"Semper Fidelis." Two such funny sounding words.
One is not sure if they are adjectives,
nouns or verbs.
Though a motto of the U.S. Marines, it didn't originate with them.
They're Latin words for Roman Soldiers.
Inspiration from within.
Two funny sounding words, but when translated are so impactful.
Inspiring honor and commitment because the
meaning is: Always Faithful.
Always is such an encompassing word. It doesn't mean
Nor does it mean when convenient or when
we make it an elective.
Always includes when you're in the dumps, when things aren't going your
It also means remaining committed, even on
your worst day.
Always means being invariable, not to be confused with bullish
It means you are always dependable, that
your character is one of steadfastness.
Faithful means being able to be trusted, no matter
the situation you're in.
It means being able to be counted on
through times of thick and thin.
Faithful is being truthful and loyal. It's believing against all odds.
It's a character trait of heroes. A place
only the exceptional will trod.
Faithful is not a sometimes thing. It's a deep commitment of the heart.
Available to all and cherished by the Lord,
yet few will stay the part.
Though we hold these traits in high esteem as we
serve both men and country.
The place where they count the most is with
the Lord who controls our destiny.
If people only understood; it's not our acclaim that will impress the
Nor is it our looks, strength or talents or how skillfully we swing our sword.
For all those things are gifts He gave us! ...Their misuse will be
But he who hath faith and commitment will
be known as His Always Faithful.
"If ye love me, keep my commandments."
Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751, (Ret) R# 140 May 2003a