A Message of Peace at Christmas

Can you imagine peace this Christmas?  Imagine a time of where war would cease  so that Soldiers could honor the Prince of Peace.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

This is a message that needs to be heard today, as it was years ago.

A commercial came out this year, highlighting the true events of war from Christmas 100 years ago.  As you watch the ad and reflect on the story, remember to pray for our Soldiers and Families today.

Click here to see a video on the story behind the ad

What has been the favorite Christmas message you have heard or preached?

Our Chapel is using the principles of Advent Conspiracy this year, you will  find some resources (here)

Pray for our Soldiers who are often in the middle of conflict, that they will begin to know true Peace that comes from a baby born in a manger so long ago.

Merry Christmas!

The Funeral Message & a Few Resources

CH MooreA few weeks ago, I was featured in a news article about teaching on “The Funeral Message”.  The article entitled “Chaplain Trains Civilian Counterparts” can be found here.

What we say and how we say it matters.  As chaplains we must do our best to honor God, the service of those who have served, and care for those left behind.

For those of you who want to get better at funerals, below are some resources for you:

The first is a resource put together by one of my friends Ron Fisher.

 

  • Dignity with Brevity – A Concise Guide to Crafting Christian Funeral Services APR 2014

The Second is the Army Manual providing guidance for Funerals.

There is also a Digital Reference that is a great resource below is a link. (you may need CAC access to view)

There are many books and manuals written to help with funerals.

Do you have any favorites or go-to resources?

Leave a comment and let us know.