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CJFLCC-OIR chaplains provide Easter services throughout Iraq

 

Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – Early Sunday morning at Union III, the sound of a guitar and hymns being sung could be heard among the pitter-patter of raindrops. Before the sun had even come up, a group of Soldiers endured the weather to gather for an Easter sunrise service. By the end of the service, the rain subsided, giving Soldiers the opportunity to take in their surroundings.

The Easter sunrise service was just one of five religious services held at Union III and one of many services across the Combined Joint Force Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJFLCC-OIR) area of operations in celebration of the holiday.

“At each location across the CJFLCC we held Christian services, which include protestant and Catholic, and Latter Day Saints,” said Lt. Col. David A. Bowlus, CJFLCC-OIR chaplain.

Capt. Christopher S. Davis, chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gives the sermon at an Easter sunrise service in Baghdad, Iraq, March 27, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katie Eggers)

Capt. Christopher S. Davis, chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gives the sermon at an Easter sunrise service in Baghdad, Iraq, March 27, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katie Eggers)

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Kris Wolf: How to Recover from Rejection

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – Self-esteem reminds me of a water balloon dipped in tanning oil. We want to have a handle on it, but our grasp is momentary at best.

And the ego. Well the ego is a savage. A hungry carnivore leaving a trail of messy carnage, if left to its own devices.

I am going to speak to the female ego and self-esteem here, but fellas, you can probably relate too. Yet there is something special about how women feed their ego, and thus experience a positive self-esteem.

I have yet to meet a man Who can change the will of GOD. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Kris Wolfe: She Was Just a Receptionist

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – Recently, my husband and I attended a conference for motorcycle dealers from all over the country. It was a 2-day event, held in a hotel with meals and speaking/training carefully coordinated.

I met the lady who did all of the planning on the way into the opening dinner and then happened to be seated next to her. Everyone was introducing themselves and their lofty titles with the company, so I asked her, “What is your official title?” She said, “Oh I’m just a receptionist. I’m no one important.”

What?

Just a receptionist? But being important is not the same as looking important. And being important has a lot more to do with who we are than who we appear to be.

Just a receptionist? But being important is not the same as looking important. And being important has a lot more to do with who we are than who we appear to be.

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The Bells of Christmas

 

Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christmas PresentsI heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Candle Burning «Read the rest of this article»

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A Prayer for Those Affected by Abuse

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – April is child abuse awareness month. There are many ways we can become involved in helping in our community, and it starts in our own homes and neighborhoods.

According to Domestic Violence Statistics, “Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. «Read the rest of this article»

 

My Two Cents: #Gabestrong

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN “Faith and understanding rest on the hope of eternal life.  Before time began, God promised to give that life.  And he does not lie.” Titus 1.

It seemed only fitting that former Clarksville City Councilman Gabe Segovia would lose his battle to cancer on the day God chose to begin his life.  And while there are many who think that is so sad, I celebrate for Gabe.

The pain is gone.  The suffering is over.  Now, go rest my brother!

Gabe Segovia with Hank Bonecutter at the WJZM studios, Clarksville after a two hour interview about the discovery of his cancer.

Gabe Segovia with Hank Bonecutter at the WJZM studios, Clarksville after a two hour interview about the discovery of his cancer.

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Feeling Small in the World Today?

 

Kris Wolfe“When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:”

~Psalm 8:3-6

A beautiful ocean view from the Mayan Ruins at Talum

A beautiful ocean view from the Mayan Ruins at Talum

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Bible Reading Tips for Adult “Beginners”

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – I was late to the party. I was in my 30s before I started reading the Bible. I mean, I had touched them here and there, even opened them once or twice, and had somehow memorized the 23rd Psalm from hearing people speak it at funerals or in movies. So basically, I knew nothing.

I have been going to church weekly for about 7 years. And about three years ago, I got the calling to go to grad school to learn how to counsel people biblically. I have always been an adviser and helper. But I wanted to know how to help people in a more meaningful, less self-serving (for me and for them) way.

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Christmas Bells

 

Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christmas PresentsI heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Candle Burning «Read the rest of this article»

 

Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs lone senior Kristen Stainback wants to close career with return trip to postseason

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – As a freshman four years ago, Kristen Stainback and her teammates – including three other freshmen — went to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, making it to the tournament’s second round.

Now three years later, two seasons without a postseason appearance, and being the lone player from that quartet of freshmen to remain, Stainback wants to finish her career enjoying every moment and helping this year’s teammates know how it feels to make the postseason.

APSU's Kristen Stainback «Read the rest of this article»

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