I Would Do It All Again

March 18, 2003 marks the start of the Iraq war. That was 16 years ago today. I was just finishing High School when this happened. One year later I was deployed to Iraq.  Reflecting back this was a significant personal date in my history.  I learned more than I could ever imagine. I learned about... Continue Reading →

Comfort others

In the course of life you be asked questions from hurting people. Your family may tearfully ask why? Your kids may ask why does this hurt? 


An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs after a previous large earthquake, in the same area of the main shock. If an aftershock is larger than the main shock, the aftershock is redesignated as the main shock and the original main shock is redesignated as a foreshock. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftershock I can rightly say that my... Continue Reading →

Personal Psalms

A Psalm of Lamentations A Psalm of Matthew Statler, Iraq war Veteran Save me, O God, by Your Holy name I call. I cry out from my bed.  (Address) My terror is great. I cannot sleep; the nightmares are great upon me. You saved me from my enemies in the desert,(confession of trust) Now they... Continue Reading →

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