Thanksgiving All The Time


The Ghosts of Tal'Afar

I’ve written a lot about my time in Rawah and the Euphrates river valley lately; there is no particular reason for doing so, that is just how it has happened to turn out (for now). I guess some of those memories are emerging more so because its summer, and its hot out.

But not Iraq hot – and anyone who has spent time in Iraq or Afghanistan will know what I am talking about.

Anyways, on to the story – When we were finally complete with our transfer of authority with the 3rd ACR in Tal’Afar, we were headed back to Mosul for what (we thought) was the easy life: a two-patrol a day patrol schedule (morning and evening), rotations here and there to ensure fixed site security, and augmenting the infantry battalions in cordon and searches, etc. And an INCREDIBLE chow hall; though it was new and fancy, it…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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