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Mr.PTSD

Mr. PTSD

A follow up to the silent demon. Warning some parts of this blog may be upsetting especially to those who have combat PTSD or may have a loved one who suffers from it or a loved one who has out of desperation taken his life into his own hands. It is not my intention to upset anyone,my only intent is to shed some bright lights on what some see as a taboo subject that should be hidden in the shadows.

Before my husband even left Iraq (while serving his country) I knew he was bringing home a life long guest with him. Without his choice Mr.PTSD had latched on to my husband and would be like a monkey on his back for life. How much this new life long guest would affect us I had NO idea. What I as a spouce am doing is dealing with his issues the best way I alone know how to. Were the VA may state they have many ways to help someone with PTSD, IMHO that is far from what I humbly consider the truth. Were as we are very thankful for the help they do provide, their cookie cutter ideas of one size fits all is a very tough cookie to swallow especially when trust plays a major role with any medical/mental health care provider.

My husband was in Iraq no more than 3 months when I was urgently contacted by one of his brothers in arms that I had never met. I received an urgent IM via yahoo in the middle of the night with a short introduction asking me what should be done. One of my husbands brothers walked into his living quarters unexpectantly to find my husband sitting on his cot with his gun locked and loaded ready to swallow a round. Anyone that knows my husband knows that suiciede is totally against his personal and spiritual beliefs. My husband does not condone suicide or murder the only type of violent actions my husband would condone was in a case of self defense. Even then he would do his best to make sure no one was hurt and everyone was safe and sound.

Thankfully my husband's brother in arms got him to a phone to wear I could try to talk to him and see what was going on with him. If my husband had called me alone he would have never told me for the fear he might have put me in the same mindset. My husband did exactlly what he knew he needed to before he reached the point of hopelessness. He went to the chaplian. After all with his wife working/volunteering in many different ministry and religious fields most of her life when in need of spiritual counseling common sense in our case would send him looking for spiritual guidance. Which he had already done. Only to be told by a TRAINED military chaplian since you are not a christian and play role playing games to mentally escape while in a war zone (D&D) you might as well not be here your going to die anyway. My mouth hit the floor when my husband told me this over the phone. Boy was I fit to be tied. My husband agreed to hand his gun over to his sgt and go straight to mental health. The Major he saw at mental health brushed it off like lint on a 3 piece suite telling him to suck it up soilder and get back to work. Thankfully after a few days my husband did his best to buck up and face the mission at hand and was given back his weapon. However what had driven my husband to this point unfourtunately was not going to stop. Knowing that first off my husband the only man I have ever been in love with was not only in constant danger yet the damages of the things he had seen and had to do had took a straight track to his mental health. Not only was he dealing with teroist, his mental health had already taken a huge hit and those in higher positions that were suppose to help him were null and void because he was NOT a Christian and in the eyes of a military Chaplian his life was worthless.

In our personal lives the war wages on as MR.PTSD makes his pressance daily known in our personal lives. In closing I would like to not only thank our troops, veterans, our higher power/s but I would like to thank the young man who saved my husbands life. If you ever stumble across this blog you will never know how thankfull I am to you! I will never forget you!

~Gypsy/Truth Dreamer~

Morning Verse

"And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed." Matthew 26:39

There are several instructive features in our Saviour's prayer in His hour of trial. It was lonely prayer. He withdrew even from His three favoured disciples. Believer, be much in solitary prayer, especially in times of trial. Family prayer, social prayer, prayer in the Church, will not suffice, these are very precious, but the best beaten spice will smoke in your censer in your private devotions, where no ear hears but God's.

It was humble prayer. Luke says He knelt, but another evangelist says He "fell on His face." Where, then, must be THY place, thou humble servant of the great Master? What dust and ashes should cover thy head! Humility gives us good foot-hold in prayer. There is no hope of prevalence with God unless we abase ourselves that He may exalt us in due time.

It was filial prayer. "Abba, Father." You will find it a stronghold in the day of trial to plead your adoption. You have no rights as a subject, you have forfeited them by your treason; but nothing can forfeit a child's right to a father's protection. Be not afraid to say, "My Father, hear my cry."

Observe that it was persevering prayer. He prayed three times. Cease not until you prevail. Be as the importunate widow, whose continual coming earned what her first supplication could not win. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.

Lastly, it was the prayer of resignation. "Nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt." Yield, and God yields. Let it be as God wills, and God will determine for the best. Be thou content to leave thy prayer in his hands, who knows when to give, and how to give, and what to give, and what to withhold. So pleading, earnestly, importunately, yet with humility and resignation, thou shalt surely prevail.

