Thoughts from Mark "Hat" Rackley

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”

  • Exodus 20:7

When I first took over my platoon in the Army, I had never said any dirty words, ever.  Okay, I had said ‘hell’ in reference to Bible study.  My biggest curse word was ‘Dad Burn It’.  One summer, I was painting my grandparents’ house and doing some minor repairs.  There were two live-in care-givers that my parents had hired.  To while their day, they were painting the inside while I was outside on the porch, painting and hammering in nails that had worked loose during high winds.  When my Dad came to check on me at lunch time and bring me a sandwich, the care-giving couple said something about how my Dad didn’t look scorched around the edges.  I was instructed to not say that…

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