Iraqi Walls Tagged:
A Chaplain's Response

The following thoughts were found on an Iraqi gym wall. I believe soldiers wrote them. I found them and thought that they may make a nice addition to

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We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.
Jonathan Westover

Is it possible to work with what we have? Cultivate what is rather than put something new in….
Chaplain K

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security we have when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
William Hazlitt

That is why I encourage all to find happiness and joy in knowing God. It is in knowing and having a relationship with God that we can find peace in the midst of chaos. Realize that our happiness is often circumstantial, but joy can and will always be in our heart and soul - if we know God. Joy is a fruit of the spirit and it can blossom even though we went through the valley of the shadow of death.
Chaplain K

There is only one success…to be able to spend your life in your own way and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Christopher Morley

You're a soldier. You gave others claim upon it when you signed on the dotted line and raised your hand for the oath of enlistment. Make the choice to learn from these experiences and one day you will be able to influence others around you - either in or out of the military!
Chaplain K

God save me from my friends. I can protect myself from my enemies.
Marshall De Villars

Who is going to protect you from you? Keep a positive outlook on life. A person should always find some time alone to decompress. Working in an environment that never stops (24/7) is hard on the best of friends.
Chaplain K

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway?
Elbert Hubbard

This is a good principle, never explain unless asked to!
Chaplain K

It is better to be alone than in ill company.
George Pettie

I agree when it comes to human interaction. However, know that God's presence can always sooth a lonely or hurt heart.
Chaplain K

Copyright © 2003 Dan Kinjorski (Chaplain K)

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