By Chaplain (Capt.) Jeff Crispin Special to GUIDONI enjoy a bit of gardening, and it is the time of year that I’m starting to see some return on my efforts.Seeds that were planted are growing above ground and I can start to anticipate what I’ll be eating from my backyard garden.I think there are some great life principles that can be learned from gardening. Here are a few that … [Read more...] about How does your garden grow?
By Chaplain (Maj.) Jeff Roberson Special to GUIDONMy wife and I, like many others in the military, dream of a place to call our own.I would be content to have a home on a few acres, with a pond, and a small orchard. The thought of being able to set down roots and remain in one place sounds pretty nice. However, I know that this dream will not come to pass until my service to Uncle Sam … [Read more...] about Planning for your future
Imagine the silence inside the holy sepulcher on Holy Saturday.Picture the strange silence and stillness of the day when Jesus “died in the flesh.” Jesus the Christ descended into the abode of the dead. An ancient homily captures the pervading silence that surrounded Christ’s sacred body on that day before Easter. It reads, “Something strange is happening- there is a great silence on earth … [Read more...] about By rising, he restored our life
One of our heroes during the Korean War was Navy aviator, Ensign Jesse Brown.Growing up an African-American in 1940s Mississippi, Brown had to overcome long odds and the evils of racism to become a naval aviator. Yet, he succeeded, and in 1950, was assigned to 32nd Fighter Squadron flying F4U-4 Corsairs in the skies of North Korea. He won air combat medals for leading his aircraft section as … [Read more...] about Patriotism knows no color
This week, churches following the common cycle readings for the Christian year will read the “Parable of the Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30).Even if that is not your tradition, this article presents the opportunity for you to join believers around the world as they ponder this passage anew. While the “Parable of the Talents” proves multivalent, presenting many possible applications, this … [Read more...] about The ‘Parable of the Talents’