I want to be just like Mr. Pinson

first_img – Straight Paths – Loren Hardin HomeNewsI want to be just like Mr. Pinson This is part two of a series about Jim Pinson and his wife, Henrietta. Jim is an 84- year old retired mail carrier who was admitted to hospice for congestive heart failure. Jim sees others through eyes of grace, mercy and respect. He thanks God for his “wonderful” children, “precious” grandchildren and great grandchildren, and for his wife,” the best woman in the world.” Jim has helped me see more clearly that, “The lamp of the body” truly is the eye and that if your eye is good, “your whole body will be full of light.” (Matthew 6:22-23).Jim used a unique approach when he proposed to Henrietta. I think he wanted to minimize the risk of rejection. He and Henrietta recounted, “We walked over on the levee to the flood wall and I asked her to walk out on the flood wall ahead of me. When I got her out there, there was no way back but through me. So I asked her to marry me or I’d throw her in the brink.” Henrietta explained, ”I looked to the right and then to the left and the water was really swirling. I could swim, but not that good. So I agreed to marry him.”Jim’s approach to breaking his smoking habit was also pretty unique. Jim reflected, “I smoked for 40 years, Pal Malls, the long ones. I was delivering mail to a house and a lady I knew was sitting on her front porch. She asked me, ‘Do you have a minute?’ I said, ‘Sure!’ And she said, ‘I’m really proud of my boy (age nine or 10). I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he told me, ‘I want to be just like Mr. Pinson.’ Jim added, “And there I was delivering mail with a cigarette in my mouth. I didn’t realize how it was working on me until I got home. I started smoking one cigarette after another in defiance and I told my wife that I didn’t think I’d go to church that night. She said that if I didn’t go that she and the kids weren’t going either. My dad always told me, ‘Don’t send your kids to church, take them to church.’ So I went to church.I smoked a cigarette on the way. When I got to the church door I inhaled real big, flicked the cigarette out, stepped into the church and blew out the smoke. One of the deacons said, ‘Hey, you can’t do that in here!’ I told him, “There isn’t anyone in this church big enough to stop me.” Now that’s defiance, isn’t it? I wiggled in my seat all through the service. The preacher asked if there were any unspoken prayer requests and I raised my hand up. I told the Lord, ‘If you take this habit away from me I’ll never hold another cigarette in my hand.’ I’d asked before, but never in earnest, not in desperation. You have to mean it. God knows if you really mean it.”Self-righteous, self-centered, selfishly ambitious goals are frequently not sufficient to motivate us to change. Sometimes it takes seeing how our actions affect those we love. We’re just fooling ourselves when we say, “It’s not hurting anyone but me.” All of our actions and inactions have ripple effects. And true change isn’t psychological, intellectual or even constitutional, it’s attitudinal, positional, and spiritual. That’s why King David said, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart. These, O God, You will not despise” (Psalm 51:17) and, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34: 18)The first two steps of the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholic’s Anonymous state, “We admitted we were powerless and “We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” So if you’ve been unsuccessfully struggling to change yourself, you might consider simply and earnestly praying, “God help me!”John Bunyan, the 17th century English writer and preacher wrote his classic book, “Pilgrims Progress” from a prison cell. He was imprisoned for 12 years simply because he refused to stop preaching the gospel. And while in prison he also wrote, “I’ve found that it’s not a bad thing to be on your knees before God with your arms around Jesus.” (“Grace Abounding to the Greatest of Sinners”) I would agree.Loren Hardin is a social worker with Southern Ohio Medical Center – Hospice and can be reached at [email protected] or 740-356-2525. PreviousDream Center gives away quiltNextLiberty Classy Clovers elect officers Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Piloting Community Paramedicine

first_imgThe feasibility study, which was released in July, states, “Early experiences with CP programs suggest that they may lead to more optimal use of EMS assets and offer some potential for diversification of the EMS funding base.” Skip Kirkwood was the EMS chief at Wake County (N.C.) EMS when the agency launched its community paramedicine program. Kirkwood says Wake County EMS didn’t pilot its community paramedicine program to solve a healthcare access problem. Rather, the program was conceived “to make sure that at least one “˜very experienced’ paramedic was available for each critical call.” Californians often say that California leads the country. It’s true that in some legislative initiatives, the state with the fourth largest gross national product in the U.S. has been a leader in new requirements and allowances, such as smog certification and gay rights. However, a recent University of California, Davis, report recommending that the state pilot 10—12 community paramedicine (CP) programs is an example of California borrowing from other states to alleviate its problems–specifically ones brought on by a burgeoning population and lack of healthcare access. The UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) report “Community paramedicine: A promising model for integrating emergency and primary care” was led by Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, director of the IPHI and professor of emergency medicine in the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. The community partnerships, and the improvement of paramedic skills, could be the keys for the California EMS community. “Community paramedicine is not just about healthcare,” Montera says. “It is about providing and linking health services like health, oral health, mental health and social services.” “Community paramedics help alleviate the access-to-care issue by providing low-cost or no-cost healthcare to people in their homes,” Montera says. “They fill a niche between home care and hospice and we see them as partners in our need to provide health care in the home. Community paramedics also alleviate the burden on frequent users in our system by providing social and other help from within the community.”center_img The IPHI report specifies CP programs may result in more appropriate use of EMS, increased access for the underserved and additional opportunities for provider use of skills. “Expanding the role of paramedics is a very promising model of community-based care that uses existing healthcare workers in new and innovative ways,” Kizer said in a prepared statement. “It is a model of care that several other states and countries have implemented to better leverage the skills of paramedics to meet specific community needs and to help ensure that emergency departments are more appropriately utilized.” The three-person research team cites comments from a February stakeholder meeting and the results of a survey of EMS agencies when recommending that 10—12 pilot programs would be needed. “If CP pilot projects were to be undertaken, we believe that as many as 10 to 12 would be needed to provide sufficient diversity of program focus, geography, demography, and community partnerships.” The reason Chris Montera began his Colorado agency’s CP program was also to help solve an access-to-care issue. He says more than 25% of Eagle County residents are uninsured and only one of the primary care providers in the county accepts Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, the area hosts a large seasonal influx of tourists who bring their own health issues. Courtesy University of California, Davislast_img read more

