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This part of the site features monthly devotional thoughts by the Association's Chaplain, with the goal of encouraging Signal Corps OCS Graduates to be exceptional in their lives and to live life at a higher level.  Our current Chaplain is of the Christian faith, so naturally, his devotionals are fashioned around his Christian beliefs. Your comments and suggestions are welcome and can be offered directly to the Chaplain by eMail at:

by LTC (R) Max Holt, Class 02-67

May 2011


LTC (R) Max Holt - TodayLTC (R) Max HoltDid you ever notice how things seem to break down or blow a fuse at the worst possible time? The water heater goes out on Friday night instead of Monday morning. You run out of hot water at the beginning of your shower rather than at the end. The electricity goes off just as you turn on the hair dryer. The car breaks down on the way to work instead of after work. And, well, you get the point! Life can be full of annoyances, for both women and men.

Sometimes though, life can hit you with REAL challenges. Your relationship falls apart. Your boss blows a fuse. Your family suffers a tragedy. Most of you have BEEN THERE. It seems as though no one is going through what we have to endure. We often wonder if anybody knows or cares how we feel. GOD DOES!

Jesus was no stranger to annoyances or to real challenges. He told His followers to expect to put up with the things of this world because they were NOT OF THIS WORLD (John 17:16.) In John 16:33 Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Common Sense Application  

1. For electrical outages keep a few large candles in each main room of your home. Make sure you have matches to light them. 

2. If the water goes off, remember, there are gallons of fresh water in each toilet tank, NOT toilet bowl! It is NOT usable for personal hygiene purposes, however, if you use any additive in your toilet tank, such as drop-in chemical cleaners or those that color the water, then don’t EVER use toilet tank water for drinking or cooking!

3. If the heat goes off, close off all but one room by closing doors and blocking the space under the door. Your body heat and any ‘still-working’ appliances will produce enough heat to warm the room a little. It’s a good idea to buy a small electric heater if you have recurring heating system problems. Provide ventilation and DO NOT close off the room if you use kerosene or other fuel type heaters!

4. To keep the general annoyances and even serious events of life in perspective read the Old Testament books of Psalms and Proverbs and, in the New Testament, read the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), and the challenges the apostles faced in the book of Acts.

Prior Month Devotionals
May '11 Jun '11 Jul '11 Jul '11 Aug '11 Sep '11 Oct '11 Nov '11 Dec '11 Jan '12 Feb '12 Mar '12 Apr '12
May '12 Jun '12 Jul '12 Aug '12 Sep '12 Oct '12 Nov '11 Dec '11 Jan '13 Feb '13 Mar '13 Apr '13

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