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Shelter From Stormy Blasts

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June 9, 2021 3:00 am

Shelter From Stormy Blasts

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June 9, 2021 3:00 am

Do you ever feel that God has forgotten you or forgotten to be gracious to you?  If so, you're in good company.

In this episode from our radio show, I used a hymn and a psalm to guide us on answering the anguish and despair in our hearts.  

O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.

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This is my this is to show as a family 65 million Americans right now are serving you one of currying little diggers are often ignored their lives on hold. Thinking of someone else that we can go back and resume it to get better if they get worse and it will be waiting for us and I said no it will not were going to have to learn to live in the midst of the diocese. Lord I got in the text of these buddies try to just go get you through this and that he'll reveal himself can reveal himself right now right here right today because that's the kind of God we serve. He is the God he is the only God. He is involved intimately in all of our travails, and sometimes it doesn't feel that way for us as caregivers and we cry out in despair, we get discouraged we get fearful we get angry we get all types of turmoil. Just consuming our soul as we try to care for someone who lives with severe issues. How do we withstand that. How do we stay strong and healthy while taking care of someone who is not.

That's what the show is all about and we are grateful that you're here with us one with all of our affiliates across the country.

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If you want to send us a message. All right, we start off usually with a a Scripture night in a him that describes what were to discuss today, but looks at the ground rules. If you have something that is pressing that is not necessarily related to this theme, then you are certainly welcome and callable will deal with it as best as we can. 888-589-8840 but I will step over to the caregiver keyboard and do our musical tributes. If you notice him as we can discuss this him. If you know this him. I have stepped over to the caregiver keyboard here then give us a call here, but this is a him this one my favorite hymns of all times and I remember this the text of this during great seasons of turmoil and trouble because it's it's so well done.

Isaac Watts rode a QB that had here, you know that you are such that the first line you know this him eight 885-8988 and I will give you a hint that Isaac Watts, who is often called the Godfather of English him to know that now you may know some of his other hymns as well.

One of them was the most fun was beautiful hymns. I think of a written when I survey the wondrous Cross and then he wrote a another him that you might know Joy to the world and its there was if there was, but my father loves a story was a Presbyterian minister named James Caldwell, but as a Christian minister James Caldwell during the Revolutionary war went through some tough things and there.

There were shots fired into his home and it was his wife was killed and I believe his wife that the house was later even burned down and he became a chaplain to the military to the Revolutionary war army to cut an army and and he was. It was a chaplain to a unit.

I believe in, in either New Jersey or Rhode Island and there was at one point he his men ran out of packing paper wadding paper for their muskets.

Will Isaac Watts was again this prolific hymn writer, and he had most of the hymnals that were done there.

Benjamin Franklin. I think actually printed a lot of these things were written by Isaac Watts and that was the handle that was used a lot of these churches there in the New England area and so with his men ran out of wadding paper Rev. call will went into the local church there renting their came out with a hymnal and held it up to use the pages for wadding paper yelled up to his men. Give them Watts boys give them Watts had. I thought as you such a great story of a faith enough of resolve enough of fighting back against tyranny and it was using the hymnals to do to help do that. I thought it was just a great story of that and what it would've what an amazing guy and here's here's a Scripture that I want to get into with Psalm 77 starting at verse four to see if this describes you as a family caregiver. I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

I've considered the days of old. The years of long ago. I will remember my song of the night I will meditate with my heart and my spirit ponders the Lord reject forever has his favor ceased forever has his promise come to an end forever as God forgotten to be gracious or has he and his anger withdrawn his compassion.

Then I said, it is my grief with the right hand of the most high has changed is that still like you know about article. Read the last part of just yet.

I want to stop for a moment. Does that sound like you as a caregiver. Never felt that way that you just say to yourself with the Lord reject forever in Willie never be favorable again when you're taking care of someone who was suffering who is declining right in front of your eyes. That's a prayer that comes out is the thought that comes out you just cry out will he reject forever. But see, I would say to you, and I would suggest you this.

If you're even praying that prayer. A lot of people feel guilty think for that for a lot of people feel like a lot, I don't have the faith or my faith is weak. If you're even praying that prayer.

It is in itself an act of faith because you're acknowledging that there is a God and you're not that God acknowledging there is a Lord was able to do things and in your anguish, crying out in that manner is not an it is a sign of of of an absence of faith but rather is a sign of faith that there is faith in God is God if he can do something about it.

