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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~ 23 April 2017

    04/22/2017 4:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 replies
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            ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Good morning this rainy Sunday! This morning someone asked me, "How do you like the lousy weather, Chaplain?" I thought a moment about the fact that my uniform was wet, my car had trouble starting, and about all those poor people stuck in the wall of traffic that inevitably occurs when 58 gets drenched. Then later I thought, how would we exist without the rain which makes all life on our planet possible? I remembered the old prayer in my prayer book, a blessing to God for the gift of wind and...
  • Chapel to be Erected in the Place Where Gagarin Crashed

    04/05/2017 10:52:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/31/17
    Moscow, March 31, Interfax - A site for building St. George Chapel was consecrated near the village of Novosyolovo in the Vladimir Region where first cosmonaut Yury Gagarin crashed. Dean of the Kirzhach District Archpriest Dimitry Yershov conducted the consecration, among those who attended the ceremony were twice heroes of the Soviet Union cosmonauts-pilots Alexey Leonov and Boris Volynov, first woman cosmonaut and hero of the USSR Valentina Tereshkova, the deanery press service reported. The chapel will be built near the memorial to Gagarin and his pilot instructor Vladimir Seryogin opened in 1975. A monument consists of a 16-meter wall...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ How To Spend The Dash ~ 02 April 2017

    04/01/2017 5:01:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
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          HOW TO SPEND THE DASH I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. he referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning....to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered the most of all was the dash between those years. For the dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth...... and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth. For it matters...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DOING WELL WHAT OTHERS MAY NOT SEE ~ 26 March 2017

    03/25/2017 5:05:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
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          DOING WELL WHAT OTHERS MAY NOT SEE In the New Testament scriptures, the Apostle Paul talks about the importance of striving for excellence. He writes, "Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Philippians 4:8) Allow me to share with you a story about striving for excellence. . On one of the arches of a magnificent cathedral in Europe is sculptured a face of great beauty. Yet it can be...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ You Are Not Superman ~ 19 March 2017

    03/18/2017 5:00:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
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            YOU ARE NOT SUPERMAN There are times when some events of life overwhelm us. Things at home or things at work can drain us. Sometimes we sense an urge to be "Superman" or even "God". We want to "fix" things or "make everything better." In reality, this feeling can be the source of great stress and tension. We sometimes have to admit that certain things can't be fixed; certain things will not go away. Got a problem, talk about it. It may not get "fixed" or go away, but you will feel better! CAPT Thom...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Have I Earned Tomorrow? ~ 05 March 2017

    03/04/2017 5:01:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 37 replies
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            HAVE I EARNED TOMORROW? Is anybody happier because you passed this way? Does anybody remember that you spoke to them today? The day is almost over and its toiling time is through: Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you? Can you say tonight in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single person of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said? Does the one whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead? Did you waste the day...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ KEEP MOVING ~ 26 February 2017

    02/25/2017 5:04:40 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
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          KEEP MOVING A college class was graduating on a hot and humid day. As the graduates walked across the platform and received their diplomas from the president of the college, he smiled, shook their hands, and said loudly, "Congratulations!" Then, in a much lower voice, one that was firm and could be heard only by the graduates, he would say, "Keep moving". He was only trying to keep the line moving across the stage, but his words were good advice for a lifetime: "Keep moving". After every achievement growing up, graduation, marriage, job promotion, even retirement...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DARE TO DREAM ~ 19 February 2017

    02/18/2017 5:02:23 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
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          DARE TO DREAM Someone once commented that "One of the most powerful things in the world is a dream. Not those dreams that come to us while we sleep, but those we consciously pursue while we are awake." Think of how dreams have shaped our modern life. Of Martin Luther King whose famous speech began, I have a dream today." And of Robert Kennedy who said, "Some men see things as they are and ask "Why?"; I dream things that never were and ask 'Why not?'" Think of how children's lives are often shaped by their...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ CONCRETE LOVE ~ 12 February 2017

    02/11/2017 5:01:51 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
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          CONCRETE LOVE Our Daily BreadJuly 28, 1998 "Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing." 1 Corinthians 13:3 The story is told of a child psychologist who spent many hours constructing a new driveway at his home. Just after he smoothed the surface of the freshly poured concrete, his small children chased a ball across the driveway, leaving deep footprints. The man yelled after them with a torrent of angry words. His shocked wife said, "You're a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GROWING DEEP AND STRONG ~ 05 February 2017

