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  • Chaplain's Corner: Unthankful

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“… Unthankful …” is used in II Timothy 3 along with words like “covetous, blasphemers, unholy, trucebreakers, false accusers.” Paul, the writer, is warning us not to become a part of that lifestyle.The Bible has much to say about thankfulness. In Numbers 11, Israel had been rescued from slavery in Egypt, God is now providing food each day, yet there is an element who bellyached about not having some of the things that they had in Egypt. God’s anger is stirred, and jud...  Read More...

  • Chaplain's Corner: The Light

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“The Lamb is the light thereof.” Rev 21:23This scene is in heaven where there is no need of the sun or moon. Christ is the light thereof. Light presents many pictures to us.Light reminds us of joy.   Read More...

  • Chaplain's Corner: When being glad is wrong

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.” Proverbs 24:17We have heard, or perhaps said, “It serves him right.” It is usually in the context of someone who is evil, someone who has wronged us, or simply someone we do not like. What is the Christian to do?It is not wrong to rejoice when evil is defeated and the right prevails. The Pharaoh of Exodus was an evil king.   Read More...

  • Chaplain’s Corner: All for the glory of God

    By Jerroll Martens“…whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Corinthians 10:31)This verse reminds us that our Christianity should impact all we do, and do so seven days a week. Christ should be honored every day by our lives, not just Sunday.First, life is to be lived for the honor and glory of God, not self-centered. The natural tendency is to think of one’s self first and act accordingly.   Read More...

  • Chaplain's Corner: An Asking Attitude

    By Jerroll Martens, Chaplain“Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sin.” Psalm 25:18The term regarding affliction occurs nearly 200 times in the Bible. This could be any kind of concern that weighs on a person. Perhaps loss of health, loss of life, loss of freedom, loss of job or mental anguish over our situation or someone close to us are our affliction.Many references to this occur with the idea that God sees our need.   Read More...