Chaplain Corner - January 2018

January 1, 2018

From the Chaplain’s Pen………………………………………....………………… Dr. Al Lowe

Let me be among other to wish the reader of this article a Happy New Year.  It is interesting how we say, “Happy New Year” as if what we say or how we might say it has influence on what is going to happen, in this care over the next few months. Thus, I am going to wish those reading a Happy New Year, and go so far as to explain what I think may be a few of the most conscious efforts to make the coming days of 2018 happy.

First of all, take care of yourself spiritually. Read wholesome books. Most of the stuff in the newspapers an on the TV (regardless of station) is hyperbole and contains very little truth. I am a Christian and have said that in previous articles. I encourage you to participate in a Christian fellowship. However, there are other spiritually based organizations which the individual might select.

Second; I am an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and I encourage you to be an active member. There are many opportunities, i.e. VOD/PP, planning and participating in committees, organizational groups. And the focus of each organization should be to help and support the Veteran.

Third, be active in your community as a caring individual and an active member of the VFW.  There is a plethora of activities not being accomplished because not enough individuals participate.

There are many other activities and events waiting for us to “git’er done” and done correctly.  Lot’s of things happening in January, not to forget the Mid-Winter Conference in Austin.  Hope to see you then and there.


Al Lowe MA, DMin

State Chaplain


 Bible Verse Of The Month

Psalm 126, Verse 5

"They that sow in tears shall recap in joy."


Prayer List

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