What Can We do to Reach Out to Our Hurting Veterans?

Today I will share some news about military, and add some of my own thoughts.

Quick thoughts:

  1. Walgreens now accepts Tricare.
  2. One in ten Vietnam veterans have Hepatitis C and don’t even know it. Get tested!
  3. Becoming a gardener helps a lot with PTSD.
  4. The American Legion web site is one of the top resources for job seekers.

What can we do to reach out to our fellow veterans who are in need?

This questions has come up many times. What can we really do? I have some thoughts and ideas.

  1. Check out your very own neighborhood and see how many veterans live near you. Get to know them and help where they may need help.
  2. When you are in a restaurant, don’t be bashful. If you see a veteran with a hat on saying what branch he was in. Go greet him and talk to him.
  3. I was shopping at a grocery store and saw a WWll veteran. I thanked him and it lead to a great interview for my new book , Signs of Hope for the Military: IN and Out of the Trenches of Life. We have become good friends.
  4. I was having coffee with several fellow heart disease men and women after our workout at cardiac rehab. Three of them were veterans. Got three interviews from that and kept them as new friends.
  5. At church, I have found there are many veterans who go there. I have connected with many of them who have become friends. They love to sit and talk.

What about you who are having your own struggles?

Need some help yourself? This is the right place to be my friend. There are over 7,000 followers here who are in the same boat. Make a comment at the end of this post. and I know many will read it and reach out.

If you want to be able to read these posts in your inbox, just go to the top of this page and click on Subscribe. When you do, every time there is a post it will go directly to your inbox.



You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never ,ever, give up!

The Speaker Had to Firmly Tell Him to Cork it!

We have had a big increase in subscribers lately! We have had 70 since the first of this year. This is wonderful for our site. Please help us to continue to grow by also signing up. You can do this by clicking on the icon right after the title. 


We have a huge announcement to make. The book “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” is now in eBook form.  That’s not all! We just lowered the price of the eBook from $4.99 to $2.99! This won’t last very long. Check it out by clicking on the Amazon icon on the right. You can also buy it at any eBook outlets!


Be sure to check out the book trailer on “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It is on the right side right below the Amazon icon. It gives you a clear picture of what the book is about.


I have some issues with heart problems, and I have been in cardiac rehab for a couple of weeks.

Yesterday, we had a special class on nutrition before our workout. It was a great class on what we should and shouldn’t eat. There was one little problem. There was a man in the class that kept interrupting the speaker. He kept bragging about how careful he was about eating and kept giving suggestions to the speaker on what she should be telling us. The speaker had to firmly tell him to cork it!

I was sitting there asking myself: “If this guy is such a good eater and has all the answers on what we should do to be healthy, why is he in cardiac rehab?”

I have read somewhere, that no matter how careful you are with your eating, or how rich you are, you still die. Now that seems to be a harsh statement. I thought it was for a long time until I realized that man is not perfect. Only God and His only begotten Son are perfect.

We will all die sooner or later, but there is hope for each of us. We can have eternal life if we believe in the Lord. It isn’t hard to do. All you have to do is confess that your aren’t perfect; confess your sins, and accepted Jesus into your heart. Done deal!!

You need not fear death any more. It is just a transition time in your life. The next stop is eternal joy and peace.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!