Evening Verse

"Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?" Job 38:31

If inclined to boast of our abilities, the grandeur of nature may soon show us how puny we are. We cannot move the least of all the twinkling stars, or quench so much as one of the beams of the morning. We speak of power, but the heavens laugh us to scorn. When the Pleiades shine forth in spring with vernal joy we cannot restrain their influences, and when Orion reigns aloft, and the year is bound in winter's fetters, we cannot relax the icy bands. The seasons revolve according to the divine appointment, neither can the whole race of men effect a change therein. Lord, what is man?

In the spiritual, as in the natural world, man's power is limited on all hands. When the Holy Spirit sheds abroad His delights in the soul, none can disturb; all the cunning and malice of men are ineffectual to stay the genial quickening power of the Comforter. When He deigns to visit a church and revive it, the most inveterate enemies cannot resist the good work; they may ridicule it, but they can no more restrain it than they can push back the spring when the Pleiades rule the hour. God wills it, and so it must be. On the other hand, if the Lord in sovereignty, or in justice, bind up a man so that he is in soul bondage, who can give him liberty? He alone can remove the winter of spiritual death from an individual or a people. He looses the bands of Orion, and none but He. What a blessing it is that He can do it. O that He would perform the wonder to-night. Lord, end my winter, and let my spring begin. I cannot with all my longings raise my soul out of her death and dulness, but all things are possible with Thee. I need celestial influences, the clear shinings of Thy love, the beams of Thy grace, the light of Thy countenance, these are the Pleiades to me. I suffer much from sin and temptation, these are my wintry signs, my terrible Orion. Lord, work wonders in me, and for me. Amen.

Morning Verse

"My beloved." Song 2:8

This was a golden name which the ancient Church in her most joyous moments was wont to give to the Anointed of the Lord. When the time of the singing of birds was come, and the voice of the turtle was heard in her land, her love-note was sweeter than either, as she sang, "My beloved is mine and I am His: He feedeth among the lilies." Ever in her song of songs doth she call Him by that delightful name, "My beloved!" Even in the long winter, when idolatry had withered the garden of the Lord, her prophets found space to lay aside the burden of the Lord for a little season, and to say, as Esaias did, "Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching His vineyard." Though the saints had never seen His face, though as yet He was not made flesh, nor had dwelt among us, nor had man beheld His glory, yet He was the consolation of Israel, the hope and joy of all the chosen, the "beloved" of all those who were upright before the Most High. We, in the summer days of the Church, are also wont to speak of Christ as the best beloved of our soul, and to feel that He is very precious, the "chiefest among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely." So true is it that the Church loves Jesus, and claims Him as her beloved, that the apostle dares to defy the whole universe to separate her from the love of Christ, and declares that neither persecutions, distress, affliction, peril, or the sword have been able to do it; nay, he joyously boasts, "In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us."

O that we knew more of Thee, Thou ever precious one!

 

My sole possession is Thy love;

In earth beneath, or heaven above,

I have no other store;

And though with fervent suit I pray,

And importune Thee day by day,

I ask Thee nothing more.

 

Morning Verse

"Strong in faith." Romans 4:20

Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings. If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers, from God's throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who believes. Faith is the angelic messenger between the soul and the Lord Jesus in glory. Let that angel be withdrawn, we can neither send up prayer, nor receive the answers. Faith is the telegraphic wire which links earth and heaven—on which God's messages of love fly so fast, that before we call He answers, and while we are yet speaking He hears us. But if that telegraphic wire of faith be snapped, how can we receive the promise? Am I in trouble?—I can obtain help for trouble by faith. Am I beaten about by the enemy?—my soul on her dear Refuge leans by faith. But take faith away—in vain I call to God. There is no road betwixt my soul and heaven. In the deepest wintertime faith is a road on which the horses of prayer may travel—ay, and all the better for the biting frost; but blockade the road, and how can we communicate with the Great King? Faith links me with divinity. Faith clothes me with the power of God. Faith engages on my side the omnipotence of Jehovah. Faith ensures every attribute of God in my defence. It helps me to defy the hosts of hell. It makes me march triumphant over the necks of my enemies. But without faith how can I receive anything of the Lord? Let not him that wavereth—who is like a wave of the Sea—expect that he will receive anything of God! O, then, Christian, watch well thy faith; for with it thou canst win all things, however poor thou art, but without it thou canst obtain nothing. "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth."