    02/04/2017 5:03:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
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          GROWING DEEP AND STRONG One day my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again. Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. "Isn’t this bad for them?" I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. "Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ASPIRE TO A VISION ~ 29 January 2017

    01/28/2017 5:01:34 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 76 replies
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          ASPIRE TO A VISION A scene in the movie Karate Kid was quite striking. Daniel went to see Mr. Miyagi and found him trimming a delicate bonsai tree. Daniel was fascinated and wanted to try it, but he had no idea how it was done. Miyagi told him to close his eyes and picture in his mind the way he wanted the tree to look. After Daniel found that vision in his mind, Miyagi told him to open his eyes and start trimming the tree. Daniel's every move was deliberate and focused. Then he stopped. He...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL ~ 22 January 2017

    01/21/2017 10:06:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
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          GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL My family and I went camping this past summer. We took several hikes down the little river bed as it flowed through the Cuyamaca State Park near our home in San Diego. We stopped for a picnic lunch, and ate with our feet in the cool running water. As I ate my sandwich, I started tracing a trail through the rocks that shot up into the air in front of us. It was an old habit from days gone by of rock scrambling: no ropes, no hardware, no helmet, no...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ RESERVATIONS ~ 15 January 2017

    01/14/2017 5:03:13 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 43 replies
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            RESERVATIONS Recently, someone stopped by my office, handed me two sheets of paper, and said something to the effect of, "You're always sharing something with people; here's something for you." Then he was gone. Like so many encounters we have along life's way, this one was brief. But it left a lasting impression...and brightened my whole day. The article is definitely a "keeper". Originally written by Jonathan Lee for the Washington Post, it is entitled "Reservations of an Airline Agent". I've abbreviated it due to limited space, but the point is unchanged. Enjoy! "I work...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PROMISE YOURSELF ~ 08 January 2017

    01/07/2017 5:00:03 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
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          PROMISE YOURSELF Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind; ...to speak of health, happiness, and prosperity to every person that you meet; ...to make all your friends aware of the special qualities within them; ...to look at the sunny side of everything and let your optimism work to make your dreams come true; ...to think, work for, and expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own; ...to forget past mistakes and press on towards a greater future;...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING ~ 11 December 2016

    12/10/2016 7:56:14 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 38 replies
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            GIVING There is a story of two young men who were working their way through Stanford University. The day came when they were broke, and something had to be done. One of them had an idea. They would engage the great Paderewski for a piano recital and put their profits toward their board and tuition. All they had to do was guarantee two thousand dollars. The recital was held but only sixteen hundred dollars was raised. Following the performance, the two young men went to Paderewski, offered him the $1600 and added a promissory note...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 04 December 2016

    12/03/2016 5:05:37 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 74 replies
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            THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ NEVER ENOUGH TIME ~ 27 November 2016

    11/26/2016 4:58:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
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          NEVER ENOUGH TIME While I have only been an occasional visitor to Washington, I was struck by one scene so strongly that it remains as somewhat of a reference. My first view "up close and personal" of the Pentagon was neither awe-inspiring nor intimidating. To be sure, I was impressed with the size of the building, but that was about it. What came upon me, and has stayed with me, is the image of an ant farm. An enormous one, surely, but an ant farm nonetheless. So many passageways with so many ants constantly traveling them...seemingly...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ATTITUDE ~ 13 November 2016

    11/12/2016 4:59:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
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          ATTITUDE Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, and where they had been on vacation. Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A GREAT MARINE ~ 06 November 2016

    11/05/2016 5:01:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 93 replies
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            A GREAT MARINE Several years ago as the H & S Battalion Chaplain at MCB, Camp Lejeune, I visited the people in the different work spaces, including the rather large main post office. One day a little conversation took place with a young Marine Lance Corporal. This unplanned encounter has remained with me, and it seems worth passing on. The Lance Corporal was standing by a very large sack of mail. His job, every day, six days a week, for many hours, was to sort the mail from that large sack and place the letters...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ INTEGRITY: THE HEART OF NAVY CORE VALUES ~ 30 October 2016

    10/29/2016 5:00:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 95 replies
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            INTEGRITY: THE HEART OF NAVY CORE VALUES by a Submariner The following essay was written by a young enlisted submariner as a disciplinary assignment after a Captain's Mast for taking a shortcut in a maintenance procedure. Both the author and his Commanding Officer have agreed to its publication. Integrity is the heart and the very essence of each Navy Core Value, but more importantly, it is the foundation on which every aspect of submarine operations is built. Integrity must be the standard instilled within the innermost heart of every man who takes a submarine to...