December 17, 2010

ASIST Training

Last month I taught a class for thirty soldiers on ways to intervene when someone they know is considering suicide. The training is Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and is a two day training event. In the training we got to teach soldiers skills that can use on many different levels. The two days are spent teaching the soldiers by group training, small group sessions, group discussion and finally with participant role playing. It was a great two day event.

The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (ACB) wrote an article that appeared in the Killeen Herald, in the Fort Hood Sentinel and on the front page of the Army's website. I thought you might like to see me at work. This is just one of the ways I get to help soldiers and their families. If you click on the link it will take you to the article.

If I do not talk to you before Christmas, have a Merry Christmas!!

December 1, 2010

What a beautiful place. Laura and I have been at The Cove for a Chaplains retreat. Wow, what a wonderful time for me and Laura. We have been able to fellowship with many other Chaplains and their spouses. We have been renewed by spending time in God's Word. We have heard the Divine Whisper and we have drank from the well of the Living Water.


One of the greatest things about this is that it is not over yet. We have a few more sessions and a few more people to meet. If you are feeling burned out and overwhelmed by life make sure you are spending some time with God. I often get too busy with ministry to spend adequate time with God. It is good to retreat to a quiet place to speak to God, to get a word from the Lord and to be renewed.

Thank you God for all your wonderful mercies!