By Chaplain (Maj.) Joshua A. Metz Special to GUIDON The 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 Oanca Special to GUIDON In 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 GUIDON When 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 Banks Special to GUIDON Does 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 GUIDON Work 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 staff The 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 Anda Special to GUIDON Some 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’
By Chaplain (Maj.) Daryl Densford Special to GUIDON Elijah was one of those Old Testament prophets who was bigger than life. He boldly confronted the political and religious leaders of Israel and successfully challenged their false gods. On one occasion, he actually put to death Israel’s false prophets after defeating them in a challenge between their gods and Elijah’s God. After the … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner: Eat or die
By Chaplain (Maj.) Keith Ferrell Special to GUIDON Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 states “there is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven…” For parents across the Fort Leonard Wood community, the time has come to send the kids back to school. In fact, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the muted cheers and praises that summer has ended. … [Read more...] about About that time of year
By Chaplain (Capt.) Matt Burden Special to GUIDON It’s summertime. Warm afternoon storms have begun, and kids are out of school. Life continues in the regiment of training, permanent changes of station, and preparation for a new school year. How do we balance life? We all have a job to do — to serve our nation in preparation for that day we are called upon to defend her. It begins and … [Read more...] about Put in perspective
By Chaplain (Capt.) Brent Sanders Special to GUIDON Everywhere the Army sends me I hear the refrain: “Do you like to hunt and fish?” Not one to sit motionless for extended periods of time, I’ve never developed this seemingly mandatory passion. Besides, I’ve learned this is really code for, “You’ve landed another boring assignment in the middle of nowhere.” Over time, I’ve learned to … [Read more...] about Be fishers of men
By Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon Special to GUIDON Scriptures indicate that the movement of Christ-followers was in full motion in the first-century New Testament church because those who came to Jesus could not keep to themselves his scandalous saving news. Such news was, is, and will always be transforming to the core of mankind’s DNA for only God is our creator and he knows what we … [Read more...] about Scandalous Christianity
Chaplain (Maj.) Jorge Budez Special to GUIDON In the years following his death, Jesus became truly incarnated in the lives, the sufferings and the hopes of the first Christian communities. His spirit guided them, strengthened them, encouraged them and comforted them. He was the “Christ” in every state of their lives in the streets and villages, in the countryside and the fields. The … [Read more...] about Jesus the ‘Good Master’
By Derek Gean Assistant editor firstname.lastname@example.org Registration is now open for Fort Leonard Wood’s Vacation Bible School scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 through 27 at the Main Post Chapel. This year’s VBS is themed “Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus,” and is sponsored by the installation’s Religious Support Office. According to Rachel Rondon, VBS director, the program is open to … [Read more...] about Registration open for Vacation Bible School
By Chaplain (Maj.) Charles Banks Special to GUIDON Pray together, stay together — principles supporting that saying include the ideas that people can disagree without being disagreeable, that synergy can be achieved when we love our neighbor as ourselves, and that God provides the wisdom needed to bring peace among those who humbly seek his purposes above their own (James … [Read more...] about Pray together, stay together