Ezra

February 28, 2024

The American Teen Who Became a World War II Hero (magazine article from London)

The American. magazine is a British publication for ex-pats. In their January-February 2024 issue, they ran an article about my father’s WWII exploits and heroics that I […]
February 27, 2024

February 27, 1944 – Dad writes home from Anzio

From February 23-28, the 3rd Infantry Division continued to hold on to all positions and the usual aggressive patrolling was carried out. … The enemy was […]
February 26, 2024

My “Ask Dr. Walt” column in Today’s Christian Living on Acupuncture, Cooking Oils, and Vitamin Water

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. I forgot to post the September 2023 issue where I addressed Acupuncture, […]
February 24, 2024

February 24, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s men comment of their first days on the front-line in war

Young men made many many discoveries in the first few days of combat, about war, about themselves, and about others on the front line in World […]
February 23, 2024

February 23, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s faces his first death on the front line at Anzio

The following night in shivering rain, Phil accompanied his men in his A&P platoon on his first mission to the front lines in World War II: […]
February 22, 2024

February 22, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero meets his A&P platoon

Ross Calvert, Phil’s good friend from Officer Candidate School two years before, walked him into the building, where Phil’s men rose to attention. “At ease!” Ross […]
February 21, 2024

February 21, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new battalion on Anzio

In the middle of February, the weather turned rainy, and the wind was sharp and ice-cold. Phil and the other men were a miserable bunch, and […]
February 20, 2024

February 20, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new unit on Anzio

Phil was one of 182 men (17 officers and 165 enlisted men, including men returning from the hospital) who received slips indicating they would be replacements […]
October 29, 2019

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. … Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; […]
October 30, 2019

Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness

The Lord God commanded the man, “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it […]
February 19, 2020

The Fruit of the Spirit is … Joy – 1

You are to rejoice before the Lord your God in everything you put your hand to. … My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my […]
June 3, 2020

God’s Laws – 2

May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.
July 13, 2020

Corruption – 1

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on […]
August 15, 2020

Fasting – 1

When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting.