Posted by Janneke in Grace Stories, Thirty Days of Light, Trauma-Healing, War's Family
on Apr 7th, 2011 | 2 comments
Louis Zamperini and Trust
As I watch this video, (click above) detailing Luis Zamperini’s ordeal during World War II in Japanese POW camps I wonder, how did he find bits and shreds of hope as he went along?
I know some survivors of trauma fared worse, because they had already experienced trauma before war. Some survived because they were tough before World War II — that is Louis Zamperini’s story.
NPR describes Laura Hillenbrand‘s biography of Zamperini- Unbroken as follows:
He was a juvenile delinquent, then a world-class miler; a World War II airman, then a POW...
Posted by Janneke in Grace Stories, Trauma-Healing, War's Family
on Feb 21st, 2011 | 2 comments
(Read War’s Family Page, first)
“Have you ever seen people who through some disaster were driven to great times of prayer? And have you noticed that once the disaster was long forgotten, a spiritual sweetness remained that warmed their souls?” June 12 Streams in the Desert L. B. Cowman
I’m not always one of the sweet people.
I know some who are.
As much as I love L.B. Cowman’s quote, I think for the big disasters they are not long forgotten. Even if they are locked up deep inside us in a box or cave, they are not forgotten. So when disasters, like years of war, come out of lock-down...