You’re Home – Now What?

As tours of duty are completed and you didn’t extend, you find yourself back among those who love you. After a warm reception and a time of “catching up”, you realize that you need to find employment and adjust to civilian life. But where do you turn? Your old job may have been filled or eliminated. You have a new skill set but where in civilian life do you find the need for a howitzer operator?

Fortunately, there are a number of governmental as well as private groups that are available and more than willing to help you find a place. In the high-tech digital world in which we live you may be amazed to learn that skills you used in military service can be merged into similarly related areas of business and occupations. Some of those agencies are listed here:

 

US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline

Planning for Life after Discharge

Transition to Civilian Life

Mesothelioma Resources

Surviving Spouses Resources

Best Jobs for Returning Service Members

 

Other interesting articles can be found at The Military Guide.

 

Thank you for your service and – welcome home!

 

 

Whistle Blowing – – or Self Entrapment?

In today’s society Whistle Blowing is referred to quite often. Mostly it relates to government when an employee notices an act or suspicious occurrence and feels that he should report what was seen. In many states, it is mandatory; you report, anonymously, what you have seen to the appropriate law enforcement agency and they will follow with an investigation, IF it is felt that one is warranted. Failure to do so could result in a charge of “withholding evidence”, usually a misdemeanor, with a heavy fine and up to a 1 year prison sentence.  

However there could be certain circumstances that could backfire on the “reporter”.

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Living and Dying

(Editor’s Note: Previously shown on  the KingsWay Ministries site).

flowersFor some reason there have been a number of deaths and subsequent funerals after the first of the year and especially since the start of summer. This “trend” always brings up questions and doubts. Hopefully the following article will be able to shed some light on this situation:

Living & Dying

(Reprint from a previous posting on KingsWay).

Some of the most concerning (and objects of worry) are the questions of “how long will I live” and “when can I expect to die”? We all know of babies who, for some reason or another, die shortly after being born or after just a few short years of life. Yet we also know of some who live into their hundreds of years. So, what is the real answer to these questions?

Well, the answer can be deduced from Bible passages. After the fall from grace of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they were suddenly in a barren desert to fend for themselves. As part of the “curse”, they were also expected to produce children, primarily to help them to survive (helping hands) the demands of life outside the Garden.

As time went on, more and more children populated the earth. At first there was no “limit” to one’s age; many of the people of those early days lived several hundreds of years. Methuselah, the oldest recorded life, survived to the ripe (?) old age of 969 years.