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    Life Changes

    My US Air Force retirement ceremony is scheduled for June 29th. After taking the summer off to depressurize, I'll be on my way in September to Lutheran seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    Who, me? A pastor? That's kinda scary, don'tcha think?
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    Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. Psalm 144:1

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    "And for my first sermon... drop and give me twenty."

    Yes, it is a bit scary. This is quite an about face for you.
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    Congrats on your retirement, and good luck with your future career!
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    Congrats on the retirement, Sarge! It's well earned. Bravo-Zulu for a successful career....even if it was in the Air Force...
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    Congrats, Sarge
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    Congrats, Sarge, and good luck for the next phase
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    High Speed, Low Drag, Hooah, and all that rubish. Congradulations Sarge on a job well done. Those young wipper snappers will take it from here (hopefully not messing things up on their way on). Oh, one more thing. Don't forget to take a big old gulp of that grog on the way out.
    Ever thought of doing Chaplain work once you get your seminary time out of the way? I here they are hurting for chaplains in some of the branches.

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    I guess this lends a whole new meaning to "Comin' in on a wing and a Prayer." Give 'em ... (ahem!) heck, Padre Sarge!

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    Congrats on the retirement, Sarge, and many thanks for the years of service to our country. Enjoy the time off; you've earned it.
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    Congratulations Sarge
    Phoenix...

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    but maybe we should just remove all the safety lables and let nature take it's course"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Who, me? A pastor? That's kinda scary, don'tcha think?

    Not scarier than a Sarge. No seriously I wish you the best on your newest endeavor!
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    Congrats on your retirement, Sarge. And good luck with the seminary. Hopefully, being a Pastor will be a much quiter life for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
    Hopefully, being a Pastor will be a much quiter life for you.
    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tatterdemalion King View Post
    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood..."
    Ephesians 6, the chapter with the whole armor of God. When your pastor finds out you're in the SCA and have a suit of armor, it's just a matter of time before he asks you to wear it to church for a scripture reading.

    Yeah, the military is short on chaplains right now, but I'll be 48 by the time I'm ordained, and I hope we won't need so many that far down the road. It's an option, but not one I'd jump at right now.

    Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone.
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