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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 »

Today

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 »

After the Empty Tomb

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, as He said. Come, see the place where He lay.” Matthew 28:5-6 »

Two Crowds

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in »

And He With Me

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20 This is one of the most familiar »

Conscious of God?

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “For this is a gracious thing, when, conscious of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.” 1 Peter 2:19 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would draw near to Him must believe that He is, and »

Trials Are Trying

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad »

Love

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love »

Courage

By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Audie Murphy had to lie about his age »

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