You just don't understand why and if Scripture is going to go to the trouble, the Holy Spirit can go to the trouble to breathe into this put this in the Scriptures that it's okay for us to feel and to pray this out as a caregiver is really okay, read the text. I am so troubled that I cannot speak with the Lord reject forever and will he never be favorable again has his favor ceased forever has his promise come to an end forever. Has God forgotten to be gracious.

That's the text and yet how many of us as caregivers have actually prayed that prayer. How many of us have cried that cry how many of us have struggled with those types of sentiments and feelings. There is right in the text. So for those of you right now were facing brutal realities. That's, that's your text right there that's for you. Scripture understands that God himself understands this and he put it in the to let you know that it is okay to cry out in that manner without the support support to really talk about this. 888-589-8840 880-589-8840 dispute arose. Caregivers conviction, conviction is caregivers can live a, healthier, and dare I say more joyful life. Give them what that's her thing today will this be Rosenberg at about 3 1/2 decades as a caregiver.

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Every week here where I live 10 got a horse's writing shape and try to know him. Sometimes same day to the other day and I looked the third witness enough suck it up to that today. I think a little weight on his ready next week and he he seemed relieved. I seem relieved everybody was okay. Were talking about him that I will go to the phonons here just a moment that I picked up for today to discuss the contextual journey of a caregiver. In light of this him and then also in light of Psalm 77, which I think also captures this particular hymns answer to that cry that we have will all be there will will all be there at that place. If you're caregiver long enough.

I promise you, you go to get to that place where you say I'm so troubled that I cannot speak. I've considered the days of old. The years along to I will remember my song in the night of a meditate with my heart and my spirit ponders will the Lord reject forever in Willie never be favorable again has his favor ceased forever has his promise come to an end forever. Has God forgotten to be gracious or has he, in his anger withdrawn his compassion.

If you're caregiver long enough you go to get to that place. I promise you'll get there, but now there are others who been there before. That's what that's what this is all about. Here it's in Scripture, there is right there in the text saying that very thing that we all cry out. That is the human condition, but others have come before us who have spoken that out Arriba Scripture says about it but are him today about here caregiver keyboard is no answers that cry written by Isaac Watts, who is considered the Godfather of English hymnody and amazing prolific hymn writer and if you know that him 888-589-8840.

If someone gets it before we get you on the phone line that's okay. Tell me why that's important to me why that he'll mean something to you. 888-589-8840. I must go to Mike and Holland, Michigan Mike Hanna decided by an bingo. Mike, are you feeling pretty good morning. There may okay I can. Sorry I had to click it twice there without, but I went to.

Sorry about that. That's a my befuddled brain this morning but go ahead and name him all God might help in God, our help in ages past God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home.

What a great statement to make against the unsettled is the anguish, the heartache that we feel we look at it we see we endure. That's how we anchor herself.

How does advises him important to you. How did you know this would Mike wises him important to you while I am a pastor I work at the hot but One I knew that him or that position. I would, but one that I going to even more and I played fair amount of time for people that I often don't play knew that popping up over my ball and outplayed him not want it out, pick out very very often the comforting know that God is our help her all evening and he is our eternal home are faced with our hope and not at all.

And Matt, you know, Hans Christian Anderson used to say well she's dancing fleece when he was alive. He said that it would when words fail. Music speaks and what if you found when playing these hymns in the hospice situation. I was unable an ability to breed something he can calm that in the room and met the then within the person and their spirit. What about the folks around him that they respond is what I'll do. They do they recognize or they responded they did they sing along motor along or do they ask about her head.

But what happens if you don't think an outgoing and did not let her roommate Eric to go around them.

Often join and I want to be a part of it. I now thought the staff is often there for spring mound and I didn't care that an on-time pay no one thing along with on time catchword out the lyrics and the promises that this is there something about it.

I've been in situations many times where people are not engaged in life. But you start playing familiar him and you'll see there lived out to move as they sing it or they'll respond with you and dear dear friend of ours in Nashville was was in hospice and Gracie went over there with him and she just got out the handle and just started singing to and it was such a beautiful moment and this is the last week and had he just we just celebrated the ever ship his death was this last week and this was in the last weeks of his life and in Jesus, singing him still just going to the handle. She did that with her grandmother and and I I've watched this effect when her grandmother was dying out.

