Category: Faith and Beliefs

A MODEL

Last week we talked about realizing your power and accepting the limits of your power. The gist of it was that God gives you a certain amount of power to care for others in cooperation with what He is doing. When you lose the perspective that you are participating with God and put yourself in …

PATH TO BROKENNESS

Good morning, I’m Chaplain Michael Jaques, a chaplain in the US Army Reserve and at the VA. In our continuing discussion on powerlessness, we will look at some of the ideas of Rev. Charles Gerkin. Rev. Charles Gerkin was a pastoral care theologian and educator. He often addressed the issue of powerlessness. He described the …

WHEN I AM WEAK THEN I AM STRONG

When I’m Weak I’m Strong Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power …

BRUCE ALMIGHTY

Do you remember the movie Bruce Almighty with Jim Carrey? He was given the opportunity to be God for a week. Carrey plays Bruce Nolan a television field reporter desiring to be a news anchor. It turns out that not only didn’t he get the anchor position, but he was also fired from his job. …

THE POWERLESSNESS PODCAST: The Suicide Thoughts

Good morning, I’m Chaplain Michael Jaques, a chaplain with the US Army Reserve and at the VA. Today I am talking with Chaplain Smith about his experience with feelings of powerlessness. Audio In my opinion, Chaplain Smith has found a way to keep powerless somewhat under control. I asked him to share his experiences with …

FINDING HOPE IN POWERLESSNESS

Good morning, I’m Chaplain Michael Jaques, a chaplain in the US Army Reserve and at the VA. This week’s blog is a presentation that I made to my Sunday school class after getting back from my last deployment to Kuwait in 2018. Let me know your thoughts. Introduction Good morning. I’m Michael Jaques.  I’m filling …