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Chaplain’s thoughts …

The other day I had a brief conversation with my doctor. When our conversation was nearly over he asked, “How are you chaplain?” Then...

What is your locus?

Your first thought to the commentary’s title was probably “what do you mean?” Merriam-Webster defines locus as “a central or main place where something...

Commentary: Unrest in America

Commanders, Please ensure wide distribution of this message. The death of George Floyd is a national tragedy. Every American should be outraged that the conduct exhibited...

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Earlier this month I attended the Air Force Chaplain Corps Summit. The chaplain summit is the annual gathering of Air Force, major command and...

Overcoming failures opportunity for growth

You will fail. The question is … how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior...

Don’t underestimate importance of sacrifice

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Feb. 19, 2015. As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a...

Chaplain’s thoughts … November 13, 2015

November is the month in which the United States celebrates Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a civil holiday, yet it has deep spiritual and religious roots....

Asking for help sign of strength not weakness

Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight-boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as “The Greatest.”...

An outbreak of COVID-Kindness? Am I symptomatic?

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — In the midst of this global pandemic, there is little-known outbreak of kindness, “COVID-Kindness,” happening around the world...

A modern military marriage

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, California — Six years and four months ago I married my husband. I was 19 years old and completely ignorant...

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