The trial begins today for a 32-year-old military officer charged with premeditated murder in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood November 5 last year. I called Chaplain Richard Brunk this morning. As the anniversary draws near, anxiety returns. Chaplain Brunk says his counseling load has tripled in the last month. Keep him and the folks at Fort Hood in prayer.

Chaplain Brunk’s tour ends ends in a year. He’d like to go around and fill in for pastors on sabbatical. How’s your planning going?