Best advice given to me was to never be ashamed to ask the Lord for help. To take a break from what you are dealing with and ask for guidance from Him. That the Lord will answer your prayer, but you need to keep an open eye and ear as the Lord works in mysterious ways and isn't going to give you the help as easy. That he wants us to learn from our mistakes/issues to better ourselves as human beings. Thank you Chaplain Harris!
While not really spiritual advice, I think the actiong that have stuck with me the longest were the actions of the Chaplains of the 1BCT/101st Airborne Chaplin on the morning following the Soldier-on-Soldier attack on Camp Pennsylvania in March 2003.
Following the memorial service we were gearing up because we were going to cross into Iraq later that night and the Chaplains was walking around to everyone. And while I do not claim to be a strong religious type of person, seeing them gearing up and checking in with us following what can only be summed up as one heck of a night, made me a little calmer. The Chaplin for the FSB walked over to my commo van and asked if we were ready. I replied with a "Yes sir as ready as we can be for the unknown." He wished us lucked and said "I'll see you in Najaf." After an endless convoy we pulled into a staging area just south of An Najaf and standing there was the Chaplin. I had the vehicle stop as we pulled up to him, we smiled at each other and he said "Welcome to Iraq SGT Keen, get your team ready you are now in the unknown; time to kick butt and take names!" Have him with us made some things a little better all things considered.
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