Romans

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 13, 2019

With the Lord at my right hand I will not be shaken

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised […]
September 13, 2019

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has […]
September 14, 2019

Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken let us be thankful

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all […]
September 16, 2019

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
September 16, 2019

My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus […]
September 17, 2019

We know and rely on the love God has for us

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. … This is how God showed his love […]