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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

January 2013


You might be a man, if...
...if your definition of dust is, "A protective coating for furniture."

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

Most guys are not known for their squeaky-clean dust free homes. Somehow men just don’t see dusting as a high priority, compared to Monday Night Football and exercising their thumbs on the remote control. It’s like the old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind.”  If they don’t look closely, it’s out of sight and then they don’t mind! After awhile the dust just looks like part of the furniture; sometimes it even matches. When they buy new stuff they look for those dust-colored fabrics.

Finally, though, someone whose opinion matters convinces (shames) them that it is time to help with the dusting. When you watch or help a man clean the house you’ll notice that in their space they have very few nick-knacks. Why? Did you ever try to dust all the nooks and crannies of those little things? One of the biggest problems when a guy cleans after an extended period of dust collecting is the cost of renting that big trash container! Besides, if you wash dishes too often you might break one. Also, you just kind of miss that familiar smell that says, “You’re home!” Honestly, you do feel better when the place finally gets cleaned up. As a matter of fact, guys brag for weeks about how they slaved to help clean!

Let me ask you a few questions: How is your spiritual furniture? How are all those things that make up who you are spiritually? Is there so much dust on your prayer life that it looks drab and dust-colored? Do you have a few unwashed places in your life that are starting to smell just a little? Do you have some habits and favorite sins with so many little nooks and crannies that you’ve given up trying to change or clean them up? Has it been so long since the last spring-cleaning that you forgot what a fresh clean life is like? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then let me recommend the best cleaning service I have ever found. He has great references. Here are a couple:  2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”; 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

So, if you are like most Christians, including me, it may be time for a little house cleaning. Go ahead, contact the best spiritual cleaning service in the universe, roll up your sleeves and follow His instructions. And, while you’re at it, do some actual dusting at home. Happy cleaning!

  Common Sense Application

1.  Remind yourself who God is and what He wants to do in your life by rereading the gospels, Matthew through John. 

2.  Become active in a church group in your community. Find one that seems to have some people who are spiritually serious about life.  


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