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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

June 2013


Stay out of the sun if you don’t want to get burned!

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

When I was the kid, our Little League baseball team celebrated the season’s end by going to a local lake for a day of fun, which included grilling burgers, swimming, boating and water-skiing. It was my first actual trip to a lake for recreation purposes and my first attempt at water skiing. I spent virtually all day in the sun with no shirt. Several adults mentioned that I was looking a little pink and should maybe put lotion on or wear my shirt. But the cool water and breeze had me convinced that I would be OK and that the adults were just trying to spoil my fun. That was the worst sunburn of my life! I was out of action for several days, not to mention the pain.

Years later, on a Mission trip to Mexico, we had a day off at the beach. I warned several young adults who were obviously getting too much exposure to the sun. Most didn’t listen and spent 10 very painful hours in the van the next day before we got home. Likewise, we are in for a lot of pain when we get lulled into believing that exposure to sin and compromises in our lives will not burn us.  Protect yourself. When Satan tried to burn Jesus through temptation Jesus commanded Satan to get behind Him. In Luke 4:8 these words are recorded, “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

In Acts 1:8 Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Jesus gives you the power to decide what will be in your life. Use the power wisely!

 Common Sense Application

1.   The best way to overcome temptation is to avoid it in the first place. Prayer will be your starting place.

2.  Write down those people, places and things that help and encourage you in your relationship with God. Take steps to put more of them in your schedule and lifestyle.

3.  Oh, by the way, the most wide-spread cancer in America is skin cancer. So, it is best to avoid the sun as much as possible. When you will be in the sun with skin exposed for any length of time be sure to use sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15. You will be glad you did! Whatever you do, don’t put butter on sunburn; that’s an ‘old wives’ tale’ with no foundation in fact!  

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