Hello everyone: I am taking a long and necessary break from the Internet this summer. I am currently working on increasing my strength in the gym, tweaking my bad attitude towards YT and that whole can of worms, while working hard on getting my blood levels back to normal. A couple things have been way out of whack for too long. Please know that I am doing better than I have in a long time, and that I still pray for all my subscribers. I am hoping to make a big "wow" in a future comeback.
Suicide is not a topic where I have tons of personal experience; other than having had thoughts about it, but never having the guts to pull it off. That's right: this tough, aging, has-been, muscle head can't pull it off. And the closest I've ever come to knowing someone who killed themselves was through an ex-boyfriend who spoke about his brother putting a shotgun to his chest as a depressed teenager. The surviving and heartbroken brother, whom I dated, went on to become a successful standup comedian, incorporating life-saving talks at military bases around the world.
I started this journey last year during the one-year death anniversary of Francesca, 28-year-old daughter of Zeph Daniel -- author, dialogue film writer, musician, and host of "The Zeph Report", whom many of you follow on Spreaker and YouTube.
My book had just come off the press, published on July 3rd, 2018. I couldn't wait to email Zeph about quoting him twice. Nobody knew that 15-days later, we would all experience suicide first hand while listening to The Zeph Report. Even my 87-year-old mother cried that day. She was familiar with hearing Zeph's voice in her Chicago home, while I stayed with her to finish my book. I didn't know Zeph, and I couldn't contact him in advance because the book might have been sabotaged worse than it already was.
On behalf of Zeph and Francesca, we present these 8-videos to help bring awareness to this ever-growing global problem. This mini-series consists of 8-readings taken from "Treading On Serpents", a daily devotional for Targeted Individuals. These selected readings, mentioning suicide, will be narrated by Rosalind Root.
My condolences go out to anyone who has lost someone through suicide. May your heart find the peace that surpasses all understanding. May it find rest with Jesus, the Prince of Peace. And for those of you who are contemplating the act of suicide, please consider those loved ones you leave behind.
"People need to know," says Zeph, "When they commit suicide they never come back." Loss of a Daughter: https://youtu.be/E3qqPGxuKgQ
Please support this mission where Rosalind gets to the Root of things, by giving a thumbs up to show that you heard it and liked it. Thank you.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, anytime day or night, 24/7.
We stay in the fight;
We focus on Jesus.
We live One Day at a Time.
-- Tina Plakinger