A Seat of Honor: Giving Thanks for our Military

Honoring Military Service on ThanksgivingAs we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, most of us will stop and count our blessings.  Many of us will count living in the United States of America and all the freedoms that come with our citizenship as one of our biggest blessings, but most of us will not feel the sacrifices made for that blessing on a personal level.

For those who have a loved one serving, there will be an empty seat at the table. There will be a missing smile and a void that no one can replace while their loved one is deployed.

For many families, the smile and presence of their hero will be only a memory because their loved one gave their life so that we can continue to live in a free nation and celebrate this annual holiday.

As we pause to give thanks for all of our blessings, let’s set an extra place at our tables this year in honor of those who serve.

Let’s give that place setting the seat of honor at the head of our tables.

Let’s remember that while we are gathered with family and friends, there are many who stand watch over us and our families and ensure that we can continue to celebrate our freedoms and our blessings each year.

We also ask that you consider showing your gratitude by making a donation to ensure that each of the deployed troops on our list can receive a package for Christmas.

Our staff at Military Missions Inc is made up completely of volunteers.  No one gets paid, so every dime of your donation goes to ensure a package gets into the hands of each hero on our list.

You can donate right from our website via Paypal. You can also mail us a check, or you can stop by our office and make a cash donation.

Thank you for your continued support of our troops through Military Missions Inc. It is our honor to be able to partner with you in this way.

On behalf of Military Missions Inc., we want to thank each and every one who is currently serving, and all who have worn the uniform in the past.  We also want to thank the families who serve here on the homefront.

We are forever grateful for your service and your sacrifice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Be Thankful

be thankfulIt seems that my favor season, Fall, was short lived and has already passed and been replaced with Winter. However, my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is right around the corner.  I love Thanksgiving!!!  It’s a time of food, family and friends!  It is also an excellent time to be reflective and take inventory of all that we have to be thankful for.  I know every person who may or may never read this blog is facing some short of challenge.  Our lives, no matter how wonderful, will have an unpleasant circumstance crop up from time to time.  However, one can always find something to be thankful for.  Truly the quality and status of our life and circumstances is dictated by perception and actions….

Care Package Assembly Night

Operation Send Christmas logoWe have scheduled a care package assembly event for December 1, 2015. This will be at our office on Boston Rd in Lexington, KY.

Since space is limited be register by going to www.military-missions.org/events/opsend

If you have general questions, please email info@military-missions.org or call or text 859-221-9477


I Wonder as I Wander

sunset 1Have you ever found yourself wondering if you do enough?  Are you living up to your full potential?  Is there more you could be doing?  Have you missed an opportunity to do good today?  Have you been so consumed by your own current circumstances that you are oblivious to what is going on in the lives of those around you?  Well, I found myself asking some of those very questions recently.

Throughout the course of one of my days this week, besides work and home, I found myself in the University of Kentucky Emergency Room, the UK Hospital Cafeteria, near the UK Children’s

Honoring our Veterans

honor vets webToday, we observe Veteran’s Day. Many people believe that Veteran’s Day  is the day to honor military personnel who died in battle or from wounds obtained during combat. However, that day would actually be Memorial Day.

Veteran’s Day is honoring ALL American veterans, living and dead. It is a chance to say “THANK YOU” to our living veterans and to show them our appreciation. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veteran’s Day. There are many Veteran Day ceremonies held across the U.S.

Military Missions would like to say “THANK YOU” to each and every Veteran and tell them how much their service is appreciated! If you happen to see a Veteran today, please take a minute to say those two simple words. You have no idea how much it will mean to them!

Please take a few minutes to browse the photos at www.military-missions.org/hero-wall-photos. All of these Heroes have sacrificed so much to fight for and protect our freedoms. Military Missions is honored to be able to share them with you.

To keep up with our heroes, be sure to follow our blog and be sure to “LIKE”our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

Give Up Your Laundry

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As I was driving into work this morning I was talking to God about some STUFF. To clarify, when I use the word STUFF that covers a wide range of topics…. anything from my insecurities, worries, general gripes, needs, things I’m believing for, challenges, wonderings (the why’s?)…. You name it and it could probably qualify as a STUFF topic.  As I shared my heart this morning with God, telling Him about my attitude problem lately and asking where that was coming from….