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A place for members to share concerns, prayers, and inspiration.

Chaplain Ronald Jones, Senior Chaplain

Chaplain, Stan Stadnicki (pending)

Location: Nationwide
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Member Activity: Sep 13

Welcome All,

It's hard to believe we are already into 2014. Please remain vigilant and practice self care each and every day. "No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13

CH Ron

A snippet of history pertaining to the chaplain

“When George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, chaplains were already present for duty. Washington could count fifteen chaplains serving with the twenty-three regiments gathered around Boston. The Continental Congress gave the chaplains its official recognition on 29 July l775, when it voted pay for various officers and enlisted personnel in the Continental Army not previously covered in its resolution of l6 July.” Nearly a year later General George Washington issued the following General Order:”

July 9, 1776
The Hon. Continental Congress having been pleased to allow a Chaplain to each Regiment, with the pay of Thirty-three Dollars and one third pr month—The Colonels or commanding officers of each regiment are directed to procure Chaplains accordingly; persons of good Characters and exemplary lives—To see that all inferior officers and soldiers pay them a suitable respect and attend carefully upon religious exercises. The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger—The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country. Signed, George Washington
[Source: The Writings of George Washington, John C. Fitzpatrick, editor (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), Vol. 4, p. 347, February 26, 1776 Order; and Writings (1932), Vol. 5, pp. 244-245, July 9, 1776 Order.]

 

Discussion Forum

Prayer request for Etta (and Fyre)

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Sep 9. 11 Replies

I posted this on Facebook but wanted to share it here too. As some of you may know, USFRA member Etta has battled health issues for some time and unfortunately it sounds like things…Continue

Tags: healing, prayer

Group preparing to press military for atheist chaplain

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Craig Taylor Sep 6. 4 Replies

I can't find any updates since last week's planned meeting with the Navy and MAAF but just sharing as FYI in case you guys hadn't heard about this...…Continue

Tags: Navy, considering, DoD, chaplain, atheist

Atheist Group Complains so Navy Removes Donated Bibles From All Lodges, Hotels

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Ronald Jones Aug 15. 4 Replies

Military chaplains are calling for donated Bibles to be allowed back in Navy lodges after an atheist group…Continue

Tags: atheists, FFRF, lobbied, lodges, hotels

WHEN 911 NEEDS 911 – CALL SERVE & PROTECT

Started by Ronald Jones Apr 27. 0 Replies

I volunteer with Serve & Protect and know the positive work with our first responders that is taking place every day. Lives are being saved. If you or a co-worker are struggling please know we stand ready to assist, help get the word out, your…Continue

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Comment by Bob Allard on September 13, 2014 at 11:17am

Love your post

Comment by Ronald Jones on September 13, 2014 at 4:15am

In 1947 Peter Marshall, chaplain of the U.S. Senate, said, “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.”

I hope we all have gotten the memo that the solution is not political. No politician from any party will be able to turn this country around. Our primary problem is spiritual, and the only solution for turning our nation around is spiritual. That will come as a result of people praying.
The prophet Habakkuk understood this when he prayed, “I have heard all about you, LORD. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy” (Habakkuk 3:2 NLT).
God gave the prescription for the healing of a nation in 2 Chronicles 7:14. God said, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” That is what we want. Lord, heal our Land. Lord, turn America in the right direction again. Turn America back toward You. Let’s pray to that end. (From the writings of Greg Laurie)

USFRA Staff
Comment by Capt. D Lewis on September 5, 2014 at 11:54pm

I like your comment Chappy and you're absolutely right! I wish I could spill the beans with what I saw over there. Just know that everyone should be ready to protect themselves should the need arise.

Comment by Ronald Jones on September 5, 2014 at 5:36am

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is a instrument for the people to restrain the government..." Patrick Henry
"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 9, 1788. It is incumbent upon every freedom loving individual to revisit the thoughts and mindset of those who sacrificed so much in order to fulfill the dream of a fledgling nation like no other in history. We are exceptional, we are lovers of freedom and by Gods grace are privileged to live in these United States of America. As first responders we are on the front lines every day, what an awesome responsibility we share in preserving those hard fought principals that make us who we are. May God bless each and every one who continues to "fight the good fight" (1 Tim 6:12). Decerto! Ch Ron

Comment by Ronald Jones on September 5, 2014 at 3:59am

When trouble comes, focus on God's ability to care for you.
Charles Stanley

Comment by Ronald Jones on August 26, 2014 at 2:03pm

God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

Comment by Ronald Jones on August 6, 2014 at 8:17pm

Comment by Ronald Jones on August 6, 2014 at 8:10pm

Comment by Ronald Jones on July 22, 2014 at 10:19am

We may look today at people in the church who are called to be pastors or evangelists or worship leaders or elders and conclude they are the spiritual elite.

Meanwhile, someone is laboring away as an accountant or a waitress or a nurse or a teacher and might be thinking, I'm not as significant as they are. They're really making a difference for the kingdom of God—and what am I accomplishing?

God has called each and every one of us to different vocations. Paul was called to be an apostle by the will of God. But Steve can be called to be an architect by the will of God. Mary can be called to be a nurse by the will of God. Joan can be called to be an attorney by the will of God. Jack can be called to be a police officer by the will of God.

Each of us has a part to play. The highest calling of God is what God has called you to be. There is no higher. We need to be faithful to what the Lord has called us to.

You may think it is a higher calling to preach. Granted, it is a high calling—and a great privilege. But the highest calling is what God has called you to do. So don't feel like a secondclass citizen if you aren't in full-time ministry.

(an excerpt from Every Day with Jesus by Greg Laurie, 2013)

Comment by Ronald Jones on July 6, 2014 at 4:05pm

 
 
 

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