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Coping with PTSD

       It is alarming to me the number of individuals that I have heard of coping with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and I am even more alarmed by the Christian Community’s response.      I recently received a text from a pastor friend (whose wife is divorcing him) that was forced to resign from his church and now has limited visitation with his children, following a major anxiety attack because of his PTSD. During the momentary attack, he freaked out and attacked his wife.   Please understand this individual is a very Godly man, with a deep love for his wife, children, and God. If I shared his story of military service, and his action throughout several search and rescue operations he participated in within the United States during some high-profile disasters, you would call him a hero; however, the reality is what he saw, felt, heard, and lived through is affecting his thinking, causing him to relive them repeatedly.      I understand that many of my Christian friends are bec

The Great Victory: Honoring D-Day

One of the most significance dates in world history is June 6, 1944. On that day the course of history changed. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. Their objective was simple, defeat the Nazis there and move forward inland. However, there task was one of the most difficult of World War ll.   That day would result in over 4,000 men from the American, British, and Canadian Army’s losing their lives with thousands more missing or wounded. That morning June 6, 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower gave orders to commence Operation Overlord. He told the troops: “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.” Two thousand years earlier, Christ gave the Church a commission to do battle and win! Ac