The Battle for Okinawa was Fierce and very Dangerous

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There seems to be no let up in the turmoil we are facing right now.

The pandemic is having its way. The rioting is back, and people are on edge.

The pandemic is spreading very fast. In my home state of Oregon, we have over 1,000 virus cases each day. I am on complete lock down because of health issues, and that goes way back to last March. Nine long months of staring at the walls.

It alarms me that the people are rebelling against their governments, because they do not want to wear masks or go into shut down. They care only for themselves and no one else.

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President Trump is having more troops come home from deployment.

That is very good news for the families. What a great timing for the holidays.

President Trump is in a up hill battle for the presidency. The democrats are all over him to concede. Being President Trump, that is not an option. He is battling until the outcome is really known.

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I thought I would give you another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

This is an excerpt about a WWII veteran that lives right in my hometown of Salem, Oregon. This young man (Age 100) has a story to remember. I will share part of it and you will have to read the rest in the book.(This is call a hook. )

I was doing some grocery shopping when I noticed a guy wearing a WWII hat. I said “Thank you for your service.” He acknowledged my greeting, and we went our separate ways. I continued shopping and I saw him again. I asked him were he was while in the service. He said Okinawa. That was one of the hottest fighting spots during the war. We did some more chit chat, and then we parted ways again.

As I left him I woke up and thought, “Why didn’t you ask him for an interview?? I was kicking myself all the way to the checkout. I came around a barrier at the check stand, and there he was!!! I felt then that this interview was meant to be.

I asked him if I could interview for my book. He said, “Of course,” and he gave me his card. His card said Bob’s Hamburgers. I knew exactly what that place was, because I ate at that restaurant every day when I walked home from school.

I asked him where he got that card. He said, “It is mine!” I looked at the card again, and it said Bob Corey. I was speechless! This guy sold me a hamburger every day, and I even remember talking to him a few times. That was over 60 years ago.

We set up an interview and we went on our ways. I met with him at his home, and sat down on the couch with him. He couldn’t hear very good, so I had to speak louder.

I asked him where in Okinawa he was stationed. He said at the ship yards. He went on to say that they unload all the ships when they came in. He was a Captain and was in charge of a group of men who help unload the ships.

I stated that there were lots of bombing going on in that area. He said, “Oh ya, we had to scurry many times, because some of the planes were Kamikaze pilots.”

I asked him. “What was you worst moment?” He said, “I fell off one of the ships between the ship I was on and a barge that was very close. They both were swaying back and forth. I had to swim fast so that I wasn’t crushed.”

I then asked him what was the worst thing about being there. He said, “The never ending bombing. “

He went to share much more, but you be able to read it in the book.

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How you are doing my brother/sister?

We are tumultuous times. It is hard, at best, to cope. ‘

Fear not.

There are over 10,100 veterans here who have your back.

However, if it just too overwhelming for you right now, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number for you to call 24/7 and it is free. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255 Option #1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Did I Displease God?

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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! You can order the hard copy at the Amazon site there as well.

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Be sure to check out the book trailer for “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.

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We often wonder why things happen the way they do. Was it my fault? Did I displease God?

There are many times we feel this. It could the lost job; losing the battle of addiction, health issues, etc.

I need to make something clear:

  • God cares for us.
  • He is always near.
  • He wants us to have the best life possibly.
  • He made us in His own image, which proves how much He loves us.

When you believe all that I posted above, then you know that God doesn’t cause the things that happen to us. They happen because He wants us to depend on Him to help us through those storms of life. He wants us to call on His name for help. He will be there.

I know this, because He heard my cries for help and recused me from the pits of the muck and mire. I was ready to check out of this hotel called earth, and He stopped me. He had work for me to do, and the work became the book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.”

I am the main character of the book. I share my battles and how I over came them. I didn’t pull any punches. Some think the first section is a little dark. Well, my life was dark at one time, and I needed to have you feel how it was for me.

By the end of the book, I praise God and encourage others to do the same.

You don’t have to wonder if od cares. You just need to go to Him and pray for His guidance. He listens and will give you insights you never though were possible at one time in your life.

Check out the book trailer “Signs of Hope: ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” on the right below the Amazon icon. It will explain in more detail how the book can help.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

Prayer is a Powerful Thing, That We Often Take for Granted

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I  have had a fabulous day, (so far.) I looked out my window this morning and an ugly “no trespassing,” sign was gone that was peeking over my back fence.

I told you a week or so ago, about my mistake in assuming my back neighbors needed help weeding their yard. They had some health issues, and didn’t have time to weed. I went there and did some weeding for them. Well, you would have thought I had attacked them with  a cannon or something. The very next day the signs lined my fence.

I had assumed they needed help, and they were telling me with the signs, “don’t tread on our property.”

I gave them a copy of my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” and placed an apology note inside it.

This morning the signs were gone.  God is so good.

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The second reason I am so happy today is that I got an answer to prayer about two hours ago. I had been praying constantly for a close friend to not only be healed, but that God would help him with the battle he was having with the pain pills, and addiction.

I can’t say yet that God has healed him from his illness, but I can say that he has won (for now) the battle with the pain killers. He emailed me a couple hours ago and reassured me he was OK in that department.

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Two different things that I have been praying about, and God answered them both. Prayer can be a powerful thing. We often take it for granted. We should know that God is always listening, and expect a answer. He may not always answer it the way we expect, but He will answer.

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The are stories in my book, “Signs of Hope! Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” That talk about prayer. I have decided that starting tomorrow, I will be placing excerpts directly from the book on my posts here. So start looking for them daily.

The book reaches out to those who suffer from anxiety, fear, self-doubt, depression, addictions, hopelessness, etc.

There is a special sale going on right now on this site. The books sells for $19.99 in the retail stores, and you can order it right here for only $15.99, and a cut in half price shipping as well. A total savings of over $6.00.

All you do is go up to the top of this page and click on “Bookstore.” f you also want to see some great endorsements, click on “endorsements,” at the top as well.

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Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get! It can be a rough ride on the sea of life, so…….never, ever give up!!