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Army Base's Refusal of Native American Religious Freedoms Emphasizes Importance of Faith-Based Veteran PTSD Counseling

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of being a part of the 2nd Annual Indigenous Peace Gathering. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Mario Garza, Founder of the Indigenous Cultures Institute. During his speech, he referred to an incident involving a Texas Army base, which led me to reflect upon the fact that the availability of faith-based mental health counseling shouldn’t be taken for granted.
 
Dr. Garza described how a couple of years back he was approached by a counselor who worked for an Army base located here in Texas.

They Will Know You Are Mine

Jesus said, " They will know you are my disciples by the love you have one for another." As I have watched our political system, I am amazed at how those who are called by His name have such hatred in their hearts for another human being. Yet the one they despised three months ago is now the best thing since sliced bread; and they will accept him because his skin is pale. How hypocritical is that?  Is it any wonder that our young people are confused? As a Youth Minister of 27 years working with youth in both faith-based and secular communities, I am often asked by them, "why are people so cruel to one another"?

Firm Family Foundations

It's been a while since I've blogged and after reviewing my activity over the past months, I've decided to offer a point of view about the family foundation. Navigating between the secular and faith-based community affords me an opportunity to ask questions that people may think, but lack the courage or the interest to ask. With that in mind, I'd like to put forth this theory for for healthy conversation.
 
As I spoke with families from diverse backgrounds, I have yet to find that they wake up every day wanting to fail.
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