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Having a Battle Buddy is Important

  “How have you sinned since last we met?”   This isn’t a question you want to hear from your senior chaplain or pastor—or any other person in spiritual authority over […]

A Salvation Story

A Salvation Story For All Help couldn’t come fast enough Housing 110,000 captives—more than a quarter of them American—Stalag VII A was the largest prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World […]

Advice For Military Dads

Looking back over my military career, I can honestly say it was easier carrying out my duties on the job than it was being a good father to my two […]

Support Your Local Chaplain

Expectations We’ve seen it in every chapel we’ve attended.  Whether our chaplains minister in operational units or the community chapel—or both—they are constantly faced with unrealistic expectations of those they […]

Love Your Chaplain

Chaplain? Father Mulcahy! For many, the only chaplain they’ve seen is Father Mulcahy on the TV show M.A.S.H. A kind-hearted, wise and faithful priest, he was a key supporting character. […]

Success or Significance

Right or Wrong I led workplace Bible studies over the lunch hour during my days in the military.  I was part of the leadership team for the chapel parish council, […]

Glorifying Me

Huge Egos Thinking back through my time in the military, it’s a lot easier to remember folks with huge egos than it is to recall men and women who consistently […]

What Are We Sacrificing?

Innocent Sacrifice When I met him, Sidney was an elderly man who had served with the British army in the Far East during World War II.  Shortly after his arrival in Singapore, his […]

A God’s-Eye View

Difficult Decisions We all face difficult decisions in our military careers and in our daily duties.  Years ago I was selected for an assignment to South Korea.  I had three […]

Hang In There

Press on… Hang In… Persevere After working on a major project for a couple of months, I had to convince three senior officers of the value of my proposal.  Following […]