that he hid ensnare him; let him fall into it—to his destruction! [Psalm 35:8 ESV]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Tuesday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Wednesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases
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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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Good “Wednesday & Hump Day” Morning “Burroughs’ Posse Leader from the now blue skies of Greater Boston, where is is now, 36° with 82% humidity and wind N 5 mph... Today begins my official prep work for heading to our FL home... and 1st on the list today is another Covid Test to make sure I don't have it and to provide documentation at the airports and at the airline... Headed to the VA for that... I'll be on and off RP the next several days...

“Dependent Day!” Why Not?

1) "Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. Thomas Jefferson

2) "The gentleman is a man of truth, lord of his own actions, and expressing that lordship in his behavior, not in any manner dependent and servile either on persons, or opinions, or possessions." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

3) "Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning." - Denis Waitley

"When dependence or independence is applied to leadership, note that...

“Leadership is effective when you’re being more dependent on your people and they are being less dependent on you as a leader… they’re moving the needle on their own!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs

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Lt Col Charlie Brown - Thank you, Charlie...
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs - Thank you Brother Mikel...
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth Thank you brother David!
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I expect that you take pains to honor the oath(s) that you have made over your lifetime including oaths of service, marital vows, and commitments. Hopefully you and I do are best to honor our promises to our spouse and/or children especially in terms of intended work and gifts. [And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. [Matthew 6:12 ESV] my brother-in-Christ Sgt (Join to see).

I pray for each deployed service member who has sworn to defend this nation and the Constitution of the USA as well as those who are protecting the streets, neighborhoods, towns and cities who take the oath as well to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State they represent. LORD I pray that YOU bless each with endurance to do what needs to be done and wisdom to do it well. ‘For thus the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman; let him announce what he sees. “Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord, continually by day, and at my post I am stationed whole nights.’ [Isaiah 6, 8 ESV]
LORD I lift each of your adopted sons and daughters who are husbands and wives to YOU. I pray that we are each faithful to our spouse in word, thought and deed. I pray that when we make inadvertent errors in judgement, we are quick to confess, seek your help to repent. I pray that we are quick to offer forgiveness to our spouse. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.’ [James 5:16 ESV]
As far as Antifa and those others who are rioting, looting, planning mayhem, and preparing to interrupt celebrations and lawful assemblies in the coming days. ‘Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it! And let the net that he hid ensnare him; let him fall into it—to his destruction! [Psalm 35:8 ESV]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Tuesday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Wednesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5doXzYCi3Y4
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Good morning Sir. A well functioning team is dependent on each other and the leader depends on the team. Have a great day.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Good "Wednesday" Morning PO2 (Join to see) - great point about leadership that empowers their teams work independently...

"There needs to be a happy balance between being totally dependent on others and being totally independent and never reaching out to others for support or help. May you find that balance in your life; may your mind, body, and soul be opened to grace, goodness, peace, forgiveness, and a bountiful life of purpose; and keep your family safe, secure, happy, and healthy. Find the healthy balance!" — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I expect that you take pains to honor the oath(s) that you have made over your lifetime including oaths of service, marital vows, and commitments. Hopefully you and I do are best to honor our promises to our spouse and/or children especially in terms of intended work and gifts. [And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. [Matthew 6:12 ESV] my brother-in-Christ PO2 (Join to see).

I pray for each deployed service member who has sworn to defend this nation and the Constitution of the USA as well as those who are protecting the streets, neighborhoods, towns and cities who take the oath as well to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State they represent. LORD I pray that YOU bless each with endurance to do what needs to be done and wisdom to do it well. ‘For thus the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman; let him announce what he sees. “Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord, continually by day, and at my post I am stationed whole nights.’ [Isaiah 6, 8 ESV]
LORD I lift each of your adopted sons and daughters who are husbands and wives to YOU. I pray that we are each faithful to our spouse in word, thought and deed. I pray that when we make inadvertent errors in judgement, we are quick to confess, seek your help to repent. I pray that we are quick to offer forgiveness to our spouse. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.’ [James 5:16 ESV]
As far as Antifa and those others who are rioting, looting, planning mayhem, and preparing to interrupt celebrations and lawful assemblies in the coming days. ‘Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it! And let the net that he hid ensnare him; let him fall into it—to his destruction! [Psalm 35:8 ESV]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Tuesday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Wednesday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5doXzYCi3Y4
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