By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘LORD, LORD,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father, who is in heaven. On that day, many will say to me, ‘LORD, LORD, did we not »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with a fervent heat; both the earth and the works that »
July is marked by, what else, July 4th! It’s the birthday of our nation. Called Independence Day, it is celebrated with picnics, hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled steak, watermelon, family, and all topped off with fireworks at the dark of the day.
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:46 On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress voted with 13 colony delegations, 9-2-2, to pass the Declaration of Independence. Nine colonies voted for it, »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. In »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44 C.S. Lewis said we could fall into one of two errors concerning devils: First is, do not believe »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with »
Psalm 39:4-5 (NLT), "4 LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away. 5 My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath."
Young people, in general, often feel that they are invincible and they have all the time in the world. As you get older, you discover that it is simply not true. I am reminded of the old adage, "The days are long, but the years are short."
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. June is the month for many weddings and for most graduations. In two days, I am flying to New York City with my son and grandson, accompanying/assisting me with my granddaughter’s graduation from high school. Graduations are milestones that »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, »
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