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Every year we go through the tradition of evaluating the past year and making decisions for our upcoming year. This year I would like to encourage you to think outside the box concerning your Christian New Year’s resolutions.
Instead of the stereotypical Christian New Years resolutions like reading the Bible in a year or winning more souls, which are both admirable goals, I am going to try to stir your thinking and stir your hearts to take on some goals that will build your…Continue
Added by Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret on December 28, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
'Twas the night before Christmas, the ship was out steaming,
Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming.
They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small,
In a 80-man berthing, cramped one and all.
I had come down the stack with presents to give,
And to see inside just who might perhaps live.
I looked all about,…
Heavenly Father, We come to you this day remembering and honoring your birth and why you came. Those Shepard’s herd the message long ago and we remember and sin it today, “ Glory to God in the highest and on Earth Peace and goodwill to all men. Now Lord, speak to us…Continue
Hello friends and shipmates. Have a very merry Christmas with your friends and family's. I try to always remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. It seems that the commercial aspect and now the tragic waste of precious lives in Connecticut has dimmed our memory of what this season is about. It's about God first, our family's and our friends. In these trying times, prayer for our country and it's leaders whether we like them or not is a must. The US is at a fork in the road. And it…Continue
Added by Trevor Sanchez on December 22, 2012 at 7:06am — No Comments
Welcome to a Special Christmas Edition of the Chaplain’s Corner. I was looking at a few Christmas articles and one of them was talking about holiday stress and telling people to prepare early for Christmas.
Well, you know most of these articles, they begin by telling you how to prepare like doing your…Continue
Added by Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret on December 16, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
Hi, I am new to this website my name is Howard, I was a Hull Tech on the USS MOBILE. Iwas wondering if someone would have any information how I can get a WEST PAC CRUISE BOOK for the era that I was in the NAVY. If someone knows where I can get a book ,my Email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You.
The Christmas Story
As found in the Holy Bible, in the book of Luke.
"About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was the governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David's hometown, for the census. As a descendant of David he…Continue
Added by Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret on December 9, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
Also...anyone know an ILLUSTRATOR - who was on USS PRAIRIE...named Ben RABINA...or a guy Named ALEGRE..in 1977.. I was in the PRINT SHOP..
and these two - were the best ARTISTS I have ever met.. They did a lot for me...and it was always "perfect".. Best to all..and have a GREAT CHRISTMAS !!!
Both were from the PHILIPPINES .. and were great Sailors...
Added by Eugene Pantano on December 1, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
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