 

Evening Verse

"As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you." John 15:9

As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves His people. What is that divine method? He loved Him without beginning, and thus Jesus loves His members. "I have loved thee with an everlasting love." You can trace the beginning of human affection; you can easily find the beginning of your love to Christ, but His love to us is a stream whose source is hidden in eternity. God the Father loves Jesus without any change. Christian, take this for your comfort, that there is no change in Jesus Christ's love to those who rest in Him. Yesterday you were on Tabor's top, and you said, "He loves me:" today you are in the valley of humiliation, but He loves you still the same. On the hill Mizar, and among the Hermons, you heard His voice, which spake so sweetly with the turtle-notes of love; and now on the sea, or even in the sea, when all His waves and billows go over you, His heart is faithful to His ancient choice. The Father loves the Son without any end, and thus does the Son love His people. Saint, thou needest not fear the loosing of the silver cord, for His love for thee will never cease. Rest confident that even down to the grave Christ will go with you, and that up again from it He will be your guide to the celestial hills. Moreover, the Father loves the Son without any measure, and the same immeasurable love the Son bestows upon His chosen ones. The whole heart of Christ is dedicated to His people. He "loved us and gave Himself for us." His is a love which passeth knowledge. Ah! we have indeed an immutable Saviour, a precious Saviour, one who loves without measure, without change, without beginning, and without end, even as the Father loves Him! There is much food here for those who know how to digest it. May the Holy Ghost lead us into its marrow and fatness!

Evening Verse

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

This is the seventh of the beatitudes: and seven was the number of perfection among the Hebrews. It may be that the Saviour placed the peacemaker the seventh upon the list because he most nearly approaches the perfect man in Christ Jesus. He who would have perfect blessedness, so far as it can be enjoyed on earth, must attain to this seventh benediction, and become a peacemaker. There is a significance also in the position of the text. The verse which precedes it speaks of the blessedness of "the pure in heart: for they shall see God." It is well to understand that we are to be "first pure, then peaceable." Our peaceableness is never to be a compact with sin, or toleration of evil. We must set our faces like flints against everything which is contrary to God and His holiness: purity being in our souls a settled matter, we can go on to peaceableness. Not less does the verse that follows seem to have been put there on purpose. However peaceable we may be in this world, yet we shall be misrepresented and misunderstood: and no marvel, for even the Prince of Peace, by His very peacefulness, brought fire upon the earth. He Himself, though He loved mankind, and did no ill, was "despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief." Lest, therefore, the peaceable in heart should be surprised when they meet with enemies, it is added in the following verse, "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Thus, the peacemakers are not only pronounced to be blessed, but they are compassed about with blessings. Lord, give us grace to climb to this seventh beatitude! Purify our minds that we may be "first pure, then peaceable," and fortify our souls, that our peaceableness may not lead us into cowardice and despair, when for Thy sake we are persecuted.

 

Morning Verse

"I am a stranger with thee." Psalm 39:12

Yes, O Lord, with Thee, but not to Thee. All my natural alienation from Thee, Thy grace has effectually removed; and now, in fellowship with Thyself, I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country. Thou art a stranger in Thine own world. Man forgets Thee, dishonours Thee, sets up new laws and alien customs, and knows Thee not. When Thy dear Son came unto His own, His own received Him not. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. Never was foreigner so speckled a bird among the denizens of any land as Thy beloved Son among His mother's brethren. It is no marvel, then, if I who live the life of Jesus, should be unknown and a stranger here below. Lord, I would not be a citizen where Jesus was an alien. His pierced hand has loosened the cords which once bound my soul to earth, and now I find myself a stranger in the land. My speech seems to these Babylonians among whom I dwell an outlandish tongue, my manners are singular, and my actions are strange. A Tartar would be more at home in Cheapside than I could ever be in the haunts of sinners. But here is the sweetness of my lot: I am a stranger with Thee. Thou art my fellow-sufferer, my fellow-pilgrim. Oh, what joy to wander in such blessed society! My heart burns within me by the way when thou dost speak to me, and though I be a sojourner, I am far more blest than those who sit on thrones, and far more at home than those who dwell in their ceiled houses.

 

"To me remains nor place, nor time:

My country is in every clime;

I can be calm and free from care

On any shore, since God is there.

 

While place we seek, or place we shun,

The soul finds happiness in none:

But with a God to guide our way,

'Tis equal joy to go or stay."

