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Chaplains Corner

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

Chaplain Ronald Jones, Senior Chaplain

Chaplain, Stan Stadnicki (pending)

Location: Nationwide
Members: 33
Member Activity: Jun 20

Welcome All,

2016 will likely challenge our endurance, hold fast and "May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ" (2 Th 3:5). 

Blessings,

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.]

 

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Comment by Ronald Jones on June 20, 2016 at 5:51am

Every day and night our first responders answer a calling on their lives that does not go unnoticed. We may not receive praise for our efforts but there is One who does. Stay safe and keep the faith, our calling is God ordained. CH Ron

Comment by Ronald Jones on May 28, 2016 at 5:04am

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze
A young Marine saluted it, and then
He stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought, how many men like him
Had fallen through the years?
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?

How many Pilots' planes shot down?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, Freedom is not free.

I heard the sound of taps one night,
When everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That taps had meant "Amen"
When a flag had draped a coffin
of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
at the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, Freedom isn't free!!

Copyright 1981 by Kelly Strong

(used with permission)

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Comment by Ronald Jones on May 10, 2016 at 7:17pm

Cam & Janet....copy that!!


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Comment by Janet Liebsch on May 10, 2016 at 5:57pm

Wonderful Chaplain Ron and will definitely keep you all in prayers. Stay safe and Cam's right ~ take some pics if time permits :)

Comment by Cam Mitchell on May 10, 2016 at 5:28pm

Congratulations Chaplain! We will keep you in our prayers as well as the survivors. By the way, we will be expecting to see some pics here on USFRA.

Comment by Ronald Jones on May 10, 2016 at 4:48pm

I'm honored to be serving with support services during National Police Week in Washington, DC. Please keep me, other volunteers and especially the survivors in mind with the following if you would. Blessings, CH Ron

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