By Chaplain (Maj.) Keith FerrellThere comes a time in a person’s life when they are forced to face a difficult decision about many things. Among them is who to marry, what college to attend or simply where to live. Then there are moments in life where your decision can literally be life and death. It is in each of these moments that our character and our person are molded. Very few understand … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: When others won’t, the veteran will
By Chaplain (Capt.) Ariel CastilloThe season of fall is, once again, quickly becoming my favorite season of the year. As a child, believe it or not, I dreaded the thought of fall.It signified the end of summer, freedom and sun — not to mention the beginning of school, cooler days and longer nights. Perhaps it was just me, but I even found people to be a bit less cordial toward one … [Read more...] about A dreadfully beautiful season
By Chaplain (Capt.) Lelys MillerAs the holidays approach, I begin to think about all of those holiday recipes that my mother has sent me through the years.I ponder on which ones to incorporate into this year’s holiday meals, whether spent away with family or here with new friends.I meditate about one of my favorite cookies that I grew up eating called Quequis (pronounced Kaykis) … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Everything we need
By Thomas RobinsonIf you consider yourself a healthy individual, you probably have no plan to visit the doctor any time soon. In fact, the only time you ever make plans to visit the doctor is for the required annual comprehensive medical check-up. There may be times when there is some pain or discomfort in your body, which just doesn’t want to go away. But, for the most part, you are … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Do you really need a spiritual check-up?
By Chaplain (Capt.) Hyuntae KimAs we will soon begin to feel the cooler temperatures of autumn, we will suddenly realize that we only have a couple of months left in 2018.It will be Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will finish up the calendar for this year.With this change of season and the upcoming holidays, we also turn our thoughts to time with family. But … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Show your love in action
When the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall recently made its only stop in Missouri, a Fort Leonard Wood chaplain was there to provide religious support.The Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association worked to bring “The Wall That Heals” to the central Missouri area. Among the activities during the wall’s five-day stay in Ava, Missouri, was a “field service” provided by Chap. (Maj.) Daryl … [Read more...] about FLW chaplain provides support for traveling Vietnam wall
By Chaplain (Maj.) Miller EichelbergerHave you ever felt paralyzed because of pain? What about a past pain; something very painful from your past?If so, you understand that this kind of pain can become so overbearing that it can consume a person’s life as he or she tries to reduce and/or stop their pain inside.In my experience as a Family Life chaplain, I often have people that … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: A season of forgiveness
By Chaplain (Capt.) Bernardino YebraSpecial to GUIDONHave you noticed how many sports teams use powerful animals as their team names?Think of teams such as the Chicago Bulls, Clemson Tigers, Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Obviously, the name is supposed to represent the strength and majesty of the animal but, too, the abilities and prowess of the team’s … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Wolf or lamb?
By Chaplain (Maj.) Joshua A. Metz Special to GUIDONThe reading for this week, Psalm 124, recounts how the Lord saved his people from military disaster. Moreover, the Psalms’ heading attributes the work to King David, who was no stranger to military operations. Time and time again, as David trusted in the Lord, the Lord saved him from what appeared to be a hopeless situation: whether as an … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: The true constant
By Chaplain (Capt.) George OancaSpecial to GUIDONIn the early 1960s Premier Khrushchev was speaking before the Supreme Soviet Council.During this speech, he became severely critical of the late Premier Joseph Stalin. While he was speaking, someone from the audience sent up a note saying, “What were you doing when Stalin committed all these atrocities?”.When the note made its way … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Are you afraid to stand and be counted?
By Chaplain (Capt.) Matthew Woodside Special to GUIDONWhen I was little, my mother would tell me to “be still and quit squirming around.” She used to ask me if I had “ants in my pants.”I really had no idea what she meant, but her words came home to roost when I was blessed with my own two sons who also seemingly had “ants in their pants.”I used to play a game with my youngest son. … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: The power of being still
By Chaplain (Maj.) Charles BanksSpecial to GUIDONDoes my job matter to God? A dear friend of mine, retired Master Sgt. Russ Gehrlein, asked that question of the Holy Bible to discover what God has to say about our jobs. What he found so impressed him that he decided to compile his research and publish a book entitled “Immanuel Labor – God’s Presence in our Profession.”Perhaps you … [Read more...] about Does my job matter to God?
By Chaplain (Maj.) Clark Sneed Special to GUIDONWork willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” — Colossians 3:23 (NLT)Imagine that you work for an organization where every employee arrived at work determined to offer their day’s labor as their sacrifice to God.How might your day be different?Paul writes this to the Church … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Our vocation and devotion
GUIDON staffThe Protestant Women of the Chapel Fall Kickoff is scheduled from 8:45 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Main Post Chapel.Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up for fall Bible studies and meet with other women.Free child care is available during the event.The PWOC meets Tuesday mornings at the chapel.For more information about the Fall Kickoff, contact Susan Rostad … [Read more...] about PWOC Fall Kickoff happens Tuesday
By Chaplain (Maj.) Luis AndaSpecial to GUIDONSome of the most quoted scriptures on necklaces, desktops, plaques and tattoos are, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that…” Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ …” and Joshua 1:9, “… be strong and courageous…”I’m sure there are a few more that you may be able to articulate, like Ephesians 6, “the Armor of … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Asking for a ‘heart tattoo’