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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

November 2012


What the caterpillar calls the end,

God calls a butterfly.

LTC (R) Max Holt - TodayLTC (R) Max Holt

It was a shocking scene. There was blood everywhere, on the carpet, on the steps and tracked up the walkway. The evidence seemed to confirm that someone had died a violent death. As I surveyed the site I felt uncomfortable and out of place. No one deserved the fate the victim must have suffered. The fact that He HAD to die made me take even more notice. I read the report that summarized the tragic death of this innocent man.

“Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him, then they led him away to crucify him.” (Matthew 27:27-31)

I looked back at the set that had been the scenery for our church’s annual Passion Play. Our Easter portrayal of the life, death, burial and resurrection of Christ had left a permanent impact on all who witnessed it and all of us who participated. I admired all the men and women in our church who helped make it a life-changing experience. But the one who really touched me was Jesus, as I was reminded that He died for every other person who would ever be born. He died so that you might live for Him. As I picked up my hammer and joined the others in dismantling the Upper Room, Golgotha and the Tomb, I recommitted myself to live for Him more than I’ve ever done before.

I see people often who choose to die a little in many areas of their lives. Their choices cause their relationship with God to die a little, they allow their hope and excitement for life to die a little, they choose a career that is expedient rather than what they really want to do for life and their enthusiasm and professionalism die a little. In John 10:10 Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  Jesus died for us that we might have eternal life. He came that we might have life right now to the fullest! So, choose life to the fullest; please don’t die!

  Common Sense Application

1.  To help you focus on your purpose in life and how your gifts support it, read the Bible daily, starting with the books of John, Romans, Psalms and Proverbs.

2.  Start now to rekindle your relationship with God by frequent prayer.

3.  Analyze your life, including your habits, to identify ruts you may be in and start making the quality choices that will prevent you from dying a little in the ruts in your life. Remember, a rut is just a grave with both ends knocked out of it.


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Our thanks to Ms. Lari White for her rendition of Amazing Grace. We encourage you to purchase and download her music. Ms. Lari Michele White is an American country music artist and actress. She first gained national attention in 1992 as a winner on You Can Be a Star, a talent competition which aired on The Nashville Network. Her gospel songs in tribute to our Great Lord are among the best. Enjoy her music and follow our Chaplain's guidance... you will be all the better for it. Amen, brother soldier.

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