30 May 2019

Beautiful Retreat

Belle Haven Marina, The Potomac River Alexandria, Virginia April 8, 2019 The first paddle of the season. No hurry. Time alone with Jesus. Breathing in His grace. Breathing out distractions.

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25 Apr 2019

Fasting Series Wrap Up

For the last several months, the SLD Department has posted blogs on the topic of fasting. We’ve heard from various people around the territory (officers and soldiers and a cadet).

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20 Feb 2019

Cultivate Cohort 6

The CULTIVATE application deadline has been extended to February 25th.  Send in your applications today! CULTIVATE, the online spiritual formation course, will launch its 6th Cohort in March.  The Spiritual Life

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01 Feb 2019

How It Really Ended

I wish they knew that Jesus rose from the dead! “They” being Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. I remember listening to my sister’s Jesus Christ Superstar album over and

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12 Sep 2018

Are You a Prayer Warrior?

It was late afternoon. I was finishing up a few things when my phone rang. It was my office phone and it hardly ever rings so I was a little

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05 Sep 2018

The Gift of Rest

The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath by Senator Joe Lieberman When someone asked Senator Joe Lieberman: “How can you stop all your work as a senator

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01 Mar 2018

Turtles & Dragonflies

It was a beautiful, sunny, Sunday afternoon. After a wonderful time of worship, I was looking forward to a quiet afternoon on the lake, in my kayak, communing with God

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20 Feb 2018

The Hand Me Down Bible

“You come at me with a sword and a spear, but I come to you in the name of the Lord God of Israel. This battle is the Lord’s!” And

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21 Dec 2017

Cultivate Cohort 5

CULTIVATE, the online spiritual formation course, will launch its 5th Cohort in February.  The Spiritual Life Development (SLD) Department is accepting applications now!!!  Learn more and find the applications below. God

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18 Jul 2017

These Wonders

The scent of plumeria blossoms perfumes the air as I walk down the path. Camo-colored leaves overhang the path, giving it an almost tunnel-like feel. I step onto the sand

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13 Jul 2017

Summer Reading List, Post 3: Sunday, Sabbath & the Weekend

Sunday, Sabbath & the Weekend: Managing Time in a Global Culture Edited by Edward O’Flaherty and Rodney L. Peterson with Timothy A. Norton Review by: Lt. Colonel Pat LaBossiere Sabbath.

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08 Jun 2017

Flawless

Several years ago I decided to learn how to quilt. My instructor always emphasized two rules: – Measure twice, cut once – Sew a scant ¼” seam If you don’t

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