Saturday, October 23, 2010

Seeing Sharon Today.

Tom's Journal.

It pains me to say that Sharon's doctor told her that she would never be released from the nursing home to return home for good in the future. Sharon was upset and crying when she told me this over the phone yesterday. Her doc said that her heart was too weak-- too damaged for that to ever happen. We both know that the Rapture is our ticket out of this corrupt, violent world if we don't die before then... and that, at least, is MY focal point, as a real, Bible believing, well studied, Christian. People who are 'weak' unbelievers have no such hope and they fear death big time... but they probably don't know much about hell either. Actually the Lord Jesus Christ used the term 'hell' a lot more than He did Heaven! I don't mind admitting that I simply LOVE the Bible Yes! REAL MEN LOVE THE BIBLE!] and that pure History comes alive for me every time I crack that Book open. The Holy Spirit allows/ helps me to understand the Bible, as I continue to tell the world who will listen-- and all you have to do is just ASK for the Holy Spirit to come and open your mind and heart... AFTER you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as you personal Savior! Fact is: This very fact seems way to simple to be true for most people... and their own "Higher Learning" is actually a stumbling block that prevents them from accepting God Almighty. Not all, but most.

So I saw Sharon again today and brought her more grapefruits and her Packers bathrobe, etc. She wanted me to meet some of her friends in the Mess Hall eating their lunch [nasty looking food-- sorry]. One of the guys named Dick is an Air Force Vietnam Veteran who shared some of the same space as I did-- at Bien Hoa Airbase during 1968, and the Big Tet offensive, one month before I got there! He remembered that Army "
tent city" -- the 357th Transportation Company [helicopters] where I served. Every other company on that base had wooden barracks except my old company and we slept in tents [I was in that company for about 8 months-- but I also served at Cu Chi, Phu Loi, and Tan Son Nuit
/ Saigon--TDY] --with USARV-- 1st tour. And some other guy named James wanted me to bring our dog to the nursing home next time I come-- and I said I would. There were about 6 people at the table plus Sharon and I, and I even got to talk about the Bible for a while. Well, folks, you just know that this could be a fertile Gospel sharing area, for me and Sharon! God opens up certain 'territories' for those Christians who make themselves available.

And on Sundays they all watch football on the huge screen TV in the Mess Hall, and they all chip in and buy pizza for their own group! I make sure that my dear wife has enough money, and coins to buy cold soda from the machine, etc., in that place, besides bringing her what ever she wants/ needs. She told me that I could ever bring her sewing machine to her room. After showing her my new walking shoes-- she told me that SHE needs some now. OK, dear heart, your wish is my

November in WI is always a very windy month, and you can see just how violent Lake Michigan is in November, and Superior too... as that old song, The Edmond Fitzgerald, goes, by Gordon Lightfoot. So if we want to do any last minute weather proofing, now is the time! I make my own storm windows with single or double pane, but my whole body is aching a lot lately-- so maybe my son can help me.

If any more people would like to send a card to Sharon, just contact me and I will give you her address in Kenosha, WI.


Antisemitism and the Holocaust

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 03:50 PM PDT

By Dr. James M. Hutchens The Jerusalem Connection German scholar Clemens Heni said: “There is no other prejudice or form of racism which you can compare to this centuries-long hatred (anti-Semitism) which has no real justification. If you look at Islam today, there is a point to Islamophobia because Jihadists say, ‘We want to kill the unbelievers.’ Jews never said that. Because as a German I have


Heli gunner Tom said...

Carolyn said:

Tom, I'm sorry that Sharon won't be able to come home :-( It is mixed feelings though, as she will get the care she needs and not have anymore accidents at home now- but it still stinks.
It's cool that you found another combat brother- and more cool that like you said, it must be a fertile ground to sow some seeds! I can't imagine many other places which would be in deep need of the Gospel and GOOD NEWS!
As for the Edmund Fitzgerald, that was my favorite song when I was a kid- Gordon Lightfoot was my fav musician too since I was about 5! LOL! I finally got to see him in concert down here in Florida of all places, and when he sang Canadian Railroad Trilogy, I cried homesick!
Anyway, Tom, living out in the boonies, I don't get a chance to get into town near the PO, except once a week, but please let me know Sharon's address, and I will try and send her a card and note soon OK?!
God Bless!!

madcobug said...

I am so sorry that Sharon won't get to live at home anymore but it sounds as if where she is it is a good place to take care of her needs. You are not physically able to take care of her now. Glad that you got to meet some friends she has made and got to Witness to them. That is great that you can take Duke to see her there. Helen

Heli gunner Tom said...

David said:


My mighty prayer warriors across the country and in other parts of the world shall pray for Sharon and you. May the Lord be ever so sweet to the both of you in the difficult times ahead of you.

In Christ
Ps. 37:4

Dirk said...

Brother Tom,

I am so very sorry to hear of Sharon's condition. It's a real blessing she has you though to try to make her as comfortable & "at home" as possible, & not be among the forgotten as so many in nursing homes are, very sad to say.

It's very fertile ground for the Gospel, and the vast majority in nursing homes are willing to listen. Keep planting those seeds!