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NRB Chronicles 2020 (last Year) A Higher Call to Duty: True Story of Finding Peace & Redemption in Overwhelming Circumstances

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July 18, 2021 5:00 am

NRB Chronicles 2020 (last Year) A Higher Call to Duty: True Story of Finding Peace & Redemption in Overwhelming Circumstances

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July 18, 2021 5:00 am

https://www.amazon.com/Higher-Call-Duty-Sara-Bush/dp/0692130373/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=A+Call+to+Higher+duty+Sgt+Mike&qid=1626207284&s=books&sr=1-1

Sgt. Mike McGrew served 31 years as a police officer protecting the community from the bad intentions of others but found himself unprotected from failed marriages, addictions, cancer, watching his beloved young son die of cancer and another son addicted. Then Sgt. McGrew finds hope in the chaos of his shattered life. This is a story of uncovering hope and finding redemption in the worst of circumstances. A Higher Call to Duty recounts Mike’s remarkable policing career, his descent into despair, his miraculous recovery and the launch of 911 At Ease International to rescue other first responders from trauma.

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We haven't so much from Herod. RB 2020 and the you know it's never a dull moment really is. God brings perspective. First, amazing passions to build the kingdom about up a Sgt., Sgt. Mike McGraw is now with this and you know he's written a book called a call to higher duty and so Sgt. Mike McGrew. I've probably said that monitor and begin with but Sgt. Sgt. of the police source are just starting with the December lease department.

I was there for 31 years Santa Barbara, California wow get me a Sgt. without first doing a lot of and so but a simple yet higher call. I did a started the jet career 34 years ago and when I became a cop know there was was a different time different era and then a lot of Vietnam vets who were senior officers. They paid the price and posttraumatic stress injuries and no so the culture back then was a paycheck to test God of the second and not say do know until he can and I didn't know the Lord for the first 20 years of my career and I work major crime. There were, side robberies stabbing shavings gangsta also sex crimes rapes, child molesters well so I saw the worst of the worst of it had dog is very demanding.

I was a lot because the work Jason down murder suspect stakes are high and my own personal life known. Thanks again, David and Raul, we need to clear tests until you realize that were were there for other people at the concert in the fight where there to serve a great job but it's this is when the job stops not the end of the day, what happens, and I think that's where the attack is on first responders. My youngest son was 12 years old. He was diagnosed with lung cancer and laws allowing eyeglasses, left leg, spent about 200 days the year in hospital doing chemo treatment know my my world was turned upside down because there was somebody was always in charge, no handling problems for other people and now is facing something that I had no control, but the same time my older son became involved in drugs developed. That Dragon diction and size fighting the fight on several fronts around the same time as all this Ellas a second marriage, size, and a pretty dark place and I met my current wife and she saw where I was solid dark place, she loves the Lord and her first date. She to Chris Tomlin concert that I had no idea what is getting and I walked into this place.

Santa Barbara County bowlers. There's 5000 people there beautiful place. Chris Tomlin was playing and then Lily Giglio came out as pastor and give a message that this hit me right to deny that I was hit so hard by that went down the list of the know is there anybody out there and on into has been banned. It was no hopeless place in the dark place feel like everything got only I went down and I checked every box that he was talking about my online and that struck me so hard that I hung onto that for night and the next day I reach out to my cousin who is a is also a police officer, but he was raised Christian family script. 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