By Chaplain Gordon Ruddick, Peace Health Medical Center, Springfield, Oregon As chaplains, we’ve always been required to wear “business casual” to work. Still true. Now, though,  there’s a new addition. All employees are required to wear a yellow, slightly itchy, hospital mask during our workday. In order to enter one of only three entrances we…

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Chaplain response to NAS Pensacola terrorist attack By Chaplain Nick Dewhurst, US Navy Reserve, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida On Friday December 6, 2019, there was an attack on students at Naval Air Station Pensacola. At the time, the news reported over 11 hurt and several fatalities. The moment I heard of the events, I…

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Retired Chaplain Rivals the Energizer Bunny By Chaplain Bob Hicks, USAF, Retired & FBI Volunteer Cars, Taxis, & Walking CRU International Report 2019 Unlike years’ past, this 2019 found me serving the military in four countries.  It was a very busy fall schedule taking me to Canada, Ukraine, Israel and Kenya. Kingston, Ontario, Canada Through…

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Finding Hope in the Midst of Crisis By Chaplain Evan Spencer, Salem VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia Here’s how one VA chaplain reaches out to confined patients…through closed circuit TV (CCTV) Welcome, and thanks for joining us!  Hi, I’m Chaplain Evan Spencer and I’d like to talk to you today about finding hope in the…

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COVID-19 impact on life and ministry By Chaplain Jason Dong, Oregon Army National Guard, Deployed Greetings from Kosovo!  Unfortunately, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 occurred on one of our bases here in Kosovo.  (Approximately 60 cases have been reported in Kosovo with 1 death.)  Restrictions on movement and social interaction where I’m located have…

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Pastor-friend’s long-term prayer for chaplain-friend By Chaplain Greg Uvila, LCDR, US Navy,Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, WA Recently at the CBNW annual enrichment conference we experienced phenomenal preaching and teaching by Pastor Jeff Vandestelt.  He wisely articulated what “Everyday Evangelism” is.  Pastor Jeff challenged us in many important ways; particularly one stuck like…

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Guard chaplain supports peacekeepers in Kosovo By Chaplain Jason Dong, Oregon Army National Guard, Deployed Greetings from Kosovo!  I hope this finds you in peace and good health.  We arrived in Kosovo five days ago.  Unfortunately, I’ve already become quite sick as the poor air quality reignited by chronic sinusitis into an infection.  Due to…

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Chaplain preps himself for divine duty By Chaplain Dan Wilton, Illinois Air National Guard, Deployed My first deployment was full of many wonderful demonstrations of God’s faithful presence and gracious empowering.  Nearly every day I saw God grow in me a greater desire to be obedient to His Spirit in what, when, and how I would…

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