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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.

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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Basketball Inventor (Dr James Naismith) Served as Army Chaplain

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Capt. Fyre Walker yesterday. 1 Reply

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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Prayer Request for USFRA VP Janet Liebsch and her father

Started by Capt. Fyre Walker. Last reply by Bob Allard Feb 28. 4 Replies

Our Vice President of Operations…Continue

Chaplain punished for sharing his faith in suicide prevention class

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Chaplain P.J.Camacho Dec 23, 2014. 4 Replies

Here we go again (sigh)...By Todd Starnes - Fox…Continue

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Prayer request for Etta (and Fyre)

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Sep 9, 2014. 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

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Comment by Bob Allard on March 21, 2015 at 8:46am

Love read your stuff

Comment by Ronald Jones on March 21, 2015 at 5:20am

Comment by Ronald Jones on March 21, 2015 at 5:13am

FUTURE DEFENDER OF PEACE AND LIBERTY

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Comment by Ronald Jones on March 6, 2015 at 4:34pm

Jesse, welcome to the chaplains corner!


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Comment by Capt. D Lewis on March 2, 2015 at 12:42pm

Amen Chappy.

Comment by Ronald Jones on March 2, 2015 at 3:50am

Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Robins and sparrows fly. But when you look up and see an eagle...floating high above, you’re looking at a bird soaring. Yes, the eagle has to do some flying in the beginning, but eventually it connects with the thermal updrafts and taps into their power. The difference between flying and soaring is relying on a source of power beyond oneself.

The majesty of the eagle was noticed by the Old Testament writers as a symbol of strength and ability (Deuteronomy 28:49; Psalm 103:5). Isaiah thought the eagle was the perfect metaphor for the person who gained strength from God. The person who waits on (depends on, trusts in) the Lord will find the strength to “mount up with wings like eagles.” By definition, soaring means to be far above the problems of life; it means seeing what’s happening on earth from God’s perspective. With soaring comes understanding; with understanding comes patience and contentment.

If you are flying by your own strength today, wait on the Lord. Rise up with His power and gain His perspective on your circumstances.

Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.
D. L. Moody

(From David Jeremiah)

Comment by Ronald Jones on February 28, 2015 at 3:41pm


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Comment by Bob Allard on February 28, 2015 at 2:11pm

Thanks we will never forget


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Comment by Bree N. on February 27, 2015 at 10:12am
Thank you Ron! Many blessings to you also.
 
 
 

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