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There are 16 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. MINISTRY TO THE VETERANS IN OUR COMMUNITIES by The Rev. Frederick Rajan

    Summary: There are almost 20 million veterans and service members living in the United States. Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties are home to a significantly large number of veterans in Illinois....

  2. ADVOCATE HEALTH CARE MISSION STATEMENT: A REFLECTION by David Cartwright

    Summary: What does it practically mean if we are created in the image of God? How does that impact how we serve individuals, families and communities? First of all, the phrase comes from the...

  3. AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED US by James H. Mukoyama, Jr

    Summary: The Department of Veterans Affairs has made significant progress in reducing the Veteran homeless population in our nation in recent years. But success has highlighted a huge unfunded...

  4. AWARENESS IS THE TURNING POINT by M. J. Hodgins, CADC

    Summary: Neither spending time viewing my Father’s WWII Army photo albums nor my high school years within a couple miles of Fort Sheridan Army Base provided me with very much insight into the...

  5. CARING FOR THOSE WHO'VE SERVED by Todd Wright

    Summary: It wasn’t long after I first started discerning my sense of call to pastoral ministry that I realized that ministry with veterans would be a part of that. Because of family connections...

  6. COMING HOME RETREATS AT BELLARMINE by Coming Home Retreats

    Summary: The Coming Home Retreats for veterans and military families was developed to provide a safe and secure space for these individuals to unpack their personal stories. This process is based...

  7. THE MOST INSIDIOUS INVISIBLE WOUND OF WAR by James H. Mukoyama, Jr

    Summary: Our nation is losing veterans to suicide at an epidemic rate numbering many times more than all the combat deaths since 9/11. A so-called “invisible wound of war,” Moral Injury is at the...

  8. CONCERNS OF A VETERAN’S FAMILY by Rev. Tyron Smith, BCCi

    Summary: With the definition above in mind and my own experience with veterans, I’d like to expound upon my life experiences with two veterans in my family. These experiences will include my...

  9. THOSE LEFT BEHIND SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS by Anne Gulotta

    Summary: Often, left with no warning survivors of suicide loss must find the strength to go on I never thought it could happen to me, but suicide is a growing public health issue, and according...

  10. MINISTERING TO VETERANS IN A HOSPITAL SETTING by Rev. R. Scott Castello, MDiv., BCC

    Summary: When a patient arrives at the hospital, whether or not they are a veteran is not revealed. That disclosure typically, but not always, comes out in the course of discussion. As a...

  11. MORE VETERANS SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES by health enews Staff

    Summary: As the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan continues, in result, United States war veterans also are dealing with mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder...

  12. VETERANS BACK HOME AGAIN: TRAINING, TRANSITIONS, TRANSFORMATION by Dr. Denise Casey, Psy.D, CADC, NBCCHT, ACH, CCT

    Summary: Since 1776, over 48 million have served in our armed forces. We give them honor, respect and gratitude. When they come home it is time for us to give them dignity. As we suit them up in...

  13. TO THE PURE - A CHALLENGE OF PERSPECTIVE by Ardella Gibson, MA, BCC

    Summary: The Apostle Paul talks in his epistle to Titus about perspectives. Paul admonishes Titus, his son in the faith, that: unto the pure, all things are pure: but unto them that are...

  14. VETERANS BENEFIT FROM MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT THERAPY by Rev. Jeanne Hanson

    Summary: Our veterans are people with hopes, dreams, challenges and concerns just like anyone else. But unlike most of us, they are necessarily trained to ignore their emotions in order to...

  15. SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS by Paula Briedis, LCPC

    Summary: My youngest son is a Marine, a new husband, and an even newer father. Stationed 1000 miles away at Camp Lejeune, NC, he is away from family, friends, and his civilian job. Fortunately for...

  16. HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH AND PROJECT HEALING WATERS by Rev. Dr. Robert A. Davis

    Summary: Holy Cross is located in Libertyville, IL and is celebrating 36 years of ministry in Lake County. It is a congregation that intentionally engages in partnerships with faith based,...