Tony Barnes

Tony Barnes
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I am a native Texan who spent 3 years in the Marine Corps Reserves and 25 years on active duty in the Air Force. I have been a Christian since 1985 and am an ordained minister. I am conservative politically and love to study history. I publish a monthly column called Nuggets of Faith and published in a World War II encyclopedia. I currently work as an Advocate for Wounded Warriors. I am married and have 4 children.
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Recent pages by Tony Barnes

Christians know about the four gospels entrenched in the Holy Bible. But, what about the 5th gospel?
I had been very critical of the pastor. But, God was about to get my attention regarding this issue.
At first, I thought he was a little goofy guy. However, he would become my mentor to becoming a 1st Sergeant in the Air Force.
Classic commercials can be memorable. But, some commercials become irritating. There is one message that spans the test of time.
It was Christmas Eve at a deployment site in Saudi Arabia. God had a special blessing for me that night.
He was working directly for the head general of the Air Force. Since he didn't have much spare time, he built a deck three boards at a time.
My wife had surgery...but, people keep asking me how I am doing. Hey, I am just a superhero...
I finally beat the master after three years of playing...and losing to him on a regular basis. I found to get better, I had to play someone better than myself.
I wrote this article a year or so ago discussing my lifelong battle with weight.
Many people say you can't get wealthy in the military. However, I can show you how that is not necessarily true.
We often think we know people and yet do we really? We need to take time to learn about the people we work and recreate with routinely.
She was my favorite teacher. Yet, when I was in trouble I lied my way out of it.
We frequently see flag draped caskets come back to the United States. But, an ocean away are over 20,000 Americans that were never returned to the states. Among them are 45 pairs of brothers.
There are three things in scripture that will improve your life. If we all (including myself) adopted them...our world would be different.
The Bible offers solutions for all manner of problems on this earth. But, there is one specific issue in the Bible that would change your neighborhood, your city, your state, your nation, our world.
The index card had 'peanut butter' written on the front. Little did I know how much those two words were going to change my life.
Retiring from the military and looking for a job can be humbling. After a highly successful career where I excelled at nearly every junction of military service, I suddenly was looking for a new place to go every day. When you have spent your entire adult life contributing to the miss...
Young people carry their $5 cups of boutique coffee and yet, I have to wonder if they ever think about how that daily latte is stunting their growth.
When I see a Mack Truck bulldog or a Frito-Lay truck it reminds me of a precious loved one. When I see the cross of Christ, it also reminds me of someone.
Even if you have just one income, I am convinced you can find a couple more if you put your mind to it. Here are two methods I have found to not leaving money on the table.
The Air Force and the world lost a giant of a man when the 9th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force passed away in March. Rather than bask in a high paying aerospace job after retiring, Jim Binnicker poured his life and soul into hundreds of Air Force widows.
New commanders can fail if they don't consider a few things from three chiefs and a senior.
I love my Wall Street Journal. Special features about mansions, the articles and a panel commentary are just a few of the things I enjoy about this publication.
I am good at motivating people while I am involved in a project. But, I am not real accomplished when it comes to handing off the baton.
This the answer I provided to a questioner in my work for Got Questions ministry. He wondered about other religions and where Old Testament believers went upon death.
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