I brought a keyboard into the room and I just that they played in Gracie one side her sister on the other saying to the grandmother having her father was there when Mr. son for several hours just go with him and it was it was astonishing. I watched in ICU when my mother was struggling through her, congestive heart failure and she was struggling to breathe and she had requested the Gracie Singh breathe on me, breath of God, you know that him Mike yeah breathe on me, breath of God, fill me with life and and she saying that in ICU and the nurses stopped and listened as it just rang out down the hall and in the power that is in singing these great hymns of the faith that comes to us the strength. This is extraordinary but out. I was thinking about this in Psalm 77, you know, when we asked those questions, you know, I I strongly I could even speak you know is God forgotten me, and then the Psalms goes I shall remember the deeds of the Lord.

I will certainly remember your wonders of old and that's where I I believe that had to be part of the inspiration Isaac Watts.

Oh God, our help in ages past and were we anchor herself that he has brought us through other things that God has proven himself and we can count on. We can stand on that ended in the midst of great sorrow and heartache and that's why love these hymns. Mike, I really do not appreciate you get that appreciate the work that you do and pastoring people in and a very scary place and and I and I means a lot to know that somebody in that situation is entrenched in an word of God and these great hymns of the face of thank you Mike. I welcome your ministry. Are you help Richard caregiver not really another radio show like it very helpful It really using it will thank you Wheatley. There is nothing like what we do with going on offense. On the one socialist world has not co-opted and were going on offense and that the Ted the date the battle is not in the task of caregiving. The battle is in the heart that is just a train wreck, where his solid footing that the battle is is exactly what it says here in Psalm 77 that you know I am so troubled that I cannot speak. They were crying out, you know, has God forgotten to be gracious. That's where the battle is it were to speak to that issue in the context of caregiving so thank you for again for that Mike and I want to jump to another call here and appreciate you listening here. This is grace. Of course that is my favorite main favorite word in the English language. Grace in Ohio. Good morning Grace how you feeling well. He must've lost grace, but that is my favorite word in the English language is the word race want to go back and look at the text of this him real quick before we go to the break and got our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast in our eternal home. Oh God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come. Be thou our guard while troubles last in our eternal home under the shadow of thy throne by states and will secure sufficient is thine arm alone in our defense is sure you hang onto that today is a caregiver sufficient is his arm alone sufficient is his arm alone in our defense issue and in Psalm 77 where we been reading where it where the Psalms is just crying out, you know, has God forgotten to be gracious and then he says this in Psalm 77 verse 11.

I shall remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your work and on your deeds, with thanksgiving your way.

God is holy. What cut is great like our God, you are the God he works wonders.

You have made known your strength among the peoples by your power you have redeemed your people the sons of Jacob, Joseph, just wondering. The Psalm starts off just dragging just in the Harding and Akers himself in the eternal truth and in the historical account of all that God has done God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast in our this is over the King.

888589 that's always meeting Sukkot 888-589-8040. Listening is so extraordinary voice, ordinary life. I just sort of little bit clipped about this. She got a piece of news this week that was not what we wanted to hear and were dealing with some hard realities with her life ever get bad news from you, Dr. ever gets a piece of news that causes you to kinda side deeply well that's what we have this week and we we been working through a lot of this for several months, knowing that part of that reality and so we deal with and how we deal with a AAM consistent way that Gratian I deal with it is going back to these great hymns of the Faith, O God, our help in ages past is not our first rodeo and getting a piece of bad news from doctors and I still her friend by the calling late last night who also is well Asha I don't I don't think she met me tell you this is John Erickson Jacoby last night.

We are talking little bit and told us a ton about this him this morning and she loves this him as well. She just started to sing it to me and over the phone and and you know I I cringe when I think about all the times my life Rob got out there frenetically flopped around like a fish out of water in dealing with all the craziness that we we dealt with over these last several decades as observers. Gracious caregiver and husband and I'm in my 35th year. This is so out of this is not our first time to do an experience that sort of thing, but at the same time you know it just a discount kitchen to gut. We though are trying at this point to two stages focus on today is deal with today and is under the show right now looking at him seen a bingo hawk out here in the attic beside F7 window and and just just looking at the beauty around me in dealing with today at the rate this administration is going for all I know they can be rapid this thing up and Jesus could come back next week, so who knows, you know, it's just it's it's getting crazier and crazier out there and if we allow ourselves to get hooked into the crazy it it all it does is just destroy us and so we just we anchor ourselves these great truths of God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast in our eternal home. You know, under the shadow of thy throne. The Saints have dwelt secure sufficient is that arm alone do we find it sufficient.

