2 minutes to readParsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Noach – Genesis 6:9-11-32 People transitioning out of the military often feel like foreigners. You get isolated focusing on meeting the mission and deploying. You’re not used to the push and pull of civilian life. Reintegrating can cause friction. Such discord can lead to quarrels. Communication may break down. An already stressful transition becomes more so.
“All the earth was of one language and common purpose.” (Genesis/ Bereishis 11:1)Three hundred and forty years after the flood, mankind got to… Read More
2-½ minutes to readParsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Bereishis – Genesis 1:1-6:8 My friend Bruce urged me to read Douglas Murray’s book The Strange Death of Europe . He told me it’s “probably the most important book of the last 50 years.” So, I read it. It may be the classic my friend asserts. But I found one glaring error. Time and again Murray asserts you can’t just have faith. Clearly, he misunderstands the nature of faith. Many of us do.
“‘The Woman who You gave to be with me . . .’” ( Bereshis/Genesis 3:12)Adam lacked faith in Eve’s ability to resist eating fruit… Read More
2-½ minutes to readParsha [Passage of Scripture] Nugget [Precious Idea] Vezos Haberachah – Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Competition has gotten a bad reputation over the last few decades. Children’s programs are notorious for giving everyone a ribbon no matter how abysmal their performance. One of the few places this idea doesn’t reign supreme is the armed forces.
2-½ minutes to read(NOTE: This is part of a series of articles for civilians who want to help veterans transition better. If you’re current or former military, pass this on to a civilian friend.) Last week’s post showed how to assess the experience and educational level of military people . You saw the typical veteran is ahead of his civilian peers on both counts. But businesses and veterans struggle to understand each other when talking about skills. Nonetheless, you can pinpoint the ones you need. The bureaucratic nature of the military will do most of the work for you.