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Welcome All,

As we enter 2015 please remain vigilant and practice self care each and every day. Let us go about the days ahead remembering, "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10  Blessings upon you and your families.

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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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Fema Trains Pastors to Prep for Martial Law. As Riots, Race Wars, Violence

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By Mark W. Johnson - U.S. Army Chaplain CorpsWASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – As "March Madness" makes its annual appearance on the American sports scene, fans who understand the history of basketball know Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891.…Continue

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Words can never describe the debt of gratitude to those who paid the ultimate price to preserve this nations freedom and liberty and to those families left behind. Blessings CH Ron

Comment by Ronald Jones on May 16, 2015 at 4:02am

Armed Forces Day

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2

This is Armed Forces Day, a time to offer prayer for those who risk their lives to keep us safe. It’s also a good time to recall the radio address Franklin Roosevelt read as he announced the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. His entire speech was a prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph….

Oh, that we had national leaders who would lead us in prayer in times like these! Let’s take up the cause and pray earnestly for our Armed Forces today.

And for us at home—fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas—whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them—help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt

(From Dr. David Jeremiah)


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Comment by Bob Allard on May 13, 2015 at 12:56pm

Let's remember the Good stuff the Police do, its always the bad stuff on the news and never the good.

Comment by Ronald Jones on May 12, 2015 at 6:50pm

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Comment by Ronald Jones on April 27, 2015 at 8:56am

Thanks Bob,blessings. Ron


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Comment by Bob Allard on April 27, 2015 at 8:46am

I always read these articles

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Comment by Officer Derek Tomlinson on April 5, 2015 at 12:11pm

I hope you have a Blessed Easter as well Chaplain Ron!

 
 
 

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