A Tribute to Men of Honor

Make sure you tune into the Focus on the Family broadcast this Thursday and Friday (July 5-6) for a special program featuring several Gold Star Spouses, including FBC Belton’s own Kerri Hartwick, as they share their testimonies about losing their husbands who died while serving in our nation’s military. These interviews were a direct result of the Modern Day Knights … Read More

Jack HelmerA Tribute to Men of Honor

The Silent Ranks

Author Unknown I wear no uniforms, no blues or greens. But, I am in the military, in the ranks rarely seen. I have no rank upon my shoulders. Salutes I do not give. But in the military world is where I live and am rarely seen. I am not in the chain of command, orders I do not give or … Read More

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What Makes A Military Spouse?

Recipe for a Military Spouse 1 1/2 cups Patience 1 cup Courage 3/4 cup Tolerance dash of Adventure 1 pound of Ability To the above ingredients: Add 2 tablespoons elbow grease and let stand alone for one year. Marinate frequently with salty tears. Pour off excess fat and sprinkle ever so lightly with money then Knead dough until payday. Season … Read More

Jack HelmerWhat Makes A Military Spouse?

PTSD Ministry

For those of you looking for a decent book on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) check out “Stop Treating Symptoms and Start Resolving Trauma!: Inside-Out Healing for Survivors of ALL Types” by R. Denice Adcock Colson M.S., L.P.C., C.T.R.T.  Find out more about this book at www.traumaeducation.com. Mrs. Colson uses an approach called Etiotropic Trauma Management (ETM) and Trauma Resolution … Read More

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Praying for Military Families

This morning was awesome. At 0700, with the lights dimmed in the sanctuary at First Baptist Belton, a group of men gathered together to pray specifically for the families of our church’s deployed soldiers. After reading a Bible verse, Ezekiel 22:30, we discussed how God is still looking for a man or men to “stand in the gap” for His … Read More

Jack HelmerPraying for Military Families

Keep Holding On

I am always looking for ways to encourage our military families who are struggling through a long deployment. So, when I found this video posted on another blog, Faith At The Front, I felt I needed to share it with you. I hope you enjoy!

Jack HelmerKeep Holding On

Life Interrupted – Deployment!

A couple years ago, Louie Giglio did a series of talks called Life Interrupted which are now on DVD (buy here). The series is divided into five parts, but I do not want this post to turn into a book report. Instead I would like to reflect on the topic and how it applies to military life. The truth is … Read More

Jack HelmerLife Interrupted – Deployment!

Chaplains having eternal impact in Army National Guard

Allie Martin OneNewsNow.com A chaplain recruiter with the Army National Guard says pastors are serving their country and helping many servicemen and servicewomen find Christ. The military, says James Collins, is a huge mission field. Collins is a chaplain and also a chaplain recruiter with the Army National Guard based in Oklahoma. He recruits chaplains from throughout the southwestern United … Read More

Jack HelmerChaplains having eternal impact in Army National Guard

Testimonies from Iraq

The following is a portion of an email sent to me from a chaplain in Iraq. This is an awesome example and testimony of God showing His love to our soldiers through Army chaplains in the midst of the tragedy of war. There’s been a lot of busyness at work in the last few weeks, but very little that would … Read More

Jack HelmerTestimonies from Iraq

Summer camp helps sons of fallen soldiers

Below is a story done on the Modern Day Knights Camp by the local NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs, CO (News First 5/30 – KOAA). Click here to watch the video! About 40 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, at the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, 16 young boys settle into summer camp. All 16 have lost a father in the War … Read More

Jack HelmerSummer camp helps sons of fallen soldiers