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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

August 2011


LTC (R) Max Holt - TodayLTC (R) Max HoltAs a pastor, loneliness is one of the most frequent complaints I hear from people, especially the formerly married, whether divorced or widowed. The complaint comes more often from those who no longer have children at home requiring their care or affording some companionship. However, all people experience loneliness from time to time. God made mankind in His image to have fellowship with Him. It is natural to see how we, as weak humans, need earthly fellowship even more. Just as infants need love, touch and nurturing to properly develop, we also need interaction with others to feel important and loved. 

Relationships do not have to be romantic or physical in order to be significant. People who want to honor God in their relationships will find ways to allow their day-to-day professional relationships and their Christian friendships to fulfill their needs for companionship. Just being with someone will not necessarily remove loneliness. I’ve seen people who felt alone in a crowd and I’ve also seen married people who were lonely in their marriage. The real key to combating loneliness starts with your attitude. If you find reasons to feel sorry for yourself and tag yourself with the label lonely then you will feel that way.

The Bible says this; “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well,” Matthew 6:33.  So, if you want one of the given to you things to be a feeling of love and significance then do something about it; take action! 

Common Sense Application

1. Work on building a closer relationship with God. (Remember the seek first part?)

2. Join a local Christian Group and seek out the serious Christians in the group as your friends. Spend time with them.

3. Within a Christian group, seek out a ministry team which keys on meeting specific needs in peoples’ lives, then get involved.

4. Join a local Big Brother Big Sister organization.

5. Volunteer to drive a Meals On Wheels route.

6. Take food, or volunteer to sit with a sick friend or a shut-in.

7. Join an organization that majors on helping others.

8. Remember, you may be the only Godly example that someone else will ever see.  teaching each other; take the good stuff back to work with you.

Prior Month Devotionals
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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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