Friends in Flight

July 4, 2013

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We are friends in flight

We’ll follow the lead pilot

Our gaze riveted

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Our mission is clear

Being empowered by love

Filled with compassion

Flying in tight formation

We enter with confidence

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With the speed of light

We penetrate the darkness

With hope and real joy

In the midst of suffering

We break the pain barrier

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Our Lead models how

He shows us how to be real

This kingdom treasure

Has awakened me to joy

I choose to sell all to find

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Courage needed now

In radical discipline

Encouraged by this love

To move with real faith

Beside wisdom in the darkness

Showing trust in his Presence

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Freedom for the prisoners

Sight for those who are blinded

Good news for those who are poor

Release the oppressed

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He will lead us in

To accomplish His mission

Light penetrating darkness

Healing the soul inside out

Available to all who come

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This writing is dedicated to Larry Malone, retired Navy Captain who flew a A-6 Intruder off the USS Enterprise during the Viet Nam War.  Larry models for me the healing process of a deep soul wound.  He along with many gave himself to war for our country.  He came out with a deep soul wound as result of the “death transactions” he was called to participate in as a young man.  They equipped him to fight but he was not equipped to deal with the internal wound that he came out with.  His story tells the healing process through the years.  

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He is now a “friend in flight.” We fly as wingmen to the Jesus our lead pilot.  On this day when people of this nation celebrate the freedom, I honor Larry and so many who gave their lives courageously.  Larry returned to fight a different war, a war of the soul.  He now is fighting for the young men and women who experienced this deep “soul wound” he understands.  

 

Thank you, Larry, my friend in flight.

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My friend Genma also highlighted Larry on her blog and radio show:

http://genmaspeaks.blogspot.com/2013/07/vietnam-navy-pilot-larry-malone-on.html 

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Internal Freedom

July 4, 2009

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Liberty has come

Our country celebrates

Our freedom today

 

Finding this freedom

We think that it’s external

Let’s give it some thought

 

It’s more important

What I do in private space

Than in the public

 

I train to listen

To the inner voice of hope

Not trusting feelings

 

Feelings come and go

Controlled by circumstances

My life is bigger

 

Awareness and space

Are secret keys to my life

Gifts I give to me

 

When I do not choose

And act without thinking

I find I suffer

And those around me, also

Suffer in ways that are sad

 

Our forefathers suffered here

Inwardly they sought freedom

They searched their soul for answers

That rose from within

 

They followed their dream

We stand today in freedom

Because they had the courage 

To give up their lives

 

written July 4, 2009

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