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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...

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    Chaplain: Encourage others to be a blessing

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainAnd let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24, ESV).At one time or another, someone has probably challenged you to accomplish something. It might have been at sports, on the job or within your family.   Read More...

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    Chaplain: The Lord’s Favor

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainThe Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn. (Isaiah 61:1-2, NIV).Christmas and New Year’s Day link together in our minds.   Read More...

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    Chaplain: Write to Remember

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainOh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll, 24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead or engraved in rock forever! (Job 19:23-24, NIV).Writing rarely seems to come naturally for most people. If parents could make their children write everything from age two through adulthood, writing would be more normal than talking.   Read More...

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    Chaplain: Three Keys to Personal Peace

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainI have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.   Read More...