A Touch of Encouragement

A Touch of Encouragement

The Soldier at the Window

This Memorial Day Martha Williamson shares how deeply moved she became when she met an Iwo Jima survivor.
And from all of us at A Touch of Encouragement, we want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone serving, and to all who have served in the armed services. For more Memorial Day tributes, please watch To the Parents of the Soldier and To Decorate A Soldier’s Grave.

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janet Fuller

posted May 28, 2010 at 7:57 am

thank you for sharing this touching story. May all who are serving and have served be touched by God daily as they continue to live in this land of the free that we enjoy because of them.

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Dyan Raymond

posted May 28, 2010 at 8:19 am

Lovely Martha,
I felt the tears in your eyes. I understand. Whenever I see a military, service man, I always thank him, or her. It’s got to be the most selfless thing any human being could ever do, to put their life on the line for another. That says so much about our soldiers. How can we give back to that?! We can do what you did, and never stop! Thank you, Martha!
I will say an “extra special prayer” for our dear soldiers, and I will see you, with your “loving tear” for them.
Dyan Raymond

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posted May 28, 2010 at 8:54 am

Dear Martha,
Ido love your sensitive spirit,tenderness,kindness and gentleness . I am always inspired with your short messages.Pls pray to me to know the Lord and experience Him in a more close way , I am passing a very hard time from months ago,
Love you

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posted May 28, 2010 at 10:46 am

Dear Martha,
Your video this morning was very moving and brought tears to my eyes. I recently lost my dear father who also served in Iwo Jima..Such a great reminder for us all to remember all the great men and women who have served our country not only this upcoming Memorial Day but every day.
With love and gratitude,
Susie A.

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posted May 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

On this memorial weekend I to am at aw of how many men and women are so brave and coragious to fight for our freedom… I belong to the Commanders Club.. which is donating to the disabled vets… I always write in memory of my Dad…. He was an only child and they almost wouldnt let him serve because he was the only one to carry on his namesake.. but he served and I am still so proud of him as I am my two brothers that served too… Bless you for making people aware that our Freedom is because of their courage…
God Bless You

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posted May 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I just want to say you have a great Heart and Direction you Help me a lot in
what you say and reflect on in Life Thank You and May Your Light always Shine
Bright Within and Out in You.
One other Thing Words on your site today I ran across some in my Readings I would
like to Share.
True, Honorable, Just, Pure, Pleasing. Commendable.
“If there is anything worthy of Praise, Think About These Things”
Thank You and Your Family for Who You Are and Bless You on this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Bobbie Williams

posted May 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Thank you for sharing that with us, Martha, and for taking the time to speak with the veteran from a war of so long ago. The touching stories our vets could tell, which they carry with them in their hearts and memories, would hold our rapt attention for eons. We Americans owe them a huge debt of gratitude, and thanks be to God for keeping our nation free.

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Lori K

posted May 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

Hi Martha….
Thank you for gracing us with that memory & those beautiful words. Thank you for the reminder of how much we owe to our troops from way back when, right up until today. May God Bless & keep those that have fought to protect & keep us safe; and their families that have suffered the losses, as well as the glory of having these brave men & women in their life.
smiles, smooches & lotts of huggs, Lori K.

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posted May 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Hi Martha,
I just want to Thank You for that beautiful story it brought tears to my eyes but good tears I just wish I could have done the same.
Thank you,

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Matilda Novak

posted May 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this.
I have such respect for those who served, and those who do so now.
I visited the beautiful WWII Memorial recently in DC, the highlight of which was thanking Veterans who were gathered there.
May God bless all who sacrifice for that which we hold dear.
Thank you again, for shining the light on them.
Matilda Novak

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Jodi Hohlstein

posted May 31, 2010 at 5:11 pm

My Father was a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a fighter and a teacher of men. My husband is a veteran of Vietnam and flew fighters to protect our freedom. These two strong men in my life have been such an example of how to live and serve others I can’t begin to explain. I try daily to live my life for them to be proud of me as much as I am of them. Big footprints to walk in but well worth the time and effort. Thank you for your message that reminds us we need to never forget the sacrifices of service members and their families make for their country. God bless.

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karen doyle

posted June 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm

thank you Martha for your sensitivity .
It is so inspiring to see this video because i get the sense you care so deeply
about others and I needed to see that right now.
I kind of get over overwhelmed with my boyfriend who starts every sentence with I .
I this ,I that . just too self absorbed…
Thank you for your awareness of others -that is a gift .
I am so appreciating you right now, Martha.

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