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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

February 2013


You might be a man if..... you divide your laundry into
two piles: dirty you have to wash and dirty you can wear again!

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

While serving with the Army in Germany I worked with a lot of young helicopter pilots, most of whom were single. The discussions in the Pilot’s Ready Room often centered on issues affecting single men. There was one particular single guy who always looked as though he had just crawled out of bed, you know, with wrinkled clothes and a ragged appearance. One day the conversation centered on the L word; LAUNDRY.  He said how much he hated doing laundry and that he had decided he just wasn’t going to do it. It became clearer to us why his personal hygiene had become an issue among the other pilots. He related how he had decided to spend extra money on clothes and then wear them as long as possible. In his apartment he had selected the second bedroom floor as clothes-hamper and just threw all dirty clothes in there! That way, he only had to wash (or pay someone else to do it) when the atmosphere became unacceptable, about once every few months. I remember one time when he threw away a three-month collection of dirty underwear and bought all new ones!

I know that sounded disgusting but don’t we do the same thing with un-confessed sin? It’s a lot like unwashed laundry; after awhile everyone around you can begin to tell. The longer you allow laundry or un-confessed sin to build up in your life the more difficult it is to commit yourself to address the problem. Somehow, you start learning to live with it and at some point you just don’t notice it anymore. God notices but He never sees so much that He can’t or won’t forgive. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” God leaves the first step to us, the admission that our sin is a problem and our confession. He then keeps His promise and washes us white as snow, Isaiah 1:18. Remember 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

  Common Sense Application

1.  Develop the habit of IMMEDIATE confession. Wherever you are, driving (don’t close your eyes!), at work, on vacation, wherever... obey the direction given in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.” 

2.  Find a Christian friend to be your accountability partner/prayer partner. Call them when you find yourself drifting into a buildup of un-confessed sin. Ask them to pray with and for you.

3.  As far as laundry goes, find the proper settings on your machine for ‘light’ loads and wash often or go to the Laundromat often. Some people actually use their washing machine as a laundry hamper! Be careful, though, about mixing whites and colors in the same load, unless you like the rainbow look!   


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Prior Month Devotionals
May '11 Jun '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 '12 Dec '12 Jan '13 Feb '13 Mar '13 Apr '13

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