 

Morning Verse

"We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." Acts 14:22

God's people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when He chose His people, that they should be an untried people. They were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly joy. Freedom from sickness and the pains of mortality was never promised them; but when their Lord drew up the charter of privileges, He included chastisements amongst the things to which they should inevitably be heirs. Trials are a part of our lot; they were predestinated for us in Christ's last legacy. So surely as the stars are fashioned by his hands, and their orbits fixed by Him, so surely are our trials allotted to us: He has ordained their season and their place, their intensity and the effect they shall have upon us. Good men must never expect to escape troubles; if they do, they will be disappointed, for none of their predecessors have been without them. Mark the patience of Job; remember Abraham, for he had his trials, and by his faith under them, he became the "Father of the faithful." Note well the biographies of all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and you shall discover none of those whom God made vessels of mercy, who were not made to pass through the fire of affliction. It is ordained of old that the cross of trouble should be engraved on every vessel of mercy, as the royal mark whereby the King's vessels of honour are distinguished. But although tribulation is thus the path of God's children, they have the comfort of knowing that their Master has traversed it before them; they have His presence and sympathy to cheer them, His grace to support them, and His example to teach them how to endure; and when they reach "the kingdom," it will more than make amends for the "much tribulation" through which they passed to enter it.

 

Spring into balance in your life.

Spring into balance in your life.

As the calendar tells us we are traveling into the heart and soul of spring, even though the Earth still has a frozen tundra look about it.  We are at the point were many of the world has traded in their new years resolutions for the sake of our own personally sanity.  No matter what the universe decides to throw at us daily we have a full plate many days and not an extra one to spare no matter what the situation is.

We often hear how we need to put on our own oxygen mask 1st. At 1st that statement can sound rather selfish.  Yet looking at it logically if you cant breathe how can you help the one you love or the stranger next to you breathe?  As we look towards spring and the visions of tulips,chocolate filled bunnies and spring cleaning ahead. What about a spiritual and religious cleansing of our hearts and souls?

In every positive religion and spiritual belief system you will find at the core a version of the golden rule. Do unto others what you would have done to you, treat others the way you want to be treated, do as you will yet harm none. What those of us sometimes forget is the importance of balance. Life no matter what career field you are in, no matter your age, what you have been through in this world if you do not take time out to put on your oxygen mask you can not help your neighbor or those around you. You soon will become stressed to were it will effect your health.

I challenge you to take 30 mins and meditate, reach deep into your heart and soul once a week. Your higher power/s will guide you along the way. If you are in an intimate relationship there is nothing more spectacular than sitting together in a comfortable position as you hold each others hands,close your eyes together and just be, meditate together. If meditating is new to you there are many videos on you tube that can help you learn the basics. It does not matter if you are of different belief or spiritual system , your higher power/s will connect you and lead the way!

Couples that meditate together often find themselves in more intimate, happier, romantic relationships and before they know it a little spark has reunited it is wonderful to watch couples reunite and fall in love again. At 1st you may have things you may not want to discuss with each other, yet as your time and connection grows the flood gates often open wider that you can imagine. You end up not realizing that you have brought back the time when you first met and became a union.

In closing my challenge to you is, to place yourself into time out for at least 15 mins a day if that is all you have to spare. Whether it be with your partner or yourself.  Set a timer and pick one thing to do for yourself during the 15 mins the timer is set. Even if it is to not answer the phone and grab a treat that is in your meal plan, sit down and enjoy it while you think ,talk to a friend, or just breathe. It will make a world of difference in your life,stress levels and attitude.  As time goes on if you can figure out how to increase your time out then do so. 

Since spring is upon us why dont we all spring into a new resolution for ourselves and find the balance that our heart,souls,and bodies need and deserve?

Blessed Be!

~Gypsy/ Truth dreamer~

Afternoon Verse

"Let us not sleep, as do others." 1 Thessalonians 5:6

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, "To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse." Christian enquired, "Brother, where shall we begin?" And Hopeful answered, "Where God began with us." Then Christian sang this song—

 

"When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,

And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;

Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,

Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb'ring eyes.

Saints' fellowship, if it be managed well,

Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell."

 

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take "sweet counsel" with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open—the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them—a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.

