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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Smith magazine developed a series of competitions that challenged people to write six word memoirs.  One theme was love and marriage.  Here are two examples: “Found true love, married someone else” and “Not always perfect, but so worthwhile”.  What about…

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‘Tis the season to be impulsive

Posted November 22, 2013 by Jeanne Morrow

The Winter Holidays are a time of festivities, food, friends, and family. They are also a time when we allow ourselves to be excessive with the quick rationalization of “It’s the holidays!” Or, “It’s only once a year!” Or, “I’ll worry about it later!” The problem with that logic is that this excessive, impulsive behavior…

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Holidays offer a time for reflection

Posted December 20, 2013 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

As the holidays approach, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the past year. With all of the budget cuts/uncertainties and the corresponding furloughs and recent force management announcements, 2013 was a year filled with many challenges. It was also a year filled with many successes. Through the extraordinary determination and dedication of each and…

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

Posted March 21, 2014 by

– Have you ever heard of the fruit of the Spirit?  It is found in the New Testament and states, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Are these virtues automatic or easy?  The answer is found in the last item of the fruit: self-control.  If the…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We all have our “idols”.  Although most of us don’t possess tiny figurines, we do track the whereabouts of famous people and read every piece of juicy gossip about their lives. We also think and dream about owning the latest…

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It is my honor and privilege

Posted September 19, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. David Wade

How do you respond when someone says thank you? Do you smile and nod your head? Do you say, “No problem.”? How about, “I am just doing my job.” Perhaps a thank you catches you off guard and you fail to provide a response at all? I understand all of these reactions. It is easy…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Next week the celebration of Hanukkah begins. This eight-day celebration is also known as the Festival of Lights and/or the Feast of Dedication. It is holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean…

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Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Contemplation is a lost art. Most people can manage some type of prayer but contemplation is much harder to do.  Medieval teacher Hugh of St. Victor says that “what prayer asks, contemplation finds.” Contemplation then is marveling at the wonder,…

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Chapel Corner

Posted June 5, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community. Is rest necessary? Rest is different from sleep because a long night of sleep may not be very restful. How many of us have tossed and turned only to have bags under our eyes the next day? Rest instead is the…

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Be proud of your role this Independence Day

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by…

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