Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


The war comes home

Jonathan HagginWe always need to be mindful that saying "We support our troops" should have something tangible connected to it. King of Peace offers an online prayer vigil for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in harms way.

This week, perhaps even more than most, soldiers from our area need our prayers. Eight members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade have died since July 24. Included in this number are Jonathan Haggin of Kingsland (pictured above) and Lewie Ganey of Folkston.

Tommy CarterPictured here (at left) at Fort Stewart is Tommy Carter, also of Folkston, whose wife Susan is good friends with Celeste McCullough and herself a friend of King of Peace. Tommy is serving in the 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade and would have been with three men killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq this past week except for having just smashed his hand in an accident. Tommy and the fellow soldiers are, of course, grieving for the men they have lost and are especially in need of prayer at this time.


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