Do you find it sufficient that his arm alone is sufficient today or do we feel like we need to somehow help got out. I'm getting too old and too tired to run off and be's plastic about these things and so were were were just standing firm in dealing with today as it comes. What did Jesus say, sufficient is that the note for the troubles the state tomorrow take your trust will still take care of themselves and that sounds glib and it sounds a little bit patronizing out of context. Jesus never did anything that was glib or patronizing and when you put that in the context of the journey that Gratian have had now for she's been hurt for 38 years. This year, and in John remember that the same when Jesus went to the paralytic at the pool and he said he been there for 38 years in Scripture reiterated rounds that it would he'd been there long time. Even Scripture bits that's a long time and they but if you haven't seen the chosen, by the way please do yourself a favor and do this they did. They show that seen at the pool and it is so well done and the gracious but hurt for 38 years. That's a long time Scripture says 38 years is a long time, but in that 38 years, we've seen his hand of mercy, seen his hand of grace we seen this provision and was see it through this as well about you. Are you seeing his hand of mercy, are you seeing his hand of grace is he your shelter from the stormy blast. We've got out here where we live in Montana some years ago I help my father-in-law build these windbreaks that is that you can get inside of their know their offset opening on either side of the horses could get in when it gets a little bit gnarly out here.

The winds can get pretty rough in the wintertime and so they get ending get shelter from the stormy blast that come in and I was thinking that when I hear that takes our shelter from the stormy blast because we have those kinds of things out here in and I look at delete delete see God's word.

Do we see God is that shelter from the 60s far better than this will shelter my father-in-law worked on out here far better do we see that his arm alone is sufficient. One of things that separates the show from other shows is that I have not. I don't come at this from a position where I own these thoughts and these concepts.

I am a caregiver not I was a kick. I am a curator and I do this every single day. This is how I do it.

This is what I stand. This is what I Lena this is what I cry out it it's not theory to be. I am a caregiver IR one and I to get in those places where you like the psalmist as he as his favor ceased forever has his promise come to an end forever. Has God forgot to be gracious. Been there, done that still go there still go there but that I also step one step further and I say I shall remember the deeds of the Lord. I will certainly remember you wore the wonders of old. I will meditate on all your works and with your deeds, with thanksgiving, see you know it's kind of hard to be miserable when you're filling your time being grateful that you may say that again.

It's hard to be miserable when you're filling your time with gratitude and I go back to the story of Corrie 10 boom told of her sister and her sister there. There were so many fleas in the hut that all the women were staring at Raven's Brook at the concentration camp and her sister Betsy said we can be thankful for the fleas and course of this is too much is just too much. I can be thankful for fleas but the fleas were keeping the guards away from molesting the women.

Betsy was thankful for. Cory never forgot that lesson.

Betsy died in prison in the concentration camp. Cory Rose was released about a week or so before all the women her age were executed and she went on to literally change the world with her story. She also went on to take a moment to leave the little girl was six years old to Jesus. That was my wife Gracie Hebrew says remember those who spoke the word of the Lord, to you, and when appropriate, imitate their faith. I think that I think God you can see God's provision. When you you look at it when you get the perspective of time you can see God's provision of people in your life who will speak the word of the Lord to you and give you that courage to imitate their faith just 11 years after that encounter with Cory.

Gracie had a wreck and she would need to look back on somebody whose faith was worth imitating. Who better than court.

Who do you look back on and imitate their faith as you struggle with these things as you lay in those dark places and cry out to God is this you have you forgotten whose faith, do you look back, that I would suggest to you that Psalm 77 is a great place to start, and forgive me for not knowing if David wrote that what about but Psalm 77 is a great place to start because he or someone who is cried out to God or someone who is struggled mightily has he forgotten to be gracious of you press the question is God forgot to be gracious has his favor ceased forever or has he and his anger withdrawn his compassion Lord uniting to start. I just so angry. Don't feel sorry for me this is what the psalmist essay within the psalmist goes on to say, I shall remember the deeds of the Lord of God, our help in ages past with him today is that where you are. Is that where you struggle right now I get that's what makes this show different from other shows, because I'm not going to tell you how to another site you what you should do or don't do this is what the Texas this is what Scripture says this is what I say to myself, I've often said that we gotta have a disclaimer you know that disclaimer they put on the end of all the shows here the network the views of the host defense program or not to so those of the network you have often thought about just doing one, one to begin.

Gracie recorded say the views expressed by the host of this program are not necessarily things that he owns, but that God is working out of his life. Even as he says Adam out of God, our help in ages past. Is that what you is that that speak to you where you are right. How many of you while crying that he's forgotten. If you are doing great, because a lot of people, including one from across Roseburg radiating 589 88 hey this Peter Rosenberger never helped somebody walk the first time I've had that privilege many times through our organization. Standing with hope when my wife Gracie gave up both of her legs follow this horrible Rick that she had as a teenager and she try to save them for years and if it just wouldn't work out. And finally she relinquished him and thought wow this is that I'm not happy legs anymore.