 

Afternoon Verse

"He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove." Matthew 3:16

As the Spirit of God descended upon the Lord Jesus, the head, so He also, in measure, descends upon the members of the mystical body. His descent is to us after the same fashion as that in which it fell upon our Lord. There is often a singular rapidity about it; or ever we are aware, we are impelled onward and heavenward beyond all expectation. Yet is there none of the hurry of earthly haste, for the wings of the dove are as soft as they are swift. Quietness seems essential to many spiritual operations; the Lord is in the still small voice, and like the dew, His grace is distilled in silence. The dove has ever been the chosen type of purity, and the Holy Spirit is holiness itself. Where He cometh, everything that is pure and lovely, and of good report, is made to abound, and sin and uncleanness depart. Peace reigns also where the Holy Dove comes with power; He bears the olive branch which shows that the waters of divine wrath are assuaged. Gentleness is a sure result of the Sacred Dove's transforming power: hearts touched by His benign influence are meek and lowly henceforth and for ever. Harmlessness follows, as a matter of course; eagles and ravens may hunt their prey—the turtledove can endure wrong, but cannot inflict it. We must be harmless as doves. The dove is an apt picture of love, the voice of the turtle is full of affection; and so, the soul visited by the blessed Spirit, abounds in love to God, in love to the brethren, and in love to sinners; and above all, in love to Jesus. The brooding of the Spirit of God upon the face of the deep, first produced order and life, and in our hearts, He causes and fosters new life and light. Blessed Spirit, as Thou didst rest upon our dear Redeemer, even so rest upon us from this time forward and for ever.

Evening Verse

"Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ." Ephesians 3:8

The apostle Paul felt it a great privilege to be allowed to preach the gospel. He did not look upon his calling as a drudgery, but he entered upon it with intense delight. Yet while Paul was thus thankful for his office, his success in it greatly humbled him. The fuller a vessel becomes, the deeper it sinks in the water. Idlers may indulge a fond conceit of their abilities, because they are untried; but the earnest worker soon learns his own weakness. If you seek humility, try hard work; if you would know your nothingness, attempt some great thing for Jesus. If you would feel how utterly powerless you are apart from the living God, attempt especially the great work of proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ, and you will know, as you never knew before, what a weak unworthy thing you are. Although the apostle thus knew and confessed his weakness, he was never perplexed as to the subject of his ministry. From his first sermon to his last, Paul preached Christ, and nothing but Christ. He lifted up the cross, and extolled the Son of God who bled thereon. Follow his example in all your personal efforts to spread the glad tidings of salvation, and let "Christ and Him crucified" be your ever recurring theme. The Christian should be like those lovely spring flowers which, when the sun is shining, open their golden cups, as if saying, "Fill us with thy beams!" but when the sun is hidden behind a cloud, they close their cups and droop their heads. So should the Christian feel the sweet influence of Jesus; Jesus must be his sun, and he must be the flower which yields itself to the Sun of Righteousness. Oh! to speak of Christ alone, this is the subject which is both "seed for the sower, and bread for the eater." This is the live coal for the lip of the speaker, and the master-key to the heart of the hearer.

Veterans Body Returns Home After 45 Years


By Diane Turbyfill

Published in The Huffington Post: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:26 AM.

Dennis Price remembers the last time he saw his brother. “He told me he loved me and not to worry because nothing was going to happen to him, but he never came back,” Price said. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bunyan Durant Price Jr. was in a helicopter that was shot down over Cambodia in May 1970. He was listed as a prisoner of war for decades, but Price’s remains were recently identified as those found in a grave about a mile from where the chopper went down. He will soon be given a burial ceremony locally and at Arlington National Cemetery. DNA match In the 1990s, Dennis Price and his three sisters gave DNA samples to the military in hopes their brother’s remains would eventually be identified. More than 20 years passed. Then they got the call. Price’s remains had been found in a grave about a mile from where his helicopter went down. The caller said the Department of Defense had found Sgt. Price’s remains, and they planned to have a face-to-face meeting soon.Feb. 9, the day his sisters and brothers got the news, would have been Bunyan Price’s 65thbirthday. 

Life in the mill village

The Prices lived in Belmont in the Chronicle Mill village. Dennis Price looked up to his big brother, who went to work at the mill at 16. A couple of years later, the older brother, nicknamed Junior, was drafted. Dennis Price recalls that his brother was proud to join the armed forces. “He wanted to go fight for his country,” he said.His brother did get occasional leave to come back to Belmont. “Every time he came in on a furlough, he’d pick me up from school, and we’d go fishing,” Price said.

Missing in action

Price was in school when an announcement came over the intercom. He was told to report to the office, then sent home because of a family emergency. He remembers turning the corner on his street and seeing military vehicles. He had a sinking feeling. Price’s parents, Bunyan and Virginia Price, were devastated by the news that their son’s helicopter had gone down. They all were, Dennis Price said. “It changed my life from then on. I never was the same,” he said.

