Commentary

February 14, 2014

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

- This Friday we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Although commercialism dominates the celebration, there is a historical background to the day that can benefit us. The holiday is named after Valentinus, a third century Roman who was imprisoned for performing “illegal” weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry, and for ministering to persecuted Christians. Despite Rome’s instance to cease his activities, his love for his fellow citizens motivated him to persevere, even to the point of death.

 

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community

- Ask God to show you how you can let the people in your life know how much you love and care about the sacrifices they make on your behalf.

 




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Pursuing dreams to fly, fight and win

Have you ever been told you didn’t have what it takes while pursuing a goal? Did you believe it? I did. My final year in college, the Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commander met with each senior to discuss our Air Force future. When asked what I hoped to do, like most of my peers...
 
 

Women’s history facts

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, a few more facts about women’s history for your enrichment. To gain further understanding of the impact these women had in history, a link regarding the fact is provided. In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. At that...
 
 

Everyone has a story to tell

We tend to believe that just because we haven’t won a Nobel Prize, or survived a horrific event, that our stories are not worth telling.  This notion is false; your story is worth telling. We often get caught up on other peoples’ stories, whether it is that of a famous actress or a war hero. ...
 

 

Growth Opportunities for the Week

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When you are hurting, whom can you trust? Gen. Ulysses S. Grant said, “The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those...
 
 
Air Force photograph

Rosie the Riveter and me

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow displays a tattoo of “Rosie the Riveter” to showcase how she became who she is today. The history of Rosie shows that with dedication and effort, anyone can do anythin...
 
 

Celebrating the work that social workers do

March is nationally recognized as Social Work Month. According to the National Association of Social Workers, since the first social work class was offered in the summer of 1898 at Columbia University, social workers have led the way developing private and charitable organizations to serve people in need. And now, social workers continue to address...
 




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