Thank you for visiting.  My name is Fred Hayward and among other things, I am an ordained chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains.  As I near retirement I am seeking ways to give more time to chaplaincy in the public sphere.  For now I am happy to serve in less visible and anonymous ways.

At times I post my ponderings and wonderings here in the Arrows of Light section.  I am slowly updating and re-releasing many of my old blog posts there.  I pray the newly revised editions bring more light than heat.

Speaking of prayers, as certain ones bubble up and attach themselves to images and icons during my contemplations, I can't seem to help myself from crafting little prayer cards that capture their essence.  Sometimes I show them to others and they resonate with the beauty.  The ones that others like the most I tend to give away as I sense the Spirit leading me.  Sometimes I give things directly to individuals, other times I leave them in places where I think people would appreciate them; like prayer chapels and such.  In fact you may have arrived at this site as a result of that.  In the Images and Words section I expand on how those little creations came to be and some of the deeper meanings and histories behind them.  You may find it helpful to explore that.

These and other gifts (books, training, etc.) are given freely to bless you.  Some of you have asked if you can give something in return.  I am willing to accept gifts from you with the understanding that I will reinvest those funds to give more to you and others as God leads.  I am not a non-profit entity, but I also get no material profit from the books, prayer cards or other things I give away.  To date all my giving has been 100% self funded.  (See my current financial statement here.

That being explained, in order to bless more people, I am happy to have you partner with me should the Lord so lead.  That can be done in the form at the lower right, at whatever level your heart desires.

Please feel free to contact me privately in the contact form at the right or share publicly in the comment sections below.  I'd love to hear your story.

God's peace to you.

Chaplain Fred

"Light unshared is darkness."
-George MacDonald

Learn more:
International Fellowship of Chaplains
PO Box 1004
Temple, TX 76503-6130
Phone: (989) 753-3211
Fax: (989) 753-3238

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