Shot down

Bunyan Price Jr. joined the Army in 1969. A year later, he was in a helicopter brought down by enemy fire. Everyone on board survived the crash but had only seconds to move, according to military accounts.Several of the men were captured by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces. Some died in captivity. Others were released years later. At least one of the men on the helicopter reported he thought Price had been captured, though he never saw him in any of the prison camps.Conflicting reports For decades the Prices thought their brother lived at least some time as a POW. But the location of his remains makes that report confusing, Dennis Price said. If his brother had been a prisoner of war, why was his body found in a grave a mile from the crash site? Price wants to be happy that he finally has answers about his brother, but the inconsistencies bother him. Price has a military document with his brother’s signature on it. It is dated 1971. How is that possible if he was missing in 1970, Dennis Price asked? He fears the conflicting reports will keep him from ever finding peace. “I still don’t think I’m going to have closure even though they say they have his remains,” Price said.

Military silence

Military websites still list Sgt. Bunyan Price Jr. as a POW.Lt. Col. Melinda Morgan said she can’t confirm a soldier’s remains have been identified until the family officially accepts the report. Dennis Price said that official meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. Morgan would say that the military has been making similar announcements as more and more missing soldiers are found. “We actively are researching MIAs all the way from World War II to current conflicts,” she said.

Proper burial

Dennis Price and his sisters plan to meet a military representative this week at a local funeral home. The military has offered to bury some of Sgt. Price’s remains in a grave by his parents in Gastonia. A portion of the man’s remains were difficult to separate from two other soldiers who had been buried in the same grave. Those remains will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Dennis Price said. Price said the military has offered to fly the family to Virginia for the burial, and he plans to be there. Not knowing whether his brother died the day of the crash or in the years that followed is still unsettling to Price, but part of him wants to accept that his brother didn’t meet a terrible end in a prison camp.“I hope and pray that he didn’t have to suffer or go through any kind of torture,” Price said.

You can reach Diane Turbyfill at 704-869-1817 and Twitter.com/GazetteDiane.

Search for missing soldiers

The Department of Defense has developed a POW/MIA accounting agency.

Field teams investigate crash and burial sites, conduct interviews and check historical wartime records and archives to find missing American soldiers.

Today, more than 1,600 of those Americans remain unaccounted for.

More than 83,000 Americans remain missing

73,515              

World War II

7,855                 

Korean War

1,636                 

Vietnam War

126                    

Cold War

6                         

Gulf Wars/other conflicts

*Out of the missing, 75 percent are located in the Asia-Pacific, and more than 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea.

How Can We support you better?

We are wondering how we can be here to better support you on your path in life.  We are by no means experts so feel free to jump in and help us make truth dreamer a better place for you all.  Whether you are an ordained minister or some one who is just trying to live the best life you can how can we be here as a better uplifting support system for each and every one of you?

Archibishop Dan and I threw the site together because we saw a need and were called to create an online supportive community were we could be a family.  We have a true desire to be here for each other and support each other in our daily lives.  Truth Dreamer is not a place were people are cast away because they do not believe or feel the way another person does.  We are here to respect,love and show compassion to each other.  To learn from each other yet find our own spiritual and religious paths in life.

Say your having a rough dayStop in say hello listen to an uplifting song in the music section, read a comic strip in the laughter section, post a note in the blow of some steam section, share a blessing you have recieved so we can celebrate with you all.  After all isnt that what friends and families are for?

As Dan and I learn more about how the tech side of the programs work we will be adding more features.  Feel free to look around share your blogs with us you are our brothers and sisters and we come together out of love,compassion and respect.

Blessings to all and may we all grow together in compassion and love!

Afternoon Verse

"My expectation is from Him." Psalm 62:5

It is the believer's privilege to use this language. If he is looking for aught from the world, it is a poor "expectation" indeed. But if he looks to God for the supply of his wants, whether in temporal or spiritual blessings, his expectation" will not be a vain one. Constantly he may draw from the bank of faith, and get his need supplied out of the riches of God's lovingkindness. This I know, I had rather have God for my banker than all the Rothschilds. My Lord never fails to honour His promises; and when we bring them to His throne, He never sends them back unanswered. Therefore I will wait only at His door, for He ever opens it with the hand of munificent grace. At this hour I will try Him anew. But we have "expectations" beyond this life. We shall die soon; and then our "expectation is from Him." Do we not expect that when we lie upon the bed of sickness He will send angels to carry us to His bosom? We believe that when the pulse is faint, and the heart heaves heavily, some angelic messenger shall stand and look with loving eyes upon us, and whisper, "Sister spirit, come away!" As we approach the heavenly gate, we expect to hear the welcome invitation, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." We are expecting harps of gold and crowns of glory; we are hoping soon to be amongst the multitude of shining ones before the throne; we are looking forward and longing for the time when we shall be like our glorious Lord—for "We shall see Him as He is." Then if these be thine "expectations," O my soul, live for God; live with the desire and resolve to glorify Him from whom cometh all thy supplies, and of whose grace in thy election, redemption, and calling, it is that thou hast any "expectation" of coming glory.

