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    Chaplain: Preparing to Live

    By Allen Teal, Chaplain“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10, NIVIn life, sometimes the possibility of death surrounds us. I grew up in the Vietnam War era. I still think about Dan Rather reporting from Southeast Asia every evening with the day’s casualty and death count.   Read More...

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    Chaplain: The thoughts of a mother

    By Allen Teal, Chaplain“Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and often thought about them.” Luke 2:19Traditionally, May is the month to remember mom. Cards, notes, gifts, flowers and special meals are some of the ways that we honor our mothers. The Bible gives insight into why our moms are so special.Moms notice and remember the little things.Almost invariably, our mother recorded the milestones of our infancy and childhood in a baby book.   Read More...

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    Chaplain: Building Your Reputation

    By Allen Teal, Chaplain“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1, NIVThis April, we celebrate life and death. Palm Sunday arrives on the first Sunday of the month, and Easter comes on April 12. April is also the month when we embrace the end of winter and the life of spring.   Read More...

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    Chaplain: The Power of Presence

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainWe sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith. I Thessalonians 3:2, NIVBeing alone can be difficult. There is a reason that birds fly in flocks and four-footed animals migrate in herds.   Read More...

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    Chaplain: Caring for Others

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainHe answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind;” and, “Love your neighbor as yourself:” Luke 10:27 (NIV).Caring matters. In order for others to receive it, caring requires action. An adage attributed to Teddy Roosevelt says, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” In Luke chapter 10, Jesus tells the parable of the Goo...  Read More...