Chapter Chaplain

 


Wild Prairie HOG Chaplains -- The Quiner Family

Please let us know how we can pray for you.  All requests will be kept confidential.

Thank you for the privilege of serving you in prayer.

Your faithful servants in Christ, 

Curt & Judi, Christy & Hannah Quiner

Call us at: 952-474-3600

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Weekly Note of Encouragement - 9/26/2021

 

We read an article in Epoch Times lately by Joshua Becker.  It was good enough to send you the whole thing (don’t worry—it’s short)!

 

Imagine the society we could create if we valued a different kind of success.  

A success not defined by the brand of clothing we could afford, but by the number of people we had helped to clothe.

A success not defined by the amount of money in our bank account, but by how much money we used to help others.

A success not defined by the size of our house, but by the amount of love that was shown there. 

A success not defined by our level of education, but by the degree of our integrity.  

A success not defined by the type of car we drive, but by those we had picked up in life and set down on a better road.  

A success not defined by how loud our voice was, but by how often we spoke up for those without one. 

A success not defined by the quality and quantity of our personal possessions, but by the level of selflessness we have shown to others.  

A success not defined by the number of people who loved us, but by the number of people we have loved.

 

Can I challenge you to pick one of these and focus on making some changes this week?  Really it sounds a lot like the old phrase “What Would Jesus Do?”  Praying that He would give you wisdom this week as you reflect on how success is defined by God.

If there’s ever any way we can come alongside you, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi 


Weekly Note of Encouragement - 9/19/2021

 

This really hit from our daily devotional.  Maybe it will be helpful for you, too.

 

“We all have EGRs—people who come with Extra Grace Required—in our lives.  They annoy us, anger us, frustrate us, and test us.  But they also help us grow.  God calls us to bless people who cause us the most trouble.  How much more is this true for those who only annoy us?"

“…  You cannot control what other people think about you.  You cannot control what other people do to you.  But you do have 100 percent control over how you respond."   

“  You might be completely within your rights to retaliate, but Jesus calls you to take the higher ground, for it is where you’re given a clear perspective.  When you take the high ground, you can see past a person’s actions to their pain.  When you take the high ground, you rise above the irritation and the conflict, choosing to keep the peace."

“…Real love doesn’t just love people who are lovable; real love loves the unlovable.  Real love is patient with the irritable people in your life.  God empowers us to love even those we find hard to love.”

 

Praying for you this week. That you would be given the extra grace we all need sometimes. If there’s any way we can come alongside you, please let us know!

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi


Weekly Note of Encouragement - 9/12/2021

 

We read a quote from Elisabeth Elliot that made us think. Elisabeth Elliot was the widow of Jim Elliot who was killed in 1956 while attempting to minister to the Auca Indians in Ecuador. She said, “If you dwell on your own feelings about things rather than dwelling on the faithfulness, the love, and the mercy of God, then you’re likely to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Our feelings are very fleeting and short-lived. We cannot depend on them for five minutes. But dwelling on the love, faithfulness, and mercy of God is always safe.”

 

This week, in spite of all the junk going on, we’re going to try to focus on the faithfulness, love, and mercy of God. If there’s any way we can come alongside you, please don’t hesitate to get a hold of us!

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi


Weekly Note of Encouragement - 9/6/2021

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on 9/11, we thought the words of Billy Graham as he addressed the nation are appropriate.  He started his message with this:

 

“No matter how hard we try, words simply cannot express the horror, the shock and the revulsion we all feel over what took place in this nation on Tuesday morning. September 11 will go down in our history as a Day to Remember.

Today we say to those who masterminded this cruel plot, and to those who carried it out, that the spirit of this nation will not be defeated by their twisted and diabolical schemes. Some day those responsible will be brought to justice.

But today we come together in this service to confess our need of God. We’ve always needed God from the very beginning of this nation. But today we need Him especially. We’re involved in a new kind of warfare. And we need the help of the Spirit of God.

The Bible says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”

But how do we understand something like this? Why does God allow evil like this to take place? Perhaps that is what you are asking. You may even be angry at God. I want to assure you that God understands these feelings that you may have.

We’ve seen so much that brings tears to our eyes and makes us all feel a sense of anger. But God can be trusted, even when life seems at its darkest.”

