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Of Trash and Treasure

2010-11-23T00:00:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Family|

Things that I plan to leave for my children seem petty compared to the enduring legacy my heavenly Father has left to me.


2017-01-26T11:26:52+00:00 November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Academies/ROTC|

May we boldly encourage the lifestyle our mottos, creeds, and principles promote--in order that we may not be put to shame.

Two General Orders

2010-11-15T00:00:00+00:00 November 15th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

Follow these two not-so-simple orders to be a godly leader.

The Chaplaincy

2010-10-04T00:00:00+00:00 October 4th, 2010|Categories: Chaplains|

In a combat zone soldiers can rarely say, "Chaplain, you just don't know what I'm going through."

Leadership Q&A

2010-08-10T00:00:00+00:00 August 10th, 2010|Categories: Leadership|

Jesus has called us to take a stand in such a time as this. Laying low, and compromising are outside of our calling.

What Are You Reading?

2010-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 April 27th, 2010|Categories: Leadership|

When I was on the faculty of the Army War College one of my favorite questions to ask visiting senior leaders, was "What are you reading right now?"

What’s Your Altitude

2010-02-11T00:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Categories: Leadership|

Did you know that your altitude determines your attitude? Jesus, the highest being there ever was and ever will be, voluntarily lowered Himself.

Keep the End in Mind

2009-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2009|Categories: Family|

Looking ahead motivates us to live, work, and plan while we wait--and it is the key to living in the present with energy and hope.

Strong Tower

2017-02-22T16:35:47+00:00 December 2nd, 2009|Categories: Faith & Military|

Proverbs 18:10 is a marvelous verse. It describes both protection and direction. "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."

The Chaplain’s Role

2009-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

Because of the patrol rotations, a chaplain may find himself preaching at multiple services to accommodate his soldiers. This is the life of a field chaplain.

Step by Step Guide

2009-11-11T00:00:00+00:00 November 11th, 2009|Categories: Small Groups|

Getting a local OCF Fellowship started is not difficult. The following steps are listed logically, and may or may not happen chronologically.


2009-07-22T00:00:00+00:00 July 22nd, 2009|Categories: Leadership|

There are no guarantees that any of us will be promoted. But we do have the assurance that we can rest in Him.

A Questionable Life

2017-01-26T10:34:43+00:00 July 16th, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

1 Peter 3:15 tells us to always be prepared to give an answer. I call that 'living a questionable life' where you are open to others questioning you.

Dear Chaplain

2017-01-26T10:52:34+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

An open letter from chaplains answers questions about going to war, being deployed, families of deployed, and those considering the chaplaincy.

The Jungles of War

2009-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 June 29th, 2009|Categories: Ethics & War|

How well do you reflect the gospel in the pain-filled eyes of a frightened seven-year-old girl whose grandparents you just helped kill?

What Right Looks Like

2009-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 June 29th, 2009|Categories: Junior and Company Grade|

With the ability of the media to reach out to all corners of the globe and to report on the conduct, or misconduct, of soldiers, leaders have an even greater responsibility than ever to demonstrate what right looks like.

Three Looks

2009-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 June 29th, 2009|Categories: Leadership|

As Christian officers desiring to exercise biblical leadership -- faced with constant flux and in the process of growing in our capacity to lead -- how can we best prepare for our next leadership role?

Professional Perspectives

2009-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 June 25th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|

OCF finds it appropriate to help senior officers meet the spiritual demands and opportunities of their important positions.


2009-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 June 24th, 2009|Categories: Leadership|

Good commands all have one thing in common -- a healthy atmosphere of respect for authority.

Always Faithful

2017-01-25T15:03:49+00:00 June 17th, 2009|Categories: Finance|

It's important to be a proper steward of the finances God entrusts to Officers's Christian Fellowship.

Test Me!

2009-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 June 17th, 2009|Categories: Finance|

God through the prophet Malachi told the Old Testament Jews that they were robbing God.

Wax the Car

2009-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 June 17th, 2009|Categories: Faith & Military|

Every time that I struggle with times in my life where He is stretching me, I remember to simply, "wax the car…sand the floor."

Test Me!

2009-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 June 17th, 2009|Categories: Finance|

God through the prophet Malachi told the Old Testament Jews that they were robbing God.

Returning Home

2009-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2009|Categories: Deployments|

The adjustments families need to make can be improved by a good understanding of the stresses of separation and a strategy for thriving.

Situational Awareness

2009-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 June 16th, 2009|Categories: Faith & Military|

If you're in your thirties, you are living in a generational, social, and professional gap by no choice of your own. This positioning brings tremendous professional and spiritual challenges; and opportunities.