Living with Uncertainty

“I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.” – Shekhar Kapur Both life and death are journeys into the unknown. We put faith in all-knowing gods a…

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A Theory of Social Needs

What gives us a sense of well-being? On the other hand, what is the root cause of human conflict and suffering? There are many ways to approach these questions, including biological, psychological,…

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Sanctuary Trauma and the ‘Sacred’ This is also a problem in the USA

Some Veterans experience traumas beyond the battlefield. One of these can be called, “sanctuary trauma”. A concept developed by Dr. Steven Silver, sanctuary trauma “occurs when an individual who su…

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Why is moral injury so dangerous?

In order to treat a veteran all parts of the self should be address physical, mentally, and spiritually. All three most be treated in order to balance the person if one is neglected there will be no balance.

Expanding on my previous post on moral injury, I want to emphasize why it is so dangerous. Moral injury often lurks under the radar, taking lives and leaving survivors unable to make sense of the t…

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Helping the veteran community.

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This veteran is from the Vietnam conflict and is a former POW. He needed to move residences at short notice. The previous landlord didn’t want to fix the house where he was staying. Instead of fixing the house, the landlord gave the veteran 3 days to move out. Tri-state Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA) contacted me and Ken to see if we could help this veteran.

 

I got a vision from God to help the veteran community in some way. This was our first project from that vision and it went well. The veteran needed the next home painted and help with the move. On Saturday my son, Ken, and I painted the house as much as we could. The new landlord didn’t bring enough paint, so we did what we could with the time and supplies we had. On Monday, Jack, a friend from my church Crossroads, Elizabeth, a member of Team RWB, Ria, a member of Team Rubicon, and I packed and made 3 trips of furniture and other goods to move the veteran.

 

We are trying to start a group that would help veterans with things, like moving, if they don’t have the money for it. Also, with painting if they don’t have anyone to paint for them and other things like putting a window A/C in. The idea is to connect as many of the organizations that want to help veterans together to make an impact on the every day life of the disabled veterans in the community. This was an effort put together from TVCA, to Ken and I, then we contacted Team RWB, Team Rubicon, WWP, Good Will, and Easter Seals. There was only a small group of us that came together and it was a great success.
I would like to know if there is an organization doing something like what we did and learn more of any ones experience.

 

The First link is a small video of the move and the second of the painting.

 

https://www.facebook.com/rey.centeno.319/videos/10154707778203247/

https://www.facebook.com/rey.centeno.319/videos/10154707779048247/

Carry the Load

Homeless in Cincinnati, Oh