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!

 

 

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Living and Dying

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

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Living & Dying

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.

Perverted English Language?

DunceI was NOT the brightest candle on campus while in high school. Most of my contemporaries knew that. And, my worst subject was English (that’s what we called it back in the Stone Age). I could barely spell my name much less tackle conjugation and all that other stuff. So, I finagled my way out of those classes and substituted Glee Club or Home Economics in place of English (and Math).

Much to my chagrin, in the 53 years of gainful employment, nearly ALL my jobs required me to know and use Math and English!  So, in order to survive in those fields I had to self-teach myself, since as a dunce, I didn’t avail myself of those very subjects that were taught in school. I managed to come through okay. Still it was a substantial struggle.

Having established the groundwork, I feel that I need to address some issues that I have and still am exposed to in today’s society – few people use correct English – in speaking and in writing!