An Open Letter to My Uncles

As your Nephew, I watched you from a distance over the course of my early life. Through those eyes, I watched each of you come back from Vietnam. I remember how proud I felt of my Uncle ... Continue Reading →

God Passed Over

It is safe to say that before every major event written in scripture, there is a genealogy. For example, before creation “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1); Genesis 5 is the ... Continue Reading →

Fatal Flaw: Easter?

In Argumentation and Debate there is a concept known as a Fatal Flaw. Aristotle had another name for it, he called it Hamartia and linked it directly to tragic stories of demi-gods. ... Continue Reading →

God in the Camp

Do you remember the first General officer (GO’s) you ever met? In 1991, I met and spoke with Lieutenant General William “Gus” Pagonis. Previously, I had seen GO’s from ... Continue Reading →

God is Big Enough

Five years ago, when my youngest daughter was two years old, we were playing on the floor. Though I am not necessarily one to play with dolls with anyone but my youngest asked and I ... Continue Reading →

Leader Guilt

Guilt can manifest in interesting ways within the life of soldiers. We are mostly familiar with survivor guilt among soldiers and their battle buddies. However a lesser known type of ... Continue Reading →

8 Ways to Stay Faithful and Focused on Christ

I have been asked many times, “Chaplain how do you do it?” How do you stay faithful and focused on Christ during deployment? This is one application. Another, is how do ... Continue Reading →

Are you for us or our enemies? Neither!

During my second deployment (Iraq 2005-2006), I was asked by a soldier if I thought God was on our side or on the side of the Muslim terrorists that kept blowing us up every day. I ... Continue Reading →

In Too Deep

During Desert Storm, I was a 20 year old PFC. Being out of the United States of America for the very first time and traveling to Saudi Arabia was quite a culture shock for a guy from ... Continue Reading →

Draw Near to God

Soldiers join the military for a plethora of reasons and originate from just as many unique family situations. It has taken me decades to reconcile with God and family members over ... Continue Reading →