A military officer encouraged readers to take advantage of their faith to improve their health, igniting a controversy with another military organization. “If you desire to improve your health in this new year, just give yourself a little something to work with,” Col. Thomas Hundley writes in a “Motivational Monday Message” on the official Military Health System website.

“During my grandfather’s story he said, ‘A person can’t pray for a new job and expect to get it when they haven’t even filled out an application. You have to give God a little something to work with,'” Hundley writes. “I challenge you to join the Operation Live Well team on the journey to attain a ‘new you’ in 2016. All we have to do is give God and ourselves a little something to work with. Happy New Year!” But the Military Religious Freedom Foundation condemned Hundley’s statements. FULL REPORT