The Chaplain's Corner

Why "Wild At Heart" Is My Favorite Book - Part 3

May 8, 2015, 12:00 am

For many of us, it is easy to go through life without questioning it. We either react to life or just go with the flow. For years I pretty much followed down the road of reacting to life. 

Why "Wild At Heart" Is My Favorite Book - Part 2

May 1, 2015, 12:00 am

Prior to reading Wild at Heart I didn’t really give much thought to my role as a husband and father. If you would have asked me to grade my performance in either of these roles, I would have given myself pretty high marks.

Why "Wild At Heart" Is My Favorite Book - Part 1

April 24, 2015, 12:00 am

Wild at Heart is my favorite book. I have read it fourteen times and have listened to the audiobook at least three times. I make sure there are copies of this book available for... 

Easter Reflections - Part 4

April 17, 2015, 12:00 am

I remember several years ago sitting in my parent’s house watching a movie called “The Robe”. I had watched it before without much of a reaction. This time, however, one particular scene really got to me. 

Easter Reflections - Part 2 & 3

April 10, 2015, 12:00 am

Prior to being arrested, Jesus was in a garden talking to God. He knew that He was going to face a horrible beating and humiliation and then a painful death on a cross. 

Easter Reflections - Part 1

April 3, 2015, 12:00 am

For the most part, Jesus avoided situations that were going to place him in a position of elevated status. There were a few occasions when his closest followers wanted to proclaim his greatness to others, 

Five Keys to Successful Parenting - Part 5

March 27, 2015, 12:00 am

My feeling is that it is essential for us as parents and grandparents to build a spiritual foundation for our kids. We need to teach them about God. This teaching needs to begin very early in their lives. This needs to be done in a variety of ways. 

Five Keys to Successful Parenting - Part 4

March 20, 2015, 12:00 am

In the Old Testament, Book of Proverbs, parents are instructed to train a child in the way he should go. The next verse in that passage says: “The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is a servant to the lender.” 

Five Keys to Successful Parenting - Part 3

March 13, 2015, 12:00 am

It is no secret that the words a parent chooses to say can have a tremendous impact on a child. More than anyone else in the world, parents have the power to shape their child’s future and the confidence of their child by what they say.

Five Keys to Successful Parenting - Part 2

March 6, 2015, 12:00 am

Anyone who has raised kids or is in the process of raising kids, knows there are times when kids do things that fuel our anger. After working with hundreds of kids over the years, I am convinced that parental anger ...

Five Keys to Successful Parenting - Part 1

February 27, 2015, 12:00 am

After working with families for over thirty years, I have come to the conclusion that the most important thing we can do for our kids is build a relationship with them. 

Love Is - Part 5

February 20, 2015, 12:00 am

There are so many good references to love in 1 Corinthians 13 that I couldn’t resist the urge to write one more blog. The word for this week is “hopeful.” 

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