Resources in Health

The Journey Back: A Personal Story

Christmas trees stacked on a flatbed truck, a scene in which he was running away from battle — these were the recurring dreams that haunted Roger after his service as a medic in Vietnam. For years he lived with undiagnosed PTSD and a series of outbursts he called “career-altering moments.” Finally, an intervention by trusted… Read more »

Pastoral Presence with Veterans

Karin A. CravenWhen I stop by for a visit, one veteran opens up about his experiences as an army medic in Korea, after weeks of not talking about anything personal. He hasn’t joined the usual American Legion Hall or the VFW because he doesn’t want to sit down at bars and rehash war stories. He… Read more »

The Journey of Traveling Together

Throughout our nation, troops are returning home from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their adjustment from military to civilian life has its challenges. My focus in this article will be on providing pastoral care to the returning veteran.

Children of the Racket’s Red Glare

by the Rev. Ralph Garlin Clingan I have included here some seamier aspects of military service and US history. Not only our beloved Presbyterians for Disability Concerns (PDC) network but all of our social justice networks of the Presbyterian Health, Education & Welfare Association (PHEWA) must address the problems created by combat. We children of… Read more »

Aid to Veterans Follows the Way of Love

By Amy BlumenshineMany family members and loved ones of recent veterans wonder how to be helpful to veterans after their deployments. Unfortunately, in the realm of human behavior, one size does not fit all. There is no guide to what to say. Veterans will have had very different experiences in war-time deployments. The nature of… Read more »

Models of Ministry

Models of Ministry features the recipients of the Florence Iversen Kraft Award, presented first in 2000 and at each General Assembly since. The award goes to a congregation that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in ministry with those who suffer from serious mental illness and their families.