THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th
Choir: Still deciding… (come to rehearsal this evening and find out :))
Preacher: Jason (this week: patience)
“Tile” walls now up in kitchen (not real tile – but they look nice)
Concrete floor finished over courtyard. Roof coming down in preparation for second floor…
TONIGHT (10/11) in the BHBC WORSHIP CENTER
This morning (10/11) I will be presenting my talk on Suicide Intervention to the students of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.
Then this evening, due to repeated requests, I will be giving the same presentation at Bacon Heights Church; 54th & Slide; Lubbock; 6:30pm; Worship Center.
At these talks I begin by raising awareness in regard to suicide (the New York Times reported last year that suicide is at a 30 year high in the U.S.). Psychologists and mental health experts speak of suicide today in terms of “epidemic.” If you are not associated with an individual or family dealing with this tragedy, chances are you one day will be.
For this reason, I don’t spend much time on the “awareness” part of my talk.
The majority of my talk addresses depression (the most common psychological state associated with suicide) and then moves to general & specific, practical steps to take when confronted with a person who is suicidal and, as such, in immediate risk of danger. Hopefully, you will leave with a “toolbox” full of steps to take if/when confronted with this urgency.
I conclude my talk with this: “If the date were May 12, 2013, (one day before my son, Jordan, took his life) and Jordan were sitting in the audience, what would I have wanted the speaker to have said to him and others like him.”
If you can’t attend this evening, I so would appreciated your prayers.
Love you all.
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Daily, we underestimate the power of our words and actions. Read the very brief blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick