Sunday, November 30, 2014

He is the Gift - Christmas Video

This is a good reminder of what Christmas is about.  
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Kristine, who is serving a mission in Portland, Oregon, said this about the video:

"The ultimate gift of love was given a long time ago but you and I are still recipients of that gift."

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas Eve 1914: War Time Truce

It was a cold Christmas Eve in 1914 when British and German soldiers participated in a truce that has been remembered ever since.

Thank you, Sainsbury, a large supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, for releasing a commercial that reenacts the historic event.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sitting on the Bench: Thoughts on Suicide Prevention

Several years ago, one of my close relatives had a suicide attempt. It was devastating for everyone involved.   Because of his experience, I have been more aware of the this topic.  

Recently, I had a discussion with one of my friends on this topic.  Through our discussion I learned that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. 

Starting at 2:00 in the video below, a young man discusses his experience about how he seriously tried to take his life because of his depression.  He describes how his brother “lifted” him starting with taking a week off of work just to be there. He explained that the fact that his family reached out to him in love is what got him on the road to healing. The message at the end of the video is: “There is nothing more powerful than the arm of love that can be put around those who are struggling.” We need to watch out for each other. We need to love one another." 
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