Archive for January, 2010

Through Fire and Water

Posted in Words of inspiration on January 27, 2010 by auer83

“Arise, begin this very moment, and say, ‘Now is the time to do: now is the time to fight, now is the proper time for amendment.’ When thou art ill at ease and troubled, then is the time when thou art nearest unto blessing.”

~ Thomas √° Kempis, Imitation of Christ


To a troubled friend

Posted in Bits of Home, Words of inspiration on January 27, 2010 by auer83

“We are to be re-made. All the rabbit in us is to disappear – the worried, conscientious, ethical rabbit as well as the cowardly and sensual rabbit. We shall bleed and squeal as the handfuls of fur come out; and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all the thing we have never yet imagined: a real Man, an ageless god, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy”

~ C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock

You have and always will be my friend and brother, Jeffery Paul.

JE And Company

Posted in Auer Family on January 26, 2010 by auer83

According to him, he is second from left in the kneeling row (yes, he has a mustache… strange indeedy). Please continue to pray for him. He is currently in a situation (most likely a combat push) where he cannot contact us for updates.

UPDATE: Apparently FOX News is embedded in his company and will be giving reports periodically. Very cool! Hopefully we’ll get some updates!

Twelve Weeks

Posted in Auer Family, Bits of Home, Words of inspiration on January 23, 2010 by auer83

“But God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love. Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it – made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand.”

~ C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Baby – Avatar 3D Style

Legs. Noggin.

Tickets to the gun show?


Face of Life

Siblings… what can ya say?

Posted in Auer Family on January 19, 2010 by auer83

Such a long way from the River Bye

Vere Latitat

Posted in Words of inspiration on January 19, 2010 by auer83

“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your Neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbour he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also Christ vere latitat – the glorifier and the glorified. Glory Himself, is truly hidden.”

~ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of GLory

Brother Update: Afghanistan

Posted in Auer Family on January 13, 2010 by auer83

Enter the Sandbox

Brother is in the heart of Afghanistan – fully locked and loaded, out in the field, and eating… surf and turf?¬†According to him (while he’s at the barracks at least) he’s eat’n high on the hog. No joke, last night he feasted on steak and lobster.


Overall, he’s having the time of his life. One of the highlights? Having a combat ride in one of these:

His current weapon of choice:

… it’s a 40mm auto grenade launcher. Yeah. Not too subtle.

He is still updating often and calls when he can. Needless to say there are a few people here who miss him:

Ok ok… for real this time:

Despite the obvious dangers and hostile environment, he is healthy and in great spirits. We earnestly hope it stays this way. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.