D-Day Changed Your Life

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 The greatest amphibious assault of all human warfare, modern or ancient, took place last Thursday, 80 years ago, mostly in »

Sweet or Rotten

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us always spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being »

Just Him and Me

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “And this is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” John 17:3 We are social creatures. Our lives are interwoven in relationships with many other social creatures. We do »

This Month at PAYH: Monthly Newsletter, May 2024

Memorial Day is always commemorated in the U.S. on the last Monday in May. In 2024, Memorial Day is on Monday, May 27th. The holiday of remembering our fallen soldiers goes all the way back to the Civil War. The idea for a specific holiday began in 1868. It was named national “Decoration Day” to be observed on May 30th by decorating the tombs of Union soldiers. Following World War 1, its scope included all who died in any war or military action. Later, the name “Memorial Day” became common after World War 2, and in 1967, it was declared the official name by Federal Law.

Always on My Mind

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to »

All Sinners

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit AND ATE, and »


By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Today, you will be with Me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 Not many bystanders in the crowd that watched Jesus’ crucifixion could hear all the words Jesus spoke from the cross. Indeed, it takes all four accounts from the four »

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