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A Soldier's Thoughts
A Soldier's Thoughts
I have learned that life is what you allow God to make it. You see, my story was once different. I found solidification in my story when I recognized the writer of it. In return, I was able to accept understanding over unchanging. My story is similar to others; but of course , it is different in scenarios and situations. We all struggle. We all laugh. We all love. We all ...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published June 18th 2014 by Derrick L. Randall
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First let me begin by introducing Mr. Derrick L. Randall. He calls himself a devoted son, husband, father, nephew, cousin and friend. He enrolled in the U.S. Army and, after being wounded in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was awarded a Purple Heart for his commitment and honorable service. A Clinical Social Worker, currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Human Behaviors. He co-hosts the radio show Thoughts of A Brother, on Blog Talk radio, with two of his closest childhood friends and ...more
It's a truism that spiritual leaders (or those aspiring to become them) often expect their audience to take extraordinary claims at face value, while at the same time offering little in the way of context or exposition as to how they arrived at their conclusions. This is the crux of most arguments against faith-based reasoning: in the words of Carl Sagan, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” evidence that, under the light of inquiry, is often found to be either circumstantial, ...more
Part poetry and part journal, Derrick L. Randall has published a collection that is clear and sincere, a break from the usual blow by blow military memoirs I spend a lot of time reading I my free time. When I received my copy of this I was expecting that - those memoirs which are full of the harrowing experiences of soldiers of this age. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. While this was a quicker read for me, there was something refreshing about Derrick's candor and his faith in what he ...more
Derrick L. Randall is a spiritual being who loves God. Derrick is a devoted son, husband, father, nephew, cousin, and friend. In 1999, Derrick enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 2005, as a result of being wounded while in combat (Operation Iraqi Freedom), Derrick was awarded a Purple Heart. In appreciation and consolation for his commitment and honorable service, in 2008, Derrick was honorably retired ...more