Friday, March 2, 2018

'The Good News-- and Bad News.'

Tom's Journal.


When it comes to mismanagement and misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the hospital in Tomah, Wis., is one of the worst offenders. Story after story of unsterilized equipment and overmedicating patients paint a picture of a complete lack of empathy and respect for those who risked their lives for this country. 

This facility earned the nickname "Candy Land" because of its reputation for medicating its patients. One veteran died from the cocktail of medications he was given while in the hospital. Others are still here to speak out about the dysfunction at Tomah.

Mark Fink was not only an employee there, but eventually a patient. He now shares what he experienced in a new video.

Please watch and share this video so Mark's story is heard. It's up to us to make sure our nation's heroes are cared for and protected.  

For Freedom,
Dan Caldwell
Executive Director
Concerned Veterans for America

Hello Friends and Readers:
      Well,   I am in a great, happy, joyful, mood today.....LOL.   The furnace in our rented house in the Boon Docks has been without the heat/ broke/ kaput,  since about 5 days ago, and the land lord now tells me that he intends to install a new furnace.    I am a survivor', but also a Disabled combat Veteran:  68-70,  but even the 'farmer's big strong ox will some day get sick and die, too.'   My dear wife is cold, too.   
       I used to carve a lot of cool signs and names into wood years ago with a Router,  and one if them said:   "Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it !"  I took it to work [Chrysler Motors in Kenosha, Wisconsin] and hung it up on my huge machine that I work with, so everyone could have a good, hearty laugh....    but someone stole it, too soon.   Sorry folks,  not to be too negative,  but most folks now days  don't get a flying rip what happens to their neighbor, weather they are starving or freezing to death.... Ha!   But like the fine article below,  "that's the sign of the times."   
       I had to keep another appointment at the local VAMC Hospital early this morning and I insisted to bringing my wife with me,  to hear and observe all the going's on with my NPN --Nurse Practitioner, named Beverly  H .    After I had to ask her FOUR TIMES what the ultimate goal of the VA was concerning the subject of opiates and pain meds., she finally told me that the 'almighty, super wise,'  VA system in America, is aiming at total elimination of all Veteran's  Pain Meds !!   Hello !   They are now weaning everyone off the pain meds., with a broad brush stroke --- and Veterans be damned !   Ha!   We Veterans KNOW that we will always get the 'short end of the stick,'  no matter what ---even though Welfare recipients and illegal alien get most  EVERYTHING they want and desire, without ever having to work for the goodies.   Sure,  some folks will always abuse drugs and medication,  but most Soldiers and Veterans live by a code of honor, and do NOT want a 'monkey on their back any how !'   I feel very sad for many of my true "Brothers in Arms," many of whom are hurting worse then me,  also knowing that SOME might grow a bit 'negative and vindictive' about this dim, rotten,  picture show....     But a few, very few Veterans already feel sorely abused by the Gov't--VA system, and might want to "make a stronger point,'  and I can't say that I blame them too much.  Even a rat will fight when he is backed into a corner.   Many Veterans were truly messed up in the various wars America chose to put them in --- harm's way.    I am a Christian and would never hurt any one.    My true reward is in Heaven.   Please continue to pray for me,  friends.


Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman


Hal Lindsey        
To tschuckman

March 2nd, 2018
When the Lord called me to the prophetic ministry many decades ago, I knew that while the "big news" was the Good News, it would be carried in on ever-increasing waves of bad news.

The "big news" is that Jesus Christ is coming back and He's coming back soon. I believe that the Bible indicates that many of those of the generation that saw Israel become a nation in 1948 will still be alive at the coming of the Lord. That's the Good News.

But I've reached the conclusion that we're in the final days of the Church Age by watching the onrush of the "signs of the times" as detailed by Jesus Himself -- all of which are "bad news" events. Of course, these include things like earthquakes, famines, plagues, global weather pattern changes, ethnic strife, hot wars, cold wars, and the global rejection of Biblical truth.

But unfolding Bible prophecy is not all "doom and gloom." It's a little like having major surgery. You know it's necessary and when it's over you'll be much better off, but still, you know it's going to hurt. We know that what awaits the child of God on the other side of this life will be worth all of the sacrifice and discomfort that is hurtling toward us.

Because time is short and there is so much to lose, God called "watchmen" to stand on the wall, as it were. We are to watch for approaching danger and sound the alarm to warn the oblivious townsmen, the blissfully ignorant.

There is a special crown -- or reward -- promised to those who answer the calling and faithfully warn those around them that, according to the "signs of the times," Jesus Christ's return is fast approaching.

I know that many of you are called of God to be "watchmen" in these last days. Don't make light of that burden you carry. It's important that the blissfully ignorant hear and are stirred from their apathy. It may not be pleasant to sometimes be considered the bearer of bad tidings. It may be frustrating, even frightening, but God knew you could handle it. That's why He called you.

Be like Moses, whom God said chose to "endure ill-treatment" because he considered the "reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward." (Hebrews 11:24-26)

And what is it that the Church -- or all true believers -- is watching and preparing for? The "Blessed Hope" that the Apostle Paul describes in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Someday soon, Jesus Christ is going to leave heaven and call for those who are watching for His return to leave this earth and meet Him in the air. This even includes those who have died during this Church Age.

According to Paul, when Christ calls us, those believers who have died will be resurrected and those of us still alive will be instantly transformed from mortal to immortal. We'll all join Him in the air between heaven and earth and be swept into heaven with our Savior.

Those who are left behind will be the ones who experience the "Day of the Lord," which begins with the great Tribulation. You don't want anyone you know or love to be in that number. And God doesn't, either. That's why He needs you to sound the alarm as a "watchman."

And how do you make certain you're ready to experience the "Blessed Hope" and miss the "Day of the Lord?" Simple.

Recognize that you're a sinner who has fallen short of the standard that God has set. (Every human being has!) Confess your sinfulness and ask God to forgive you. Accept the free gift of pardon that Jesus Christ purchased for you with His atoning death on the Cross. Believe God's promise ("...whosoever believes in Him shall not die but have everlasting life." - John 3:16) and receive His pardon in your heart. Then ask God to make of you what He wants you to be. Thank Him for giving you eternal life with Him.

You are now a part of God's forever family and have just changed your eternal destiny. Now, you are one of those watching for the "Blessed Hope."

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God Bless,

Hal Lindsey

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