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The Faith-Based Organization Fighting for Combat Vets and First Responders in a Powerful Way

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Anyone who has been, or loved, a combat veteran or first responder, knows the immense struggle that can come with the job.

Their everyday life can contain horrific, sometimes unspeakably tragic things the rest of us civilians are usually insulated from. The trauma that comes with handling such things can last a lifetime, but mainstream secular support systems usually only address the superficial struggles that come along with trauma.

One organization, however, is making a deep, powerful difference in the lives of those who have served their nation and communities.

REBOOT Alliance is an organization with a heart for our veterans and FRs, and offers these men and women “hope after trauma” with their incredible faith-based program, as their website explains.

“Too often, the first to respond to the needs of others are the last to seek help for themselves following a traumatic event,” they say, but REBOOT is dedicated to changing that in an incredible way.

REBOOT’s approach includes classes aimed at helping combat veterans “recover from the spiritual and moral wounds of war,” rather than pretending those wounds aren’t there. Since 2011, they’ve helped thousands do just that.

Their twin program for first responders addresses “the critical incident stress and trauma faced by those in the law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, 911 communications, hospital emergency staff, and corrections communities,” the website continues.

Of course, the backbone of REBOOT is that their private, peer-led programs which blend “clinical insight with Christian faith-based support” serves the entire family of the veteran or FR, and is offered at no cost to participants.

REBOOT first began as a small group meeting in 2011 in the home of occupational therapist Dr. Jenny Owens and her husband, Evan. Since then, it has grown to hundreds of courses, helping thousands of men, women, and their families across the United States.

“All of our courses are free…we provide meals and childcare and really take a look at…how we can heal our souls from the trauma that we may sustain when we go through traumatic experiences downrange on deployments,” Evan Owens said in an interview with PureFlix about their program for veterans.

“When any of us go through any traumatic experience…it’s really a catalyst for a conversation about faith,” Owens added, noting the failure of secular and mainstream options for vets and FRs to address the soul of the person, not just their body and mind.

“We’re a community first and a course second,” Owens explained. “We look at what can God teach us about the human spirit and the wounding and healing of that spirit.”

To learn more about how you or a loved one can seek help with spiritual recovery after combat or occupation-related trauma, visit REBOOT Alliance today.
Remember, God is never too far away to reach you where you are.

 

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Christian Satire Site Strikes Back Against Snopes ‘Smear.’ Here’s How Snopes’ Responded.

Snopes just got put in their place. Good on you, Babylon Bee!

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Hilariously funny Christian satire site, the Babylon Bee, decided they had enough shenanigans from Snopes, the self-described “fact checking” site and the ongoing smear they launched against them, so they lawyered up, and boy, it didn’t take long for Snopes to change their tune. This just goes to show that we as conservatives and Christians shouldn’t be taking the attacks left-wing media launch at us lying down. The more we fight back, the more they surrender. via Daily Wire: “Last week, Snopes fact-checked us again,” the Bee told its readers Monday (h/t Ed Morrissey). “We’re pretty used to that. But this time, instead of merely rating the article ‘false,’ they questioned whether our work qualifies as satire, and even went so far as to suggest that we were deliberately deceiving our readers. Basically, they treated us as a source of intentionally misleading fake news, rather than as the legitimate, well-known satire publication that we are. This is a big deal.” The reason it’s a “big deal,” the site goes on to explain, is that Snopes has been given significant power over how platforms — particularly Facebook, for which Snopes has served as one of its “fake news” monitors — handle posts: As you know, fake news—which is distinguished from satire by its intent to mislead—was widely considered a serious issue in the last election cycle. As a result, social media networks like Facebook began partnering with fact-checkers to try and limit the distribution of fake news on their platforms. Snopes was one of them. At one point, a piece of ours was rated “false” by Snopes, prompting Facebook to threaten us with limitations and demonetization. We made a stink about this, and after some media attention shed light on the problem, Facebook apologized for their handling of the matter and…

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Argentine Photographer Captures INCREDIBLE Image of Christ-Like Cloud

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It cannot be denied that our world is in the midst of turmoil unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. From Birmingham to Beijing, we are seeing unprecedented poverty, crime, hate, violence, war, famine….you name it.  Combine these issues with a mainstream media who is salivating at the chance to rile us up for ratings and money, and the world becomes a downright scary place. Where do we turn when the world seems to shun us?  For some, the answers lie in the bottom of a bottle.  For others, it’s self-harm or outward violence. For many, however, their faith is their rock.  They turn to the religious world for answers to the questions that plague us today, and, often, they discover signs of encouragement. Such is the case today in Argentina. Monica Aramayo was in San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina when she noticed the holy figure shining through the thick clouds Social media user Mariela Romano said: “The Lord will soon come for us all and we should be ready. While another said: “Thanks for the image that allows us to keep on our path and have a better hope for tomorrow.” The photo has to be seen to be believed. https://twitter.com/faithdefender/status/1128809009153097728 The pose and grand scale of the image has reminded many observers of the famous Christ The Redeemer statue in Brazil. https://twitter.com/OtravelAI/status/1082513665700507648 And while the cloud formation certainly isn’t going to change the minds of the unfaithful, it does provide us all with a reminder that we are loved, and we must remain harmonious with one another on this turbulent little space rock.

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