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  • Dealing with resentment

    Matthew chapter 6, verse 15 in the Christian Bible says, "But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." In that verse, and in several other passages of scripture, there is a very strong emphasis on the idea of forgiveness. I think it is very important for all of us to be reminded that we all
  • Arkansas ANG command change

    Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. -- The 189th Airlift Wing recently received notice that Brig. Gen. Dwight D. Balch, the commander of the Arkansas Air National Guard, is retiring June 5, 2015.  Brig. Gen. Kurt Vogel from the National Guard Bureau office of Legislative Liaison will succeed Balch as Arkansas Air Guard commander.Brig. Gen. Balch is
  • Life's Standards

    We are taught to follow standards in life. This all began when our parents taught us their rules. Many of us learned the hard way what happens when those rules were broken. God also gave us clear standards for living our lives. God gave us the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:1-17, "The Golden Rule in Leviticus 19:18 (which was expanded by Jesus in
  • One Key to a Successful Marriage is Great Communication

    When we fight wars, we usually know who the enemy is we are fighting against in the war. We may not always be able to recognize the enemy in the Middle East these days because they do not wear conventional military clothing. Sometimes they are disguised and dressed like us or made to completely blend in with society. The enemy has a name and we
  • When Less Is More

    When is less actually more? Read on to find out! There is a website that I recommend - www.becomingminimalist.com. This website by Joshua Becker focuses on scaling down in our lives to achieve a higher level of happiness. Becker also has a few books out including "Simplify" and "Living with Less." There is a movement in some circles taking hold of
  • Tought time will come, but there is always help available

    There are so many difficult situations around us. Cancer with a friend or relative hits our world. Bombs begin exploding at a marathon in Boston. Jobs are lost due to cutbacks. Sequestration hits the military and civilian workers. A friend suddenly dies due to an illness or an accident.Tough times will come our way. Unfortunately, this is just a
  • So what's up with the C-130 Legacy Formal Training Unit?

    If you've found yourself asking this question over the last few years, you're not alone. There have been lots of changes that have affected the entire "Herk" community so let me try to explain the logic behind some of the seemingly whiplash changes you've seen. Read on ...But first a little background. The 189th Airlift Wing has been the Air
  • Our new 189th Airlift Wing command Chief, Chief Ricky Sowell

    As I embark upon the position of your Wing Command Chief during this UTA, I have some thoughts I would like to share.First, it is an honor and a privilege to serve in this position. I am humbled by the fact that Colonel Eggensperger  has allowed me this great opportunity.I have served in the 189th for over twenty four years and believe we have one
  • Parenting - Starting With The End In Mind

    Parenting is definitely one of the huge responsibilities we have as adults. Marriage and family is a fact of life and parenting takes a lot of work. And...we all know that no instruction manual comes with a baby. Many times, we learn from experience. Raise your hand if you have changed a lot in raising your 2nd or 3rd child compared to how you
  • In preparation for Lent

    On February 13th, much of the Christian world will begin the celebration of Lent, a time of prayer and fasting in preparation for the celebration of Christ's resurrection at Easter. We spend 40 days reflecting on the trials and tribulations of Christ, walking that journey with him to the cross. We recognize our sins and the areas in our lives that
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