Lake Minnetonka VFW
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CHAPLAIN CHAT
God's purpose for the United States of America is both appealing
and intriguing.  God has watched over our destiny in previous and
current wars and we can be inspired with trust that He will continue
to do the same.

Chat with the Chaplain will help a pensive warrior who is searching
for an understanding of their service in the military.  Scripture and
war experiences can make a spiritual connection between the heart
and God.

Post-traumatic stress is a medical condition.  We hope veterans with
issues of depression/anger/guilt recognize the importance to seek
treatment.  Trust God.
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If you desire moral support, prayer or just need to converse with
another warrior who shares your same experiences, please contact
the Lake Minnetonka Post Chaplain Art Peterson at 952-944-6991
or artpeterson9202wb@yahoo.com
“Fear knocked at the door.
Faith answered.
Nobody was there!”

Mark Twain
                                               Christmas Story

The Christmas story really starts with a tree, not a Christmas tree, but a family
tree.  The fact that the Christmas story starts with a genealogy shows us that it’s a
real story that happened in a real place at a real time.

The angel Gabriel made this announcement to Mary: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for
you found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring
forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the
Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be
no end” (Luke 1:30-33 NKJV).

But that which would be conceived in her would come from the Holy Spirit, and the
problem was getting Joseph to believe it.  When she told him, he didn’t believe it.   
But then an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and confirmed that she would
be the mother of the Messiah: “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call
His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21 NKJV

The God who flung planets into space and kept them from whirling around, the
God who made the universe with just a word, the one who could do anything at all,
was making himself small. And coming down as a baby!

When you look at the life of Christ, it is not a rags-to-riches story; it is a riches-to-
rags.  Jesus went from being a sovereign to being a servant, from the glory of
Heaven to a stable for animals.   And all of that, he did for us.  Praise God, what a
gift of grace and mercy, and it is free.

Worship Jesus this Christmas season as we celebrate his miraculous birth.

May all veterans and families be blessed with a
MERRY CHRISTMAS!