The Walk Is A Battleground

Listen | Watch | Ephesians 6:10-24

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What a joy to preach on the Sunday prior to Memorial Day! Growing up we referred to Memorial Day as Decoration Day. We always made a trip up the Big Sandy and would have our family reunion at Dewy Lake. Remembering loved ones that have gone on, decorating graves, having family reunions, or taking an out-of-town trip are all great things to do. However, this is not what Memorial Day is all about. Memorial Day is all about remembering fallen soldiers. I wonder how many have lost immediate family members due to their service in the Armed Forces? Regina, Angie, and I have just returned from decorating graves in Ashland, Grayson, and Flatwoods on Saturday. The Ashland Cemetery contains the remains of my great aunt, Mary. Aunt Mary was special for many reasons: she lived near us when I grew up, she was very good to my mother, she allowed our family to have a garden spot on her property, etc. Aunt Mary was special for another important reason…she gave one of her sons, Charles Vaughn, for the cause of freedom during World War II. Charles was in the U.S. Navy and was lost at sea during the war. We wanted to remember this sacrifice on Memorial Day. Continue reading