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One evening while watching TV, one of those commercials promoting the value of goldcame on, and it reminded me to remain faithful to God. You are probably thinking “Huh?How’s that Chaps?” Well, if we trust God to see us through the trials that come into our lives, we can know for certain that the outcome will be gold! When gold is put into the fire,not only will it come out still gold, but it will come out purer and more luminous. If you andI go into the furnace of affliction as righteous and faithful people, we will not onlycome out the same, but better, more pure, and stronger. Fire does that; it burns off all the dross and makes thegold, purer, and more valuable. Your trials will have a clarifying effect on your life, and in the end, make you evenmore valuable to Him. Let us then praise God for all He places in our lives, both the good and bad, so that wecome forth as gold. Pure gold.Blessings,Chaplain David R. BradleyMarines, Sailors, families, and friends of 1st Supply Battalion,The 101 days of summer are almost here, so it is once again, time to practice good judgment and common sense to avoid some of the ailments and injuries the warmweather might bring. Along with practicing safety when participating in water sports,the following should be taken into consideration:
Everyone is at risk for skin cancer, but especially people with light skin color, light hair or eye color, afamily history of skin cancer, chronic sun exposure, a history of sunburns early in life, or freckles, according to the American Cancer Society.
What you can do
: limit sun exposure, wear protective clothing, and use sunscreen. Sunscreen should be applied30 minutes before going outdoors and reapplied at least every two hours. Use water-resistant sunscreen with a sunprotection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
Heat Related IllnessThe Problem
: During heat illness, the body's cooling system shuts down. Body temperature goes up, which inhibitsthe ability to sweat.
What you can do:
Try to partake in strenuous activities during early mornings and evenings when it's cooler. If you're outside for long stretches of time, carry a water bottle, drink fluids regularly, and don't push your limits.People who play sports should wear light, loose-fitting clothes and drink water or sports drinks before, during, andafter activity.
Burns form Fireworks and GrillsThe Problem:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that about 8,800 people were treated inemergency rooms in 2002 for injuries associated with fireworks. Most injuries involved the hands, head, and eyes
What you can do:
Stick with public firework displays handled by professionals. Children should always be closelysupervised when food is being cooked indoors or outdoors. Be aware that gas leaks, blocked tubes, and overfilledpropane tanks cause most gas grill fires and explosions.
warm weather brings out the snakes, many of which are venomous.
What you can do:
Pay attention! Snakes do not go out of the way to harm you. Keep grass cut short around thehouse, and when you are walking through trails, be alert and wear sturdy hiking boots that cover your lower leg. If you have dogs, be sure to give them the Rattle Snake vaccine.
Semper Fidelis,Major Michelle Akers