MY video on my book
MY video on my book
Jesus and I (written 1989)
I cannot do it alone nor have the will,
The waves run fast and high.
The fog closes in with a chill,
As the light grows dim in the sky.
But I know that we two shall win,
Myself and Jesus within.
I pray for help that only He can give,
With my boat on the raging sea.
He comes, the One through Whom I live,
Who pulls or steers with me.
And I know that we two shall come safely into port,
His child and He.
Coward, wayward and weak,
I am like the ever changing sky.
One-day eager and brave,
The next day not caring to try.
But He never gives in,
We two, Jesus and I shall win.
Strong, tender and true.
Crucified once for all and me,
I know He will never change,
Whatever I am, do or be.
We shall finish our course and reach home at Last,
His child and He,
Forgetting the past.
10 Ways to Recognize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
https://www.createspace.com/5545873 “Live Now! Continue the Fight!
After a loss, it is normal to go through a natural grieving process. Sometimes, however, after a tragedy, such as a sudden traumatic event(s), feelings of loss surface several weeks or months after the tragedy occurred. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Recognizing these symptoms in yourself or others is the first step toward recovery and finding appropriate help and treatment. Most of which I have dealt with and am have become free from them; the * will show the ones that I have.
The following information is another excerpt taken from a paper published by Point Man International, called REVEILLE. Here are ten chief characteristics that may help you identify PTSD in yourself and others:
*(1) Re-experiencing traumatic events through vivid memories or flash backs. I have had many of these, most came at night.
(2) Feeling “emotionally numb”.
(3) Feeling overwhelmed by what would normally be considered everyday situations and feeling diminished interest in performing normal tasks or pursuing your usual interests. (N)
*(4) Crying uncontrollably. This was one of my most common fears for a long time.
(5) Isolating oneself from family and friends and avoiding social situations.
*(6) Relying increasingly on alcohol or drugs to get through the day. I had my times when I did drink to be “social” yet it also became a way of escape from my thoughts and feelings.
*(7) Feeling extremely moody, irritable, angry, suspicious or frightened. I can become quite moody, I try to monitor my blood pressure as this is a great indicator I need to relax.
*(8) Having difficulty falling or staying asleep, sleeping too much and experiencing nightmares. I have had many “bad dreams” and am up and down most nights.
*(9) Feeling guilty about surviving the event or being unable to solve the problem, and harbouring guilt over not being able to change the event or prevent the disaster. Having made it through the night time battle I often asked myself, “Why did I survive?” Feeling fears and a sense of doom about the future. (10)Feeling fears and a sense of doom about the future.
Source - Point Man Ministries
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St Jude – Father Michael Lynch (Joliet)
Post 1088 – American Legion (Joliet)
Life Church (Rock Run – Joliet)
Julio (USMC) Romeoville Aldi's
Kenneth Copeland (www.kcm.org) mentioned how his Mother had prayed for him and it reminded me of my Mom! As I knelt seriously injured, -getting between 3 RPG's-, and seeing an "Angel of Death" to my right side about 200 feet away I knew where I was headed at that moment, Hell for eternity! Although it made no movement towards me, I felt a great sense of danger and fear; it was as though I knew what he came to do! I remembered thinking then, of the promise I had made my mother a few months previously that I would return home, I believe now that I would not have, without the humility I felt at that moment. This really shows how much what we say at times can make a difference. I can only imagine now if I had just left without saying what I did to my mother; how the events of my life could have been drastically changed forever if I had done that. Because of the promise I made chose to cry out and say; "God give me another chance; please, and I will do better”.