What can God do with that and then she had this vision for using prosthetic limbs as a means of sharing the gospel to put legs on her fellow amputees and that's what we been doing now since 2005 was standing with hope.

We work in the West African country of Ghana and you can be a part of that through supplies through supporting team members through supporting the work that were doing over there. You could designate Olympus all kinds of ways that you can be a part of giving the gift that keeps on walking and standing with hope.com would you take a moment ago what to standing with hope.com and see how you can give they go walking and leaping and praising God. You could be a part of that@standingwithhope.com caregiving on American family radio. This is the nation's number one show actually connects to go no further than this is the world's for family caregivers were grateful that it is being pushed out, thereby network that believes in the authority of the word of God. This is how we go on offense as Christians to speak to people's lives who are troubled, who are at look at what's going on around me. Just look at the craziness that's going on in this world. How are you dealing with this and I I would suggest you that as believers we get, we anchor ourselves these things just like her him today. Oh God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come. Shelter from the storm, our eternal home. That is the him just for whatever reason that he and his consistently come back to me over and over and over during the difficult times that Gracie and I have faced and it is sustained us through many dangers, toils and snares and and I and I think that is is if we can start to let this take hold in our lives, not just as caregivers but is is is just fellow believers, as is American citizens that we can withstand the seas, we can look at the sinks with columnists look at this, that the terminal around us with calmness with the surety that that this is not beyond the purview of God if he is Lord at all, then he is Lord of all. Do we believe this. Do we believe that is Lord over Alzheimer's. Do we believe that he is Lord over chronic pain.

Do we believe that he is Lord over political corruption do we believe that he is sovereign over Middle East conflict. Do we believe that he is Lord over all these race divisions at the media and politicians are trying to to do to us. Do we believe this, and if so how would people know and I would suggest you that they're going to know when we do not freak out. I look at people who are freaking out over things and they're keeping themselves in a state of turmoil. I went all day. Recently the other day and he watched the news. I just heard it all off completely off and I just noticed how much better by disposition was you that the media has a vested interest in keeping you agitated so that you keep coming back to them for you no more engagement with is the last time a story let off the media with here is something that showed the greatness of God. Here is something that showed columnists under very difficult circumstances. They don't do it just that with their that's the stuff the model you often heard this one.

If it bleeds it leads. That's what they do so they will show the car wrecks they want to show the train wrecks and while Scripture doesn't shy away from showing the train wrecks that our lives, Scripture leads off with O God, our help in ages past.

Just like in Psalm 77 when he said I will certainly remember your wonders of old.

I will meditate on all your this is how we stay calm in the midst of the craziness. This is how we do it. It's right here the text. It's not my opinion. My opinion is worthless. I don't even care about my opinion but my experience in seeing God's provision in this is not worthless as I am now in my 35th year as a caregiver. I went through my first surgery with Gracie. 35 years ago last month. She's had well over 80 that I can count and hundred 50 smaller procedures and were facing some very, very difficult things ahead of us, O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come. This is the journey we are on S caregivers as believers we are looking at observing participating in fairy painful things can we be calmer in this. Can we be healthier. In this, let me ask you this.

Can we be joyful in this essay to you. Yes, we can.

It is not accidental. It is intentional and this is how we do it we remember what he's done in ages past week anchor ourselves on that truth and we also understand that he is the God who does not forget and I will prove you are seared this on a podcast for Memorial Day because it was one of I saw this. We just had Memorial Day last week in an early this week I saw this particular Scripture, and it struck me about how God views Memorial Day. We remember those who fell while wearing the uniform. That's what we do Memorial Day.

It's not about veterans veterans hung up the uniform Memorial Day. We remember those who never took it off and then armed services. That is, those who are in uniform Memorial Day. Today we remember those who lost their lives.

They never took off the uniform service of this country and God had one of those that he put in Matthew chapter 1 and gave the genealogy of Jesus go look up how many of you will ever read the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew and Luke and you just tell your eyes just come to glaze over when it went.

