Micah

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 […]
February 19, 2024

February 19, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero ships out to Anzio

On February 19, 1944, Phil received his orders to report to the 30th Infantry Regiment on the Anzio Beachhead. Late that afternoon, he hopped aboard a truck […]
February 18, 2024

February 18, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero rides a master dressage stallion — Magellan

Phil returned the next day and began instruction with the master and one of his apprentices, Antonio, who was bilingual. “He wants you to mount one […]
February 17, 2024

February 17, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero meets a dressage master

After arriving on the docks at Naples, the ever-present Army 6×6 trucks were waiting to take Phil and the other second lieutenants to the Replacement Depot, […]
February 16, 2024

February 16, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s future units pinned down on Anzio

On February 16, 1944, the Germans had completely surrounded the Allies that were pinned down on the Anzio Beachhead — which the men quickly named ‘The […]
February 15, 2024

February 15, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero ships out to Naples

In Oran, Phil was among 200 infantry lieutenants who boarded the Highland Queen, a small British steamer bound for Naples, Italy. He was part of a […]
September 20, 2019

Shall I … bow down before the exalted God (El Marom)?

The LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth  (El-Olam). … For this God is our God for ever and ever (Elohenu Olam). … God […]
September 21, 2019

Our offenses are many in your sight and our sins testify against us

Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities. … For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, […]
September 22, 2019

I will proclaim the name of the LORD (Jehovah)

Oh, praise the greatness of our God (Elohim)! … I will call on the name of the LORD (Jehovah)—he is God. … May the name of […]
September 24, 2019

You are to give him the name Jesus

He will be called the Son of the Most High. … The holy one will be called the Son of God. … He that is holy, […]
October 13, 2019

Who is a God like you?

Who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
October 21, 2019

I redeemed you from the land of slavery

It was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and […]