Murofushi considered for council

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES PARIS – Japan’s ace hammer thrower Koji Murofushi is among 26 candidates for membership in the Athletes Commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), athletics sources said Monday in Paris.A total of 12 will be selected by athletes taking part in the upcoming track and field championships to aim at becoming members of the 19-member commission, according to the sources. Through the commission, athletes can convey their opinions and requests to the governing body of track and field.Former two-time Olympic marathon medalist Yuko Arimori of Japan is running for the IAAF’s women’s commission with 10 of the 19 seats up for grabs, they said.The World Championships will start Saturday and run through Aug. 31. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Junior Jaguars lose 0-3 to Honduras

first_imgGuyana will conclude their group campaign today in the CONCACAF U17 football competition when they battle undefeated Haiti at the IMG Arena, Bradenton, Florida. The Guyanese have suffered two losses to date and will require a victory if they are to stand any chance of progressing as one of the third place finishers.In their most recent outing, the Junior Jaguars went down 3-0 to Honduras on Friday at the same venue.Jeffry Miranda bagged a double in the 14th and 67th minute, while Miguel Carrasco netted in the 64th minute. In terms of the statistics provided by the official CONCACAF website, Honduras recorded 18 shots in total, five of which were on target and with one hitting the woodwork.On the other side, the Guyanese could only muster four attempts, with only two being on target.In terms of possession, the Hondurans registered 55%. This equated to 204 attempted passes, with 192 reaching their intended target for an impressive conversion rate of 94%. The Guyanese attempted 141 passes with 108 finding their target at a rate of 77%.Prior to the Honduras clash, Guyana lost 0-4 to El Salvador in the opening clash. The top three teams from each group will advance to the knockout round.Group-C Standings Team             GP  W   L   D   GF  GA  GD  Pts. Haiti               2    2    0   0     6     1     +5   6El Salvador     2    1    1   0     5     4     +1   3 Honduras        2    1    1   0     3     2     +1   3Guyana           2    0    2   0     0     7     -7    0last_img read more

Spurs look tough as ever as Jazz head to San Antonio

first_img Related SAN ANTONIO — So you’re thinking, this is the year the San Antonio Spurs finally drop a level and join the NBA pack after 15-time All-Star Tim Duncan finally retired after 19 seasons and Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have become another year older.Think again.The Spurs might just be the most impressive team in the NBA so far this year, with a 4-0 record and three victories on the road, including that 29-point opening-night thumping of the mighty Golden State Warriors.That’s what the Utah Jazz are up against Tuesday night at the AT&T Center where the two teams meet at 6:30 p.m. MT.The Jazz are off to a slow start, coming off an 88-75 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday night in California, which dropped their season record to 1-2. The Jazz, who are playing without their leading scorer of the past three years, Gordon Hayward, have struggled offensivelyThe Jazz are averaging just 91.7 points per game on 43.5 percent from the field and only 30.9 percent from 3-point range.George Hill has been the one bright spot with a 20-points-per-game average on 49-percent shooting. Joe Johnson (15.7 ppg) and Rodney Hood (15.3 ppg) both had strong openers but had off-nights against the Clippers.As for the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard, who has been the NBA defensive player of the year the past two years, has broken out offensively this season, averaging 28.0 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the field and 95 percent from the free throw line.Longtime Los Angeles Laker Pau Gasol has joined the team this year and starting at forward and is averaging 9.5 points and 7.3 reboundsKyle Anderson, a third-year year player out of UCLA, has been the starting two-guard this year, but only averaging 3.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.The Spurs are making 9.5 3-pointers a game and shooting 45.2 percent from 3-point range, led by reserve guard Patty Mills, who is shooting 59.1 percent on 13 of 22.Coach Gregg Popovich is already resting players for the long grind ahead as Parker and Ginobili sat out the third game of the season, Saturday night against New Orleans, while LaMarcus Aldridge, sat out Sunday’s win over Miami, partly because of knee soreness, but “we thought we would sit him because it was a back-to-back and his fourth game in six days” said Popovich.JAZZ NOTES: The Jazz got Derrick Favors back Friday after he sat for most of the preseason with a knee issue and after playing 20 minutes Friday, played 23 Sunday against the Clippers . . . The Spurs and Jazz will meet again Friday night in Salt Lake at Vivint Arena . . . In between, the Jazz will play Dallas at home Wednesday night, while the Spurs will be off for two days in between . . . The Jazz and Spurs play later in the season, but not for more than five months, with games April 2 in San Antonio and April 12 in Salt Lake. Utah Jazz matchup watch: Spurs’ Patty Mills vs. Jazz’s Dante Exumlast_img read more