Evening Verse

"But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa." Jonah 1:3

Instead of going to Nineveh to preach the Word, as God bade him, Jonah disliked the work, and went down to Joppa to escape from it. There are occasions when God's servants shrink from duty. But what is the consequence? What did Jonah lose by his conduct? He lost the presence and comfortable enjoyment of God's love. When we serve our Lord Jesus as believers should do, our God is with us; and though we have the whole world against us, if we have God with us, what does it matter? But the moment we start back, and seek our own inventions, we are at sea without a pilot. Then may we bitterly lament and groan out, "O my God, where hast Thou gone? How could I have been so foolish as to shun Thy service, and in this way to lose all the bright shinings of Thy face? This is a price too high. Let me return to my allegiance, that I may rejoice in Thy presence." In the next place, Jonah lost all peace of mind. Sin soon destroys a believer's comfort. It is the poisonous upas tree, from whose leaves distil deadly drops which destroy the life of joy and peace. Jonah lost everything upon which he might have drawn for comfort in any other case. He could not plead the promise of divine protection, for he was not in God's ways; he could not say, "Lord, I meet with these difficulties in the discharge of my duty, therefore help me through them." He was reaping his own deeds; he was filled with his own ways. Christian, do not play the Jonah, unless you wish to have all the waves and the billows rolling over your head. You will find in the long run that it is far harder to shun the work and will of God than to at once yield yourself to it. Jonah lost his time, for he had to go to Tarshish after all. It is hard to contend with God; let us yield ourselves at once.

The power of love!

Last night at the store after a long day with hubby at the drs there was a little boy we ran into in walmart.. He fell in love with Lilly (hubbys service animal yes shes a cat).  The little boy was in tears, when I asked him if he was ok he broke down and cried.  He said he was there with grandma and grandpa normally gets her her roses for valentines day but hes in heaven now and this is the 1st time grandpa wont be able to give her flowers in 40 years.  He also told me since his mommy didnt have a husband he could only afford to buy one of them roses.  He asked me who I and lilly (since we were girsl) thought he should buy roses for.  I introduced his mother and grandma to lilly and my husband and ask them if they would sit with my husband and lilly while I quickly grabed the things we needed and that I would be right back.  They did willingly.  The young man had already showed me their favorite ones so I grabed them and snuck up to the service desk.  I explained to them what I was doing and they let me purchase the bunch of flowers and arrange the in two sets at the counter.  As I walked back to hubby and the family I motioned to the boy to come over so he could sign their cards.  He gave me a huge hug.  I told him he had a gret grandpa and his grandma needed the flowers also.

We walked over to the benches and he proudly presented both his mom and granmother the flowers.  He was a lovely boy and was raised to respect the ladies in his life.  The grandmother and I spoke for a while she needed an ear yet was so use to being the strong one.  It was such a blessing to see a young man care about and treat the ladies in his life with love and respect. 

  May we as ministers lead by example.  Is there someone around you that you know may be lonely and down with the hallmark holiday that a quick know or a small in the budget gift will uplift their spirits?  It doesnt have to be a marriage purposal or even a date and can be a just because you are another human being gester.

Blessing to all and celebrate each and every day with love and compasion.

A bucket of worms.

Plesae bear with me due to multipe health issues typing is not very easy for me especially in the last year. One top of already having ADD and dyslexia a bad fall did not help at all.  Grammer and puncuation ediotors my writting may drive you crazy,you have been warned. lol I am very grateful that my arm and hand healed to wear I have some use left in it.  After a bad fall and shattering my dominate arm with mutiple surgeries I am very blessed.  The surgeon was amazed with the recovery of my hand and arm.  Since thats out of the way.

A bucket of worms.

As a child when my father and I had the chance we would go fishing.  We would pack in the middle of the night and leave to head to daddys favorite fishing spot.  Daddy would stop by the local bait and tackle store and purchase a bucket of worms.  Me being the caring child that I was, would take the worms out of the bucket and hand them to daddy as I chringed because he was killing the poor worms.  It took years for my daddy to realize for every one worm that was used I had set 2 free if they were only willing to leave.Once daddy realized what I was doing we talked and daddy realized with a fishing buddy like me plastic worms would be more cost effective and I would never quit talking so I would chase the fish away.  Fishing for daddy with me was pretty much logically seen as a hopeless effort.  Yet the fishing trips continued.

