Welcome to the Centurion’s Watch Blog!

As founder of our faith-based, nonprofit organization, I’d like to tell you a little about our mission and how we came to be. Technically, the idea for Centurion’s Watch was birthed when I was deployed in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. As a US Army chaplain, I ministered to soldiers...

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Rejoice – The Hope of Easter

Ally and I pray you are mightily blessed as you celebrate this Resurrection Sunday! There is no better time of year to rejoice and reflect on the gift of salvation Christ offers us all. Now and always, there is hope as we look to the future. “The angel said to the women, do not...

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The Valentines Day gift that keeps on giving

Happy Valentines Day! I hope you are well. If you are like most American military couples, at the beginning of a new year, you tend to take a little more of a critical look at your lives and ask yourselves, is this where we thought we would be at this stage of our lives,...

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Living successfully with ALS

“The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their state of mind”—William James I cannot imagine being diagnosed with a disease that would one day cause me to not be able to walk, talk or even breathe on my own. This happened...

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Football, Bruises and a lot of Thanks!

This picture is from my family’s first annual turkey bowl game played in my back yard this past Thanksgiving. The game ended in a tie. Despite a few hard hits and a few bruises everyone had a great time. At our Hedrick Thanksgiving dinner 2007 I instituted a new practice...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Centurion’s Watch

“For the Lord is good, His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation” Psalm 100:4-5 I want to wish you a happy and safe thanksgiving.  This is truly a wonderful time of year as we anticipate gathering with family and friends to celebrate the incredible blessings God has bestowed...

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Achieve More by Sleeping Longer

In our fast paced culture, there’s a healthy pressure to do more with less. It makes sense at times when there is limited time and resources. But it’s a productivity killer when it comes to sleep.  Experts say we need about eight hours a night. But the national average is about 6.8. During times...

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Your impact may produce a future war hero

I hope you and your family are doing well. I have a powerful story to share with you about the impact we can have with the people closest to us.  I hope you will be inspired.   If you’ve ever flown through the Chicago O’Hare airport, there is a statue that commemorates...

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What will revolutionize your Marriage

When you joined the military, you learned very quickly that accomplishing your unit’s mission is far more important than your individual interests. You also learned that to accomplish your unit’s mission requires a high level of commitment from every member of your unit, despite personal sacrifice. You were trained that as good soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, you rise to the occasion...

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