It happens to all of us. Some of us are on the glide path that we choose and things are going well then all of a sudden life comes to a screeching halt.
I ran into the uncommon word – forbearance – the other day, and realized I really was not sure of its full meaning. So, I looked it up.
The advent season begins this Sunday. In many Christian traditions four weeks leading up to Christmas marks a period of preparation for the celebration to come, which is known as advent.
Turkeys and cornucopias and pilgrim hats. Seasoned stuffing hot from the oven. Creamed onions, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Uncles and aunts and cousins to play with.
As I move from duty station to duty station there is a phrase that has caught my attention every time I hear it: “God is good all the time and all the time God is good.”
We talk about death a good deal in the Army, and for obvious reasons. This work can be so incredibly costly. Most of us have lost dear friends in the last 15 years of warfare.
As the pages of the calendar turn, we find ourselves leaving behind the warm sultry days of late summer and begin a journey into the cool refreshing days of fall.
This year the Army Chaplain Corps celebrates its 242nd anniversary. We know about chaplains and chaplain assistants, who throughout history dedicated their lives to the service, truly living the Corps’ motto “For God and Country.”
Not all powerful or not all good. This is the dilemma that must be faced when someone trying to understand God and his hand in our world looks at it from a human perspective
When I was a teenager my high school counselor told me that I would never amount to anything. To be honest, I was not someone who put a lot of effort into school work.
An Uber driver stopped a suicide. He was able to do this because he saw what looked like an issue, asked important questions, and took responsibility for a man at risk of suicide who hailed his car. That is how suicide is prevented. Regular people, every day, taking responsibility for their …
The spouse walks into my office. She tells me that she has found some disturbing images and texts on her husband’s phone. He has been talking with another woman on social media. He has sent and received pictures that really upset her. As she tells her story, she informs me that this is not t…
To be a successful mountain climber, sure-footing helps. Navigation skills, having the correct equipment and supplies, climbing skills and sheer determination also play a major role. Sure-footing gives the climber the confidence to reach the most treacherous heights, in the midst of some of …
Are you looking for a place to connect with God and with others? Then, Chapel Next may just be what you’re looking for.
From the modern or contemporary perspective when it comes to suffering, the question seems to revolve around “Why do people suffer, or why me?”
If I were a betting man, I would bet that every one of you reading this has at least one thing that is weighing on you. Between health, Family and work, there are enough burdens to fill our emotional and mental rucksacks for days on end.
Psalm 147:10-11: “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
When I stopped to think about the anonymous quotation “temper is such a valuable thing, it is a shame to lose it,” I realized that it really rings true.
All types of problems face us including downsizing, illness of a loved one, Family issues, money problems, and all sorts of other complex local, national and international challenges that require our best efforts and our enduring courage.
Landing south of Munsan-Ni on a wet, cold Easter morning, behind 20,000 North Korea soldiers, the 187th Airborne Regiment’s Rakkasans fought a brutal battle.
Neglect is a dangerous word lurking in our lives. It is a negative human trait worth eliminating from our being and relationships. An incident during the American Revolution revealed the great tragedy of neglect.
In a speech presented April 10, 1899, before the Hamilton Club in Chicago, Theodore Roosevelt, who later became the 26th president of the United States, said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done …
Winton Marsalis may be the most famous jazz trumpeter alive. He has won numerous Grammy awards for his music and is currently the jazz director at the most prestigious musical school in America.
It is often said that one should never endeavor to discuss politics or religion in polite company. I am going to talk about both, but not in the manner you may expect.
Poetry has been defined as a language “that says more and says it more intensely than ordinary language.” What is interesting though, is to consider how poetry is also one of the most constrained forms of language, because of the many rules and forms it follows.
In the midst of this Christmas season, I want to approach the birth of Christ from a unique perspective. I wish to present a previsioned view of the birth of Christ as the ultimate display of the practical leadership model.
This simple phrase from Proverbs 25:11, “a word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver,” is the theme for many ministries, books and art.
Wil Willimon, an American theologian, bishop in the United Methodist Church, former dean of the Chapel at Duke University and one who is considered by many, to be America’s best-known and most influential preachers, wrote this concerning one of his former students at Duke University.
Even as a chaplain I can still come across to my wife in a not so good manner, which reinforces the fact that we all need to sharpen our communication skills. I offer you four simple principles of communication that if we all follow these our relationships will go a lot smoother.
Shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War, Secretary of State William H. Seward handed President Abraham Lincoln what some historians consider “the most remarkable memorandum ever submitted by a cabinet member to a president.”