Life, Freedom, The Future: God Bless The Men And Women in Harm’s Way

Tales Of Nightingale Lynn

And Thank you!

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]W[/su_dropcap]HEN I was working in the Law Enforcement field, there was a certain camaraderie over time that the brother’s and sister’s in uniform shared. Just like the men and women in the military share a certain understanding that comes from within; an understanding that they are courageous and will fight for the love of their country, for the freedom we here in the United States of America take so much for granted.

As I see the things on TV, protests, stomping on the American Flag, unable to say the word God for fear of being spat upon for believing in Christ, and so much more, while our men and women fight to give us the freedom to express ourselves, I see Freedom and security slowly fading and I am concerned for the welfare of my grandchildren and the future of generations to come.

In this upcoming election we have someone who wants to give away things without cost, but in the end, who pays for what he wants to give away for free? We do, the people, and more than likely those who are not working and not able to give back, won’t care enough to turn the tide when they realize, there is no more to take from the hard-working people. Then what!!

We have someone who is willing to destroy a life in the womb of a mother almost at the end of the third trimester. Would she have done so with her own grandchild? Or the second one who eventually will make its’ entrance into this world? Have you ever seen the remains of a fetus even after 10 weeks? You can see their little form! “A living person developing as each day passes. “ Do you consider a seedling alive if you can see it grow? Of course! Its alive, if it were not, no changes would be noted.

This someone who turned an eye to those in Benghazie, while the mother’s cried over their caskets.

We should be concerned for the future of this next generation and for the future of America, and rightfully so. Look around as to how much has deteriorated in the last 10-15 years. So much has been made easy for those who don’t want to work. Not everyone falls into this category, and not everyone is guilty of sloth; however too many are, and now we are facing a crises within our country that if the wrong person should be elected to run our country as it has been over the last 8 years, we are never going to be as we were, a strong nation, “One Nation Under God”.

When we began to slowly remove God from everything, things began to change, not for the better. I have no doubt that there would be many who would disagree, but the facts speak for themselves.

A personal note to the Men and Women in the Military, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Boarder Patrol, all over the United States, and around the Globe, where ever you are, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN THE PRAYERS OF MANY! For those who have died, you are not forgotten!

I had a saying on my car for a long time that read:

If you don’t like this country, then get the Hell out

And take the gift of freedom with you, and if you

Don’t believe in God the Devil is looking for

Another soul.

God gives us choices, He always has, and He will never force us to love Him or Accept Him, but when we walk away from Him, we will suffer because of our choices.

In ending with Mother Teresa and her thoughts, I love the last one,

“Life is Life, Fight for It”

mother teresa


Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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  1. Well spoken Lynn! The “PC” crowd is doing everything in their power to remove God from every facet of our society. The sad thing is that they have been very successful since Christians have decided to tolerate this as “turning the other cheek” out of weakness (cowardness) and their sheer misunderstanding of what Jesus meant.

    God may finally get the message and stop blessing our misguided country. If that happens, God help us!

  2. We as humans are given a choice to believe in God, or not. Some have opted to believe in what they think is the divine deity but by a different name. That too is their “God given right”. But we should not allow the minority to dictate what we the majority believe in by taking God off our money, out of our schools, and away from public buildings. We are to blame for that and it shows how weak our faith is as Christians. Over history Christians died for their faith, and we won’t even do something that may offend or be seen as politically incorrect. I can’t believe that God is very proud of us.

    It should also be noted that government can give nothing away that they have not first taken from someone else. There is no free education, no free health care, no free food or housing. Nothing is free, it is just a question of who receives the “free whatever” and who pays for it.

    • Ken, this statement is very profound. “It should also be noted that government can give nothing away that they have not first taken from someone else.” I have never thought of that in such simple terms before. Thank you for explaining government in one sentence. You’re right. That’s exactly how it works.

    • I don’t think God is proud of us. The Bible says he is a jealous God but his is also patient and tolerant. Regardless of whether someone believes in God or not, they are human and the Bible says every person born will have to account for what they did on Earth. Like you said, though. Everyone has the choice to believe or not. And that’s entirely true. Some choices have temporary consequences, but some will be eternal. We can see where rejecting God has taken society. God is light in the world. Satan is darkness. It’s not difficult to figure out why the world is going dark.

  3. Dear Lynn, You have put into words what has been on my heart. For each fact you brought out I had a remembrance. The baby formed in the womb at 10 weeks. Any mother who has miscarried early in pregnancy can see the life that was lost and watch a 3-d ultrasound! The images are so clear you can already see what the baby will look like at birth – and this is at 12 weeks! I, too, had a passion for men and women in uniform and for Christ followers. There is a reason for this, “When we began to slowly remove God from everything, things began to change, not for the better.” Jesus is the light of the world and as we turn from him there is darkness. This is an illustration I use over and over when I talk about the darkness invading society. Take a salt shaker and put it on the table. Next, put a pepper shaker on the table. Now put a glass between them. The Salt is Jesus/God. The Pepper is Satan/Evil. The Glass represents the human, one or billions. The glass has a choice to turn toward the light or turn toward darkness. The more we cast off of the things of Christ and take on the thoughts and deeds of evil, the more we become engulfed in darkness. Just this morning, I have no idea how I happened to choose Micah 2 and Habakkuk 3 to read, but oh my goodness! Read it and see how it relates to your article. Thank you for sharing your heart.

    • Jane, as always noted when people are connected in their thoughts and experiences of life, as well as their understanding of what hurts our nation, our country, our children, ourselves, things that are written become so very clear, just as Scripture is so clear because it speaks the truth. PAX and thank you.

    • My heart is with your heart, my thoughts are in yours and my memories are entwined, God bless you and know that you remain a permanent part of my daily prayers along with so many. I will re-vist Micha and Habakkuk in my daily devotion reads. Your heart is so full of compassion

    • God bless you with all good things, my friend. You, too, are a friend I pray for daily.