Episode 2263: LIVING THE MIRACLES: A SAILOR'S LIFE IN THE NUCLEAR POWER AGE by Albert Lee Kelln - a podcast by Ric Bratton

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LIVING THE MIRACLES: A SAILOR'S LIFE IN THE NUCLEAR POWER AGE by Albert Lee KellnAl Kelln's twenty-seven miracles will inspire the reader. The son of German speaking immigrants left the aftermath of the Depression in Oklahoma to become a Naval officer and nuclear propulsion engineer.His years at U.S. Naval Academy (class of 1952) prepared him for destroyer and diesel submarine deployments to the Korean War. Surviving several close calls, the author trained in Admiral Rickover's Nuclear Power School.Early exploratory voyages under the ice to the Arctic Ocean on nuclear submarine USS Skate allowed him to be the first person to have flown over, stood at, and gone under the ice at the North Pole.Kelln served in the construction and subsequent operation of four nuclear submarines. Admiral Rickover made him the Chief Engineer of Aircraft Carrier Enterprise CVAN for its operations in the Mediterranean, its circumnavigation of the world, and shipyard overhaul.With humor, the author shares poignant meetings with John Eisenhower, the Queen of Greece, and ruffians at Holy Loch, Scotland.After retirement, Admiral Kelln founded the Naval Submarine League and several Christian endeavors, including a Pregnancy Center. He and his wife, Cecily, live in Llano, Texas and continue their teaching ministries.www.kellnbooks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Living-MIRACLES-Sailors-Nuclear-Power-ebook/dp/B07X4JSPCR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Living+the+Miracles+Albert+Lee+Kelln&qid=1630592819&s=books&sr=1-1http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/akelinfr.mp3   BECOMING THE ADMIRAL'S WIFE: A DUAL MEMOIR OF A CALLED PAIR by Cecily Watson KellnIn this confessional memoir, Cecily Watson Kelln leaves the comforts of her childhood "Cackleberry Farm" to face womanhood fraught with struggles to find love and security. Divorce, rejection, and despair try to knock her down. But her mother's exemplary Christian faith keeps her full of hope.This true story involves travel and adventures, such as the Peace Corps, cold winter in a tent, and a psychedelic baptism. Becoming the Admiral's Wife is a beautiful testimony of the author's search to know God, and how she eventually finds Him in several dramatic encounters with Jesus Christ. By God's mercy and grace, she ultimately meets the loving Christian man who becomes her husband. With inserted excerpts of his fast-track career in the early years of the nuclear Navy, the book illustrates the power of Christ-centered marriage and inspires readers to patiently trust in God's divine plan for their own lives.Cecily Watson Kelln was raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to be a proper debutante. However after college and Peace Corps (Peru), Cecily flung herself into the culture of the 1970s and accrued momentum for enough failed marriages to create a juicy memoir. But while on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, the Hound of Heaven, Jesus Christ Himself, culminated His dogged pursuit of her until she fell prostrate before Him to accept Him as her Lord and Savior.Over the years, Cecily became a student of the Bible. Finally content to be single, Cecily moved to rural Virginia to care for her widowed mother. In an unexpected encounter, Cecily was introduced to her "new best friend," a retired Navy Admiral. They met at a square dance class. They courted and were united a year later in a Christian marriage. Her life story memoir had a new, happy set of chapters with plenty of innovative endeavors as the couple got involved in Christian ministries and moved steadily westward from Virginia.Cecily has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She and her husband, Albert Lee Kelln, also the author of his own memoir, "Living the MIRACLES: A Sailor's Life in the Nuclear Power Age," live on a little farm with animals, water tanks, and solar panels in the Texas Hill Country.www.kellnbooks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Admirals-Wife-Memoir-Called/dp/1737525542/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Becoming+the+Admiral(continued)

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