 

These words seem very appropriate with the events facing our nation and world today.  No matter what you are dealing with this week, know that God IS our refuge and strength. May we never forget the events of twenty years ago.  May we never forget that God was with us then and is with us now.

If there’s any way we can come alongside you, please let us know. 

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi


Weekly Note of Encouragement - 8/30/2021

 

We found this on facebook and really liked it…  It’s a bit longer than I usually send, but I think it’s worth it:

Dr. Ben Carson (Retired world renowned neurosurgeon) wrote this beautiful piece. Read and be blessed.

 

Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life.

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of flying. But, a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of returning home. That's life!! Enjoy yours.

If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing in the streets. But only poor kids do that.

If power ensures security, then officials should walk unguarded. But those who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages. But those who live simply, walk humbly and love genuinely!

All good will come back to you!!!

Man asks, “Where was God when Myles Munroe, wife and his associates were killed in a crash? He answers, "The same place I sat when John the Baptist my servant was beheaded. When Stephen my servant was stoned to death. When Paul my servant was murdered in Rome. The same place I sat when my only Son was brutally crucified, wounded, bruised and killed. I have not moved from my position."

I am the same. It is not the means of exit from earth that matters but the destination. Live simply. It's all about God!!

 

Have a blessed week.  As always, if there’s any way we can come alongside you this week, please let us know.  

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi

 


Weekly Note of Encouragement - 8/24/2021

 

Judi and I heard another good message this weekend (we listen to messages on CD as we go to the cabin in the truck…). This one hit me, maybe because developing good habits and discipline can be so hard to do. Some comments that struck me:

  • Nobody gets to the Olympics on “I just hope to get there someday.”  You have to set up habits and be disciplined.
  • Successful people are normal people who develop good habits…
  • It takes 6 weeks to develop a new habit…

I don’t know about you, but there are a number of habits I know would be good to be intentional about. One of them is making my relationship with God a priority. It’s amazing to me that He is the creator of the universe, yet He always has time for me. Praying that you would choose one new habit to make a priority this week and for the discipline to stick with it for 6 weeks!

If there’s any way we can come alongside you, please let us know!

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi

 


Weekly Note of Encouragement - 8/18/2021

 

We read this illustration and really liked it…

I appreciate road crews who post bright yellow signs warning me of bumps on the highway. It helps to know what’s ahead, so I can slow down and avoid a huge jolt. I sometimes wish Jesus would warn me about all the impending bumps — relationship issues, sickness, money troubles — in my future. Then I could prepare myself.

But Jesus is too wise to grant my wish. He knows if He forewarns us about future problems, I’ll do one of two things. I’ll worry myself into a state of panic. Or I’ll create a giant list of possible solutions. Either way, I won’t be trusting Him. When I rely on my own limited understanding to repair the broken places in my life, it’s as if I am telling Jesus, “Your love and power aren’t enough. I need to fix this myself.”

I know I can trust Him and calmly rest in His love. Whatever life may bring and whatever bumps loom in my future, Jesus will always be more than enough.”

Our catch phrase these days is “God’s got this!” And no matter what this week holds for you, can I let you know, God’s got this!

If there’s any way we can come alongside you, it would be our privilege.

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi


Weekly Note of Encouragement - 9/19/2021

 

This really hit from our daily devotional.  Maybe it will be helpful for you, too.

 

“We all have EGRs—people who come with Extra Grace Required—in our lives.  They annoy us, anger us, frustrate us, and test us.  But they also help us grow.  God calls us to bless people who cause us the most trouble.  How much more is this true for those who only annoy us?"

“…  You cannot control what other people think about you.  You cannot control what other people do to you.  But you do have 100 percent control over how you respond."   

“  You might be completely within your rights to retaliate, but Jesus calls you to take the higher ground, for it is where you’re given a clear perspective.  When you take the high ground, you can see past a person’s actions to their pain.  When you take the high ground, you rise above the irritation and the conflict, choosing to keep the peace."

“…Real love doesn’t just love people who are lovable; real love loves the unlovable.  Real love is patient with the irritable people in your life.  God empowers us to love even those we find hard to love.”

 

Praying for you this week. That you would be given the extra grace we all need sometimes. If there’s any way we can come alongside you, please let us know!

Your servants in Christ,
Curt & Judi