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The Uplift: A Final Act of Love – The Blessed Assurance of our Faith [Video]

The Uplift Blog: Faith, Hope and Music (DavidBrauner.substack.com)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKa_TCBjEOMvb5sqbk94XQEmail: davidbraunerathome2@gmail.com#Uplifting message, #faith message, #blessed assurance, musicA Final Act of Love Along with the many delights that accompany summer, this season has brought some loss. In recent weeks I have attended three end-of-life gatherings of one kind or another. Two were close members of my church family who I have known for decades. It strikes me how different the tone of these gatherings is when it involves people of faith. When I was young, funerals, wakes and other end-of-life services were somber, even morose. Maybe it was how my younger self processed death; maybe it was because they were close relatives who had passed, but the tone was decidedly downbeat and certainly not hopeful. I mean, why would you be hopeful when someone dies? Well, at our church we call these gatherings “celebration of life” services, and they are aptly named. They are uplifting and joyful events that celebrate the interests, loves and accomplishments of the beloveds who have passed. Often, the families are knitted together in faith, and the tone of the service is peaceful, even joyous- amid the grief. Some of those I’m missing today from my church were like family- we shared holidays and significant life events, in addition to our faith journey. When someone dear passes, there is no easy way to offer condolences to the surviving spouse or family members. At least not for me. I’m tentative about what to say to try to comfort them. But by now I should know that it’s nothing I need to worry about. The truth is that when I do connect with the surviving family, it is their hope that inevitably lifts my spirits. They console me. Amid their own grief, they are at peace, and that, my friends, is contagious. That’s the spirit of these end-of-life services. I leave hopeful and upbeat. Even more miraculous is that these believers, in the shadow of their own imminent passing, somehow manage to comfort me through their confidence in the blessed assurance of our faith- that they are going to be with Jesus, and everything is going to be okay. John 5:24 is one Scripture that deals with this: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life.” I’m sure that everyone has their private moments of doubt and fear as they approach death, but the blessed assurance of believers is a beacon from this life to the next, and a healing balm for everyone they leave behind. A final act of love and a miracle of our faith! God bless you and enjoy your summer! The Song pairing is “Healing.” Until next time, stay safe, be brave and keep walking in the light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvKysPquSOHEALINGThe evening fades, purple to blackbut we know the light is coming backstill we are longing for one more morningI’m healing when I’m with youfeeling what feels trueI want to heal you tooBaby we were lucky, our memories are sweetaccordion music drifts down the cobble streetdancing together, it felt like foreverI’m healing when I’m with youfeeling what feels trueI want to heal you tooIt flows like water babyit follows its own pathlove is the only thing,the only thing that lastsI’m healing when I’m with youfeeling what feels trueI want to heal you too

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Veteran Appeal | Denied DIC Claim | Cameron Firm PC [Video]

“Call 24/7 for a FREE Consultation. (800) 861-7262 Serving Veterans Nationwide. No Fee Until You Win. Attorney Is A Veteran.https://www.veteranappeal.com/ Cameron Firm PC | Veteran Appeal How to Appeal a Denied DIC Claim Under the Appeals Modernization ActThe Veteran Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, known as the AMA, substantially changed the landscape for appealing denied claims. Instead of filing the same type of notice of disagreement and appeal form for every denied claim, veterans now have faster options for some types of claims. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits, known as DIC benefits, are available to surviving spouses, children, or parents of servicemembers who die in the line of duty, or veterans who die as a result of a service-connected condition. Surviving spouses are eligible for benefits if they were married to the veteran at the time of death or were separated through no fault of their own. Additionally, the marriage must have lasted at least one year, the marriage took place within 15 years of discharge, or the couple had at least one child together. Surviving children can be biological or adopted and are eligible for benefits if there is no surviving spouse, the children are not married, and they are under 18 years of age or 23 years of age if attending school. Finally, if no surviving spouse or children are eligible, surviving parents are eligible for benefits if their income is under a certain amount and they are the biological, adoptive, or foster parents of the veteran. DIC claims are complex and are often denied. For denials on technical grounds or in which the claimant believes the claims examiner has made a mistake or overlooked evidence, the best appeal option is the higher-level review established by the AMA. Higher-level review essentially means the claim is fast-tracked to a senior claims examiner rather than a judge and reviewed in depth. Often, mistakes are corrected at this juncture. For substantive denials, denials based on lack of evidence, or denials without a clear basis, an old-fashioned notice of disagreement and appeal is a better option. More fact-finding and evidence gathering can take place, which increases the chances of a grant. No matter how straightforward a claim for DIC may seem to be, an experienced attorney is always critical in dealing with the VA disability claims process.US COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMSSPECIAL MONTHLY COMPENSATIONTOTAL DISABILITY INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITYDISABILITIES DUE TO AGENT ORANGE EXPOSUREDEPENDENCY INDEMNITY COMPENSATIONPOST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)There is no fee until we win.Call 24/7 for a free consultation 800-861-7262Cameron Firm, PC.https://veteranappeal.comLink to the contact form https://veteranappeal.com/contact/”