Pro Deo Et Patria- An Army Chaplain

I am a chaplain in the US Army, serving in Iraq. I'm keeping a blog to share my thoughts and experiences while deployed. They are my thoughts and they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of the US Army! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

More from Freedom Rest

Our retreat continues at Freedom Rest. Over the past couple of days we have discussed topics relating to Biblical wisdom, and how to apply it to our lives. We have spent time looking at purposes and goals, setting priorities and making right decisions, conflict resolution, communication and financial management. We've dug into Scripture, had discussions and I think it's gone well.

In addition, our discussion times have happened in conjunction with other planned activities. The staff here does an incredible job of offering a variety of activities, from basketball, to karaoke, to flag football, to a diving tournament off the high dive today (involving distance, hitting targets, and form!).

It's been a blast, and a well deserved rest for our Soldiers.


Blogger Salomé said...

I can imagine it's been a blast. We all need such well-needed breaks from time to time to recharge our batteries. How much more the soldiers! I'll keep praying for God's protection. :-)

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note of encouragement. I was praying for you and for this retreat the other day. Blessings as you continue your ministry.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that you chose to do 100 pushups rather than lead singing while on a mission trip to Mexico, I would guess you were an absolute knock-out at karoke. Do enlisted have to enjoy an officer when he sings? Is that part of the unwritten Military protocol?


9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It sounds like you had a very rewarding experience at Freedom Rest. It seems like an excellent way for the soldiers to get a chance to relax and unwind. It appears the reminders of war are always present.

Love, Dad

9:04 PM  

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