Now you are probably sitting there thinking what does this story have to do with spirituality or religion right?  I have learned many different forms of communication throughout my life.  One of those forms I contribute to my heritage as a story teller.  I was often teased in my life that I had the best "Esop fables".  I am not sure I would agree with that statement because of my personal humility.

We as a human race need to open the bucket of worms so to speak and get down to the dirt of life.  The true nitty gritty.  It is time folks to get REAL with each other.  Religion has killed and destroyed people all of our lives.  Look at our history as a human race.  we have put people behind bars,driven them to suicide even killed them for being different,sterotypes and communication errors all in the name of religion!

Yes I was abused and beaten as a child to the point of being on a ventelator in the name of God.  Now that may make you think wow she has to be out for vengence against Christians.  Actually quite the opisite through years of theraphy and hard work.  I embrace christians, I have many friends of all religions and spiritual walks in life and I respect everone of them and their beliefs and only ask the same of them.  Yes I have severe PTSD yet how could I consiously be an interfaith minister and carry hate in my heart? I have always been taught and firmly believe to lead by example.

I have often stated I am not an addict,I do not need a 12 step program and I do not live life day by day yet minute by minute.  I am not a good instert your religion here. Degrees and lables do not hold a need for me personally.  Being a minister should not be what I call a pissing contest!!!  Yes I am a very educated person yet I do not feel the need personally for titles in my life.  I am a good person and a good me and that is what I have been called to be at this time in my life.  We need to open our eyes just like the innocence of a child would and accept one another ,love one another for who they are and not what we think they should be.  Bad people are just that bad people they are toxic and need to not be in our lives if they continue their behavior however we are not here to judge one another.  Now if it is a tried and true murder or abuser thats a whole different bucket of worms.

As A child when I opened the buckets of worms and offered them freedom it was not for me to shove what I thought the desire of saving their lives down their throats or forcing them to run for their lives. We see this many times with many religions and spiritual paths. In my child like manner I was communicating with my father.  Once he realized my actions were a form of communicating with him.  He respected my beliefs instead of Free Willie I was on a mission to save the worms.LOL  Out of respect for my feelings he switched to plastic worms and had a fishing buddy all his life.  In fact for my 16th birthday when daddy helped me leave the abuse from my mother he gave me a box of sparkly glitery plastic fishing worms as a joke.  That was my fathers way of saying he was proud of what I had grown up to be.

The esope fable here for those that do not communicate the way I do is!  Love one another,show compassion, live and let live stand up against the wrong and evil in this world, be yourself let others be themselves.  What should we be doing as human beings to help and uplift the world around us?  What have we been called to do?  Food for thought or a bucket of worms?  You decide the truth and what is right for you!

 

 

 

 

Morning Verse

"The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world." 1 John 4:14

It is a sweet thought that Jesus Christ did not come forth without His Father's permission, authority, consent, and assistance. He was sent of the Father, that He might be the Saviour of men. We are too apt to forget that, while there are distinctions as to the persons in the Trinity, there are no distinctions of honour. We too frequently ascribe the honour of our salvation, or at least the depths of its benevolence, more to Jesus Christ than we do the Father. This is a very great mistake. What if Jesus came? Did not His Father send Him? If He spake wondrously, did not His Father pour grace into His lips, that He might be an able minister of the new covenant? He who knoweth the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost as he should know them, never setteth one before another in his love; he sees them at Bethlehem, at Gethsemane, and on Calvary, all equally engaged in the work of salvation. O Christian, hast thou put thy confidence in the Man Christ Jesus? Hast thou placed thy reliance solely on Him? And art thou united with Him? Then believe that thou art united unto the God of heaven. Since to the Man Christ Jesus thou art brother, and holdest closest fellowship, thou art linked thereby with God the Eternal, and "the Ancient of days" is thy Father and thy friend. Didst thou ever consider the depth of love in the heart of Jehovah, when God the Father equipped His Son for the great enterprise of mercy? If not, be this thy day's meditation. The Father sent Him! Contemplate that subject. Think how Jesus works what the Father wills. In the wounds of the dying Saviour see the love of the great I AM. Let every thought of Jesus be also connected with the Eternal, ever-blessed God, for "It pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief."