Joshua 24:15but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD

Every person, group of persons, organization, company, government, and so on and so on, must have a value system.  Without some sense of values that drive and direct the organism, there is no purpose, no destination or no worth.

 The Army is very adamant about living the Army Values as stated in its seven core values:

Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers.

Fulfill your Obligations.

   Treat people as they should be treated.


Selfless Service
Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own.

Live up to all the Army values.

Do what is right, legally and morally.

Personal Courage
Face fear, danger, or adversity (Physical or Moral).


A long standing expression for Army leadership has been “BE – KNOW – DO”.  It follows the understanding that leadership starts with what a leader should be – “the values and attributes that shape [ones] character” (DOD FM 6-22).

As my family leader, I have taken these seven Army Core Values and adapted them to address family strength through deep-rooted values.  Over the next few days (or weeks) I will reveal each of my Family Values and explain how it gives us strength and direction as we serve the Lord.

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Just a blowing particle of Army trivia that might turn into a post:

Under General George Washington, Baron Von Steuben wrote “Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States.”  In that manual, under Signals, drum rhythms where designated for different actions.  The same beat that was used to call troops to religious services – The Church Call – was also the same beat used to signal the desire to meet with the enemy to discuss a truce.  What was it called?  The Parley.  Brings back images of a stuttering Capt. Jack Sparrow.