Where is this going to know what was this about, we just got run through all the Bhagat's we get this Bhagat this he begot this guy get this With you look at their Matthew want is that it David begot Solomon by Bathsheba who was Uriah's wife Uriah was not a blood kin to Jesus, but in the most important genealogy ever recorded for all eternity. God remembered Uriah, who was a soldier who said he was even juicy was a Hittite and he was a soldier who served David his keen honorably and well. Even though David acted wickedly, and stole his wife got her pregnant and that's it Uriah to the front and had him killed in battle, he had them all pull back left Uriah out there exposed and he was killed in battle in the David married his wife the child that was born God later than David if she got pregnant again and that was Solomon. Uriah was killed in battle God remembered that in the genealogy of Jesus. He is the God who does not forget we may think he does and clearly in the song. Has he forgotten to be gracious, no, he doesn't and he doesn't forget the suffering that you're dealing with. He doesn't forget the angst that you are holding he doesn't forget the grief that you are feeling right now in the midst of watching someone you love declined and suffer, he doesn't forget, nor will set anchor you.

Can you hang onto that. Just for today will do it tomorrow. Another time will do that tomorrow.

Tomorrow, can you hang onto that today in this hour as your listening to this and contextualize understand that this is coming from somebody who is watch suffering for 35 years for woman who was suffer for 38 years at his gospel. John says that's a long time. That is a long time Scripture says 38 years is a long time to look at when Jesus went to the pool. There, so that made it been there for 30 years and that is it.

He been there long time. That's a long time but it's also ample time to see the provision of God in ways maybe we didn't expect O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home.

Can you hang on to that today listed go to hope for the caregiver.com. If you want to see more hymns and so forth. I got a whole CD at their sounds of the caregiver. You can download wherever you download music and display 40 Gracie sings about half of them. She got her records with you what gracious record duet over the caregiver and be a part of what were doing. We are still working to reach her goal for all the shipment of stuffer doing to West Africa. We have a bunch of prosthetic stuff is being packed up right now in a prison in Arizona were inmates volunteer to recycled them for us and they're waiting on the parts their morning shift. We do all kinds of things it's stating with hope, which is presenting sponsor the show and we would ask for your help.

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Help us with this you designated for the shipping and will send you a copy of Gracie's CD my CV and my book hope for the caregiver and just hang on to that we will get to you. We don't have a big operation system mom-and-pop mostly, but we are committed to extend the same comfort we ourselves receive from the God of hosts is that how we doing and Gracie envisioned a long time ago to lift others up the leg prosthetic leg just like she depicts a person and I have another hand through the show the same thing. Given the same comfort and still receive. Thank you for listening. Think part of what we do. There's more to hope for the cure.com see next. This is John Butler and I produce hope for the caregiver with Peter Rosenberger. Some of you know the remarkable story of Peter's wife Gracie and recently Peter talk to Gracie about all the wonderful things that have emerged from her difficult journey. Take a listen Gracie. When you envision doing a prosthetic limb outreach.

Did you ever think that inmates would help you do that, not in a million years. When you go to the facility run by core civic and you see the faces of these inmates that are working on prosthetic limbs that you have helped collect from all of the country that you put out the plea for and their disassembly sell these legs like what you have your own prosody and arms and orange everything when you see all this.

What do you make me cry because I see the smiles on their faces and I know I know what it is to me like someplace where you can't get out without somebody else allowing you to get out course, being in the hospital so much and so long and so that these men are so glad that they get to be doing as as one man said something good family with my hands. Did you know before you became an amputee that parts of prosthetic limbs could be recycled now had no idea and I thought a peg leg. I thought of wooden legs.

I never thought of titanium and carbon lags and flex feet.

The legs and all that.

I never thought about that as you watch these inmates participate in something like this, knowing that there there helping other people. Now walk the providing the means for the supplies to get over there. What is it do to you.

Just on the heart level. I wish I could explain to the world. What I see in here and I wish that I could be able to go and say the this guy right here Denise go to Africa with that.

I never not feel that way out every time you know you always make me have to leave. I don't want to leave them. II feel like I'm at home with them and I feel like that we have a common bond that would've never expected that only God could put together. Now that you've had experience with it what you think of the faith-based programs. The core civic offers. I think they're just absolutely awesome and I think every prison out there should have faith-based programs like this because the return rate of the man that are involved in this particular faith-based program and other ones like it, but I know about this one are. It is just an amazingly low rate compared to those who don't happen and I think that that says so much that has anything to do with me just has something to do with God using somebody broken to help other broken people.

If people want to donate or use prosthetic limbs, whether from a loved one who passed away or you know somebody well groomed. You've donated some of your own for the did it how to how to do that now. Please go to standing with hope.com/recycle staining without.com/recycle.

Thanks Grace


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