OCF Crosspoint is a production of Officers' Christian Fellowship and is dedicated to sharing stories of military life at the intersection of faith, family & profession. Some stories will be informational, educational, inspirational...or maybe all three. OCF's vision is the military community positively impacted through Christ-like leaders. OCF engages military leaders in Biblical fellowship and growth to equip them for Christ-like service at the intersection of faith, family, and profession. For more information, visit the OCF website at www.ocfusa.org.
Chris Thompson, Gold Star Mother: “God wants you to keep on living”
Chris Thompson shares her story of military life at the intersection of faith, family, and profession by telling the story of her daughter, Maj Elizabeth Betsy Kealey, USMC, and offering insights on life as a Gold Star Mother.
Rico Lane: “I just didn't have that loving relationship with a father”
Capt Rico Lane, USAF, shares his story of military life at the intersection of faith, family, and profession. His “blessedtimony” (that’s a nod to his ministry, Blessedtimony) includes three primary themes: fatherhood, faith, and family—specifically how God used the Bible verse text messages of a grandfather to begin changing Rico’s life.
Becky Haggerty: “God, why don’t you care?”
This episode starts with an original composition from Becky called “I Speak.” She wrote the song in 2015 and says it’s about praying to God and feeling like He’s just not hearing you. That’s a theme that she says would become more applicable in the coming years. Becky’s story is one of battling through anxiety and self-worth, and her journey to be in a right relationship with her Heavenly Father even when it seems like God just doesn’t care.
Chipu Chu: “I was broken. I needed a savior.”
In this episode, you’ll hear the story of 2nd Lt Chip Chu, USAF. When I interviewed Chip over a year ago, he was still a Firstie at the Air Force Academy. COVID-19 wasn’t exactly a household word yet. There was no point of reference or context for things like “flatten the curve,” “social distancing,” “wear your mask”… or who could forget the “8pm howl” for first responders and medical personnel in the early days of the pandemic?
Season 2 Introduction
OCF Crosspoint returns April 26 with a new season and new stories of military life at the intersection of faith, family, and profession. If you have an idea for a topic that should be considered, or if you know of a story that needs to be told, send an email to email@example.com.
MIDN Isaiah Walker: Finding community can be challenging
Today, you’re going to hear the story of Midshipman Isaiah Walker, he’s a senior in the ROTC program at Ole Miss who has struggled with isolation and the challenges of integrating faith and profession.
Greatly enjoyed hearing the podcast on service to our country. Would love to hear more about what it means to have a Christian view on combat.
A great idea to encourage and network an learn who we are -serving the Lord in the military-
But could do without the OCF advertising with each pod cast - why not one on the OCF to get the word across?
Art Athens: What’s so amazing about grace
Excellent and encouraging reminder to Jesus’ call to “follow me” and what that means... abide in Christ!