Meaningful Change

This past weekend, I conducted my 207th Army Strong Bonds retreat. We had 27 senior military couples who joined me at a hotel a couple of hours away from Joint Base Lewis McChord in ... Continue Reading →

Choosing God’s Preferences Over Our Own

I asked my wife and kids to give me a list of “Personal Preferences”. Here is what they gave me, in no particular order: CLOTHING HAIR STYLE FAVORITE FOOD TYPE OF CAR/TRANSPORTATION STYLE ... Continue Reading →

Why I’m a Sports Fan

I always wanted a dad who took me to sports matches or games and who cheered me on from the sidelines. Unfortunately that was not in the cards of destiny for me. My mom bought me my ... Continue Reading →

Pike’s Peak and the Process of Sanctification

Taking up a 38 acre area and 14,114 feet above sea level, Pike’s Peak is as impressive as any of the other famous mountains in the world. Twice as a child, I had the wonderful ... Continue Reading →

A Chaplain’s Identity

Most human made items are defined by what they are, but Chaplain Identity which involves in part a holy and specific calling upon one’s life is best defined by what C.I. is not. In ... Continue Reading →

The Gifts from God for the Holidays – Merry Christmas!

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven ... Continue Reading →

Understanding That God is the Audience of Your Life

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be ... Continue Reading →

Being Godly and a Life Giving Fountain

In my reading today of Proverbs, I came across two verses that caused me to pause. People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace. The words of the godly ... Continue Reading →

Love Your Enemy

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you ... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we partake of Family, Food, and Friendship on this Thanksgiving Day, it is easy for us to be critical of those who hundreds of years ago gave us cause for the celebration we now ... Continue Reading →