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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 2014


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All of us who graduated from one of the Era Signal OCS Programs are no longer in our ‘prime.’ (Sorry – I didn’t mean to shock you!) Because we are ‘on up in years,’ it is natural to reflect on life past and life future. However, all too many of us don’t take the time to reflect on the NOW. Many things have been written about the importance of appreciating where we are and how far we’ve come and how much we have accomplished and the difference we have made in many people’s lives and how much we are blessed. I encourage you to begin to appreciate all the great things in your life and put the negative things in the proper perspective…far away in your memory. One of the best poems I’ve read about ‘perspective’ on life is written below.

Drinking From The Saucer

by John Paul Moore

I've Never Made A Fortune and It's Probably Too Late Now

But I Don't Worry About That Much, I’m Happy Anyhow

And As I Go Along Life's Journey I’m Reaping Better Than I Sow

I’m Drinking From the Saucer 'cause My Cup Has Overflowed  

Haven't Got A Lot Of Riches and Sometimes The Going's Tough

But I've Got Loving Ones Around Me and That Makes Me Rich Enough

I Thank God For His Blessings and The Mercies He's Bestowed

I’m Drinking From the Saucer 'cause My Cup Has Overflowed  

I Remember Times When Things went Wrong my Faith Wore Somewhat Thin

But All At Once The Dark Clouds Broke and Sun Peeped Through Again

So Lord, Help Me Not To Gripe about The Tough Rows That I've Hoed

I’m Drinking From the Saucer "cause My Cup Has Overflowed  

If God Gives Me Strength And Courage when The Way Grows Steep And Rough

I’ll Not Ask For Other Blessings I’m Already Blessed Enough

And May I Never Be Too Busy to Help Others Bear Their Loads

Then I'll Keep Drinking From the Saucer cause My Cup Has Overflowed!  


Wow, what a great perspective on life. You can also find some great instruction on appreciation in the Bible…for example, 1 Chronicles 16:34 says, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Whatever you find to be grateful for be sure to spread that feeling of appreciation to others in your life. That’s what I plan to do.  

I appreciate all of you!  May you perceive God’s blessing more and more everyday. Max Holt, Class 02-67 - Chaplain   

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