Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


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Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell Them to join up quick before all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a..m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, Bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, Pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the to city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until Noon when you get fed again.


It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We go on 'route marches,' which the Platoon Sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.


The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.


This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges They come in boxes.


Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real Careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull At home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake .. I only beat him once.. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.


Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.


Your loving daughter,







Dear Sandy,

I am a subscriber who attends MorningStar Ministries. MorningStar University first year students arrived back on Friday afternoon from "bootcamp". A friend of ours who is on staff here and leads the Special Forces portion of MSU was with them.


Bootcamp for first year students is a 5 day introduction and team building experience. So you can only image how current your Sunday post would be for us around here. Being able to forward this to them was priceless!! Thank-you for the timing and humor. A number of people here have had a blast with this little story. I know God has a sense of humor and must enjoy it when his kids share and enjoy a chuckle together.







“My memory goes back over 40 years to high school and watching the basketball team practice.  They would pass back and forth to one another what was called (if memory does serve me correctly) a 'medicine ball'. It was larger than the basketball and much heavier.   That particular ball was used to develop strength in their hands and arms, while also to strengthen/increase their passing speed to one another as a team on the court, thereby developing accuracy in aim.”


 Hence, the first part of Hebrews 12:12 comes into play-(another pun!)--

"Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down"...


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CONFIRMATION: It was obviously to me that the Lord was trying to say something to me about this above QW that came out tonight because tonight prior to reading it I watched the interview on Gospel Music Channel where they followed a gal through boot camp for the Air Force. It was really tough for her, but she stood up and went through and became a leader in her group.



I have been having a really hard time getting through August rhema and harvesting it. I have prayed many times for His help, but just havent been able to face the work involved. Today I harvested two rhema entries and after each one I said outloud to the Lord: “I DID it!” I was SO grateful to be released of the burden as I had been praying all month.


“I DID it” is a family word. When our little grandson does something hard, we all clap our hands and say, “You DID it!”


When I said this the second time after posting, I was thanking the Lord and telling Him I knew I didnt do anything, He gave me the grace and help I needed, because I was well aware I did not have the grace prior to this. He reminded me that He works with us and partners with us and He couldnt do it, unless we do too.


PRECIOUS VOICE: Today after the last one was posted, I heard the voice of the Lord say, “You DID it!?” I was just SO touched by that. He has understood my struggles.

As I was thinking about boot camp and also harvesting rhema I heard the Lord:


HEARD: What am I trying to say? I quit! Think again.


{In boot camp they do everything they can to yell at you, intimidate you, harass you, control you to make you quit. It is training to be able to stand underneath a lot of pressure and not crack.}


COMMENT: I think when He said, “I DID it, He meant a lot more than just harvesting the rhema! We are all going through boot camp in preparations for our callings.


Rom 8:35-39 NKJV

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.




Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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