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For More Information, Please Contact:

International Conference of Police Chaplains

PO Box 5590
Destin, FL   32540
t. 850-654-9736
f. 850-654-9742
ICPC@icpc4cops.org

March 15th
 
Another quote by an unknown author is, “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
 
It is hard to imagine that the difficult road we are on can lead to a beautiful destination.  Whether you are experiencing personal difficulties or helping others as they deal with difficulties, it is hard to picture a beautiful destination.
 
The journey may be difficult.  The road may be difficult to navigate.  Sometimes the most difficult road leads to the most beautiful destination.  Maybe its beauty is just the end of the trial.  Maybe the beauty is an unanticipated resolution to the difficult road.  The only way to get to the beautiful destination is to keep on going down the difficult road.  If you give up, you will never see the beautiful destination.
 
As you travel the road this week, anticipate the final destination.  The destination may be worth the difficulties of the road.  May God give you perseverance to keep on traveling the difficult roads.  May your difficult road lead to a beautiful destination.
 
Blessings,
 
Pam




March 8th
 
The author of this quote is unknown, “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.”
 
As an ICPC Chaplain, we know all about pressure.  Many ICPC Chaplains are volunteers who juggle full time ministries or employment with chaplaincy.  Beside those demands are the demands of family.
 
In the last year, those pressures have been multiplied as Chaplains have dealt with personal hardship and loss due to the pandemic.  Many of our Chaplains have lost loved ones and colleagues to COVID.  Sometimes it has seemed like it will never end and life will never be the same.
 
Today I encourage you to keep on doing “well under pressure.”  Take each day one at a time.  Give your best each day as you face each challenge.  Wait until tomorrow to face the challenges of tomorrow.  As each day gives way to the next, you become like that diamond that emerged from a chunk of coal. 
 
May you meet the challenges of this week with confidence that God will provide for all your needs just when you need them. 
 
Blessings,
 
Pam



March 1st
 
William James, an American 
philosopher and psychologist, said, “Act as if what you do makes a difference.  IT DOES.”
 
Sometimes we are so bogged down in all the demands and obligations of the day that we forget why we are doing what we do.  No one gives more support and encouragement to law enforcement officers today than ICPC Chaplains. 
 
With COVID-19, Chaplains have been limited in their access to officers.  In many cases, Ride Alongs are suspended, agency visits halted, and the ability to spend time with officers has been greatly affected by the pandemic.  It is so difficult to build and maintain relationships with officers when access is limited. 
 
ICPC Chaplains are creative and innovative.  They have not given up on meeting the needs of the officers and families of the agencies.  They are still doing whatever they can to continue to give support and encouragement to their officers.  You are amazing in your resilience and perseverance.
 
Please know you are doing a great job.  Know that you are loved and being prayed for every day.  When life is difficult, remember that what you do DOES make a difference in the lives of our officers and their families.
 
May God give you the strength to continue even when it is difficult.  May you continue to make a difference every day.

 
Blessings,
 
Pam

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February 22nd
 
Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  it is the COURAGE TO CONTINUE that counts.”
 
These words are just as appropriate for us today as they were when offered by Winston Churchill.  For the last year, we have faced many situations that we have not faced before.  I am sure there have been times for you as there have been for me when it was easy to become discouraged.  In many cases, we experienced neither success or failure but just survival.
 
I encourage you today and throughout this week to remember that “success is not final and failure is not fatal.”  All each of us can do each and every day is to do our best.  Give your best in everything you do, in the decisions you make, and in everything you encounter.
 
May God be with you and give you wisdom for decisions you make, courage to keep on trying, and the assurance that God will never leave you or forsake you.
 
Blessings,
 
Pam