Living Someone Else’s Worst Day

Reverend D. Dean Young Senior Chaplain and President Pinellas Chaplains’ Association Inc The day had been a pleasant one, I had spent it with my family preparing for Christmas festivities. I was holding my youngest son when the alert went off. It said: Signal 7, PD/EMS Involvement, veh vs mc, engulfed in flames. The location was … Continue reading Living Someone Else’s Worst Day

Giving Grief A Chance

by Kay Wilson-Bolton Chaplain, Ventura County Fire Department Observing others in grief can be as difficult as being in your own. The emotions for those standing by can range from fear, confusion, helplessness, anger, pity, frustration and deep sorrow. Grieving is hard work, and its different for everyone. Ask the mother who never cried over … Continue reading Giving Grief A Chance

Emotional Preparation for Retirement – Adjusting to Civilian Life for Public Safety Personnel

by Chaplain Jim Burns Introduction Those of us in public safety careers – law enforcement, fire service are usually gung-ho, Type A personalities, self-reliant, confident and sometimes even a little cocky. We love excitement. We feel there is nothing we can’t do; we’re self-important, helpers, fixers, we need to be needed, and we enjoy being … Continue reading Emotional Preparation for Retirement – Adjusting to Civilian Life for Public Safety Personnel

A Quiet Moment, God is in Control

by Chaplain Kathy B. Thibodaux “God is in control.” This is such a simple statement, yet one that exhibits a deepening faith, which requires that I trust in the Lord with all my heart for every situation and circumstance. God has a master plan, a higher goal and a special purpose for my life. His … Continue reading A Quiet Moment, God is in Control

BOOK REVIEW

Why is Dad So Mad? by Seth Kastle Company First Sergeant (retired) US Army Reserve The children's issues picture book Why Is Dad So Mad? is a story for children in military families whose father battles with combat related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After a decade fighting wars on two fronts, tens of thousands … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW