top of page
  • Writer's pictureRobert M. Brunelle

Onward Christian Soldiers...

Updated: Feb 16



March started out full of promise, but beware the ides of March, so Shakespeare said.

My dear friend, Pastor Frank Navarro, went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was my daughter's father-in-law, which made us Opa and Papa to the same grandkids. He was also a soldier, a Viet Nam Veteran, and a warrior for Christ.

This is Pastor Frank's motto:

I am a soldier in the army of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer. The Holy Scripture is my Code of Conduct. Faith, prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity. I will not get out, sell out, be talked out or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there. I am a soldier.

I am not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, picked up, or pepped up. I am a soldier. I am not a wimp. I am in a place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name and building His Kingdom. No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards or candy or give me handouts. I do not need to be coddled, cradled, cared for or catered to. I am committed.

When Jesus called me into this army I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will come out ahead. My God has and will continue to supply all of my needs. I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ. The devil cannot defeat me. Sickness cannot stop me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me, and hell cannot handle me. I am a soldier.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown

of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will

award me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who

have longed for His appearing."

2 Timothy 4: 7-8

In Loving memory of my friend and prayer partner, Pastor Frank "Opa" Navarro.

Here’s a couple other tips that a lot of writers do to avoid or get over Writer’s Block:

*Create a schedule. Write at the same time every day. Once you sit at your computer try to write as much as you can, for as long as you can. You’ll be surprised at how much you get accomplished. Before you know it you’ll have a completed novel.

*Find a Muse, or have a friend that you can call and share what’s happening with you and your story. You’ll be surprised how much an encouraging word and a couple of suggestions can spur you on to greater heights in your writing.

I’ll have some more suggestions on how to beat Writer’s Block the next time. Until then, just write, write, write.

Be sure to check out some excerpts from my books. Any comments, good or bad, are greatly appreciated.

36 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Time flies when you are having fun! Where has the time gone? I've been so busy writing and editing stuff that I have neglected My Blog. Please forgive me.

Let me bring you up to date:

bottom of page