Hello, I’m posting from Columbia, SC where Chaplains Basic Officer Leadership Course is being held. The city is fair. Fort Jackson is nice, but for now they’ve assigned me a place off post–a very nice hotel in Columbia.

My personal devotion today is from Proverbs 20 and I just want to highlight a few verses.

6: Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? (I’m anticipating a lot of bragging about oneself amongst candidates. I have to beware I don’t fall into this trap–because I know I have some things I can brag about, too!)

13: Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. (Continental breakfast here on Sundays is from 7-10 am; in California time, that is 4-7! Enough said.)

29: The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

Prayer: “May the Lord be glorified as I give Him the strength of my youth as I train with the elite United States Army Chaplain Corps.”