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July 14, 2007


David M

Welcome Home.


Today, at Sibley, I heard that you are out of Iraq. I want to thank Christ the Lord for this. I prayed for you (and for those he sent you to) every day and He has answered. May those who remain come home soon as well.

Judy Schletty

Beautiful post. There used to be a chapel at the old St. Mary's Hosp. in Mpls. which was named for a former disabled chaplain (Fr. Paschal Kelly). And the quote you mentioned from The Song of Songs by Solomon was on the wall. Even though the chapel is now used for non-denominational services, and the name changed, they still have the same quote on the wall. Now this Bible verse will remind me of all the sacrifices you and all our soldiers made for us.

Glad you're almost home. About 200 of our MN National Guard arrived home today and were reunited with their families and loved ones. So we're all mighty proud.

Our soldiers said that they were overwhelmed today and one of them even said he liked the high humidity! Judy

Kat in GA: A Soldiers' Angel

Beautiful post, as always. So good to hear from you.


Really a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing this with us. Glad you are on your way home.

Nancy A Comparan

thanks for the window into your life, I`m always looking and analyzing other christians on how to live a christian life.... so glad your home Chaplain. ...


Welcome home, I enjoy reading your thoughts. God bless.

U Little

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My husband is in the Navy. We don't know what it's like to be a 'soldier's family' but we do know a little about being a 'military family.'

We have about a week left of our second deployment. It wasn't nineteen months... It was only three. But I've found your words here (and I am reading through the archives slowly--I have extra time you know) to be such a comfort. You've given me a chance to see the spiritual paralellels that this life offers. And I am so thankful.

I'm also so thankful for your service. Thank you for taking care of our guys. Thank you for going and doing all that you did.


Judy Schletty

Dear Pastor,

Just got another computer, so was happy to reread some of your blog entries again. I miss reading your little sermons. Not only did they help our soldiers, but us at home, too. If you have any other blog sites, be sure to let us know.

Hope you have a good holiday season! God bless you.

Judy Schletty
Chaplain Todd's nephew's girlfriend

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  • On 22 November 05 I received orders to report to Ft Shelby, Mississippi. I have been ordered to join the 1st Brigade Combat Team from Minnesota. I will be the chaplain of the 1-125 Field Artillary Unit, which is being re-tasked as a convoy security unit. We will leave for Iraq in the spring of 2006. Here is the story of my journey.

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