Hope | Be Open to Possibilities

We all need to have hope! Even in the worst of times, there is still a possibility. Hope just does not come from wild imaginations, but realities that can be open to us all. Hope is the step prior to inspiration that is necessary to help us get through life. People that believe in God seem to have more hope in their lives. Every day I hope that I can impact someone’s life for the better. I hope that you will join me in...

Faith

It has always seemed to me that people who suddenly acquired faith have gone through an extreme crisis in their lives. I have faith, but I cannot connect it to any huge crisis. My faith grew as I recognized the many blessings I received throughout my life. Faith is a wonderful gift from God. Make it one of the cornerstones of your life. It will see you through whatever happens to come your...

Chaplain’s Message: Enjoy Each Day

The Rev. John Gray in a recent column of Roll Call, the official newsletter of the Sampson Air Force Base Veterans association, had a message that I thought was right on target. Here is what he had to say about living out our lives. “It doesn’t help to dwell on that reality. I believe we need to take things, one day at a time, sometimes even one minute at a time. Death will come when it comes. In the meantime I firmly believe God wants us to enjoy each day as best we can. I also believe we don’t have to do everything ourselves. God will take care of our worries and concerns, including our eventual demise. It seems in my old age I am learning all over again how to turn my days over to the Lord in prayer, letting God take care of what I cannot. And then, when I am free of all those impossible concerns and worries I can better focus on what I can do – which is to be more patient with myself and to pay more attention to what is going on around me, day by day; to enjoy the day to its fullest. Life does get tedious; the days seem shorter and my memory is not as sharp as it was even a year ago. Growing old is certainly not for sissies, but praise God, help is available. We have always been in God’s hands; that never...