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Again, millions of children in this world will need healing of their childhood emotional wounds

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Again, millions of children in this world will need healing of their childhood emotional wounds that could result in future emotionally wounded adults. The current exodus of refuges will drastically change the spiritual culture of the world. Look into the eyes of the children and see their anguish. Today, there is a major pandemic sweeping across the earth. It is a pandemic of fatherlessness. Is history repeating itself? Is there again a paradigm shift in the emotional and spiritual culture of this world?

By the end of WWII, about 13 million children in Europe were facing destitution, poverty, and hunger. These were children whose parents had been killed or who had been abandoned, kidnapped, or deported. What were the results? There was a deterioration of religion and belief in God to the point of what it is today. Moral degradation became part of the fabric of the social culture. It evolved during the 1960s, an era that denotes the complex of interrelated cultural and political trends.

What is the answer? Only the church has the antidote! It is a spirit-filled church that has experiential encounters of the wonderful love of Father God as revealed by Jesus and made available for ALL through the continuing work of the Spirit. Now more than ever, there is a need for the church to enter into the fullness of the Father’s love, so that we can then be channels of this all-encompassing love to the fatherless throughout the world. To be the guide posts to the light in a very dark arena.

Are we prepared to fill this need in our churches and our ministries? Are we promoting in our teachings an experience of the love of Father God that heals? Are you ready to step up and do your part in the overwhelming responsibility that will be required in shaping the future spiritual culture? God help us.

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US War Orphan Seeks Answers in Germany About Father’s Death in WWII

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US War Orphan Seeks Answers in Germany About Father’s Death in WWII

US War Orphan  Seeks Answers in Germany About Father's Death in WWII

Bruce never knew his dad. His dad died in WWII three month’s before he was born. Bruce Brodowski wanted to know more. The Gelsenkirchen historical circle knew from witness testimonies the exact corner Edward Brodowski’s tank was hit by a Panzer shell. They knew the details of the battle. Bruce needed to go there.

​​US War Orphan Seeks Answers In Germany About Father’s Death In WWII

Bruce never knew his dad. His dad died in WWII three month’s before he was born. BruceBrodowski wanted to know more. The Gelsenkirchen Historical Circle knew from witness testimonies the exact corner Edward Brodowski’s tank was when hit by a Panzer shell. They also knew the details of the battle.

Author Bruce Brodowski embarked on an once in a life time incredible journey to reconnect and bring closure with his dad Edward Brodowski. He had written a book several years ago “The Dad I Never Knew, A War Orphan’s Search For Inner Healing.” For his 70th birthday, he wanted to visit where his dad died and then visit his dad’s grave in Margraten, Netherlands. New information was revealed through social media, Facebook contacts, and networking.

On Monday June 22, 2015, Bruce Brodowski, with his wife Ellen, met with Egon Kopatz and the Gelsenkirchen Historical Circle. They walked to the exact corner of where EdBrodowski’s tank was located. Christiane Rautenberg, a reporter from WAZ newspaper, published the story. “We held hands in a minute of silence. I thought I could feel my dad’s presence. It was a spiritual experience of closeness.” Bruce reported. “I am not angry at the German boys in the Panzer. They were just doing their job. I am just sad that daddy didn’t come home.”

Back at Gelsenkirchen Historical Center, Mayor Thomas Klasmann of GelsenkirchenNordwas waiting to present Bruce with a plague to the city. Bruce then traveled to Linne, Netherlands to visit the site of where his dad’s tank was pictured rescuing the wounded. New contact information revealed the exact location. Then on to Margraten, Netherlands to visit Edward Brodowski’s grave. The dad he never knew. An experience he will never forget.

THE SON HE NEVER KNEW

Bruce Brodowski

Published in the Miami Herald  February 4, 1985

 

Somewhere in Germany in 1945, close to the end of the war, a tank is hit, a soldier dies. His pregnant wife awaits his safe return in New York State only to receive the dreaded telegram – killed in action.

 

Several weeks later his son is born, the son he never knew.

 

            It never seemed unusual to me that Dad wasn’t there. Mom never remarried and I guess she told me early in life that Dad was buried in Holland.

 

            When I was old enough to understand, Mom sat me down and showed me Dads’ picture, his belongings that were returned, the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Somehow, now, these don’t seem to be an adequate substitute for a Dad.

 

            I often wonder what we would have done together. He liked deer hunting as attested by the mounted deer head hanging in his mother’s dining room. Ah, those weekend hunting and fishing trips.

 

Just me and Dad.

 

            Or maybe we would have thrown a baseball around in the summer; or a football; or played basketball or tennis. Yeah, tennis!  I remember his old wooden tennis racket gathering dust in the attic. He would have taught me tennis and we would have played together.

 

Just me and Dad.

 

Someday a man will be kneeling next to a grave in Holland with a flower in his hand, a lump in his throat, and a tear in his eye.

 

And it will be just me and Dad.

 

The dad I never knew. And the flower will be left behind by the son he never knew.

 

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US war orphan in search of clues in Hassel

06/23/2015 | 11:00 clock

Looking for clues in Hassel: Ellen and Bruce Brodowski assist in the research of Egon Kopatzfrom historical district Bergmannsglück  and translator Wolfgang Bollmann

GelsenkirchenHassel. GelsenkirchenHassel– so far Bruce Brodowski only knew of his father Edward from the letters to his mother – now the Americans went there in search of clues: After his father, who was there as a soldier killed by a grenade.

A few parked cars, a restaurant, further back the Hasseler St. Michael’s Church: completely unspectacular acts August-Schmidt-Platz on this Monday morning. That this was once where history was made – one that should shape the life of Bruce Brodowski as little else – it indicates nothing. He put his arms around his wife Ellen and Egon Kopatz, the Hasseler local historian, the American closed his eyes and was still in the memory of his father Edward, who was killed 70 years ago on this very spot by a German grenade.

Meter by meter,  Kopatz from historical district Hassel / Bergmannsglück described the events of March 30, 1945: “There stood the German Tiger tank, with its six-man crew, all young men 17-25, camouflaged under a weeping willow on the corner Otte– / Valentin street ; There the Shermanpanzer fumbled with the commander Brodowski and two soldiers in the street Valentin; there lived the two eyewitnesses of the attack, who told me about their experiences shortly before their death; and there the German tank was completely destroyed by a low-flying aircraft ”

“Full circle”

Bruce Brodowski  suffered more from the loss of his father.

Kopatz and colleagues encounter had meticulously prepared after the Horster Andreas Jordan had made contact  by early 2015 Gelsenkirchen center to contact Brodowski from Charlotte in North Carolina. This became aware of the association for the local treatment of the Nazi era and the culture of remembrance through the website. “In an article about theWAZ first US tanks to Gelsenkirchen area I came across Mr. Kopatz – already the connection was  there,” said Jordan.

For Brodowski (69) it seems to have paid off: “It’s good that I have undertaken this long journey. I feel a spiritual connection to my father; I’ve missed him all my life. “Born three months after the death of his father, he grew up with his aunt and uncle after the cancer death of his mother in 1955.

No anger, only disappointment

Was he angry with the Germans? The pensioner shakes his head. “No, just disappointed because I had no father, from whom I could learn fishing or baseball games.”

Only in 2005, he began to collect facts about his father. “The tank driver, who had escaped from the Germans in Hassel, had told me at that time about him. After that, I worked with the letters to my mother  and researched the way the 8th Armored Division of Polsum toHassel. “The result was the book” The Dad I Never Knew “(The father, whom I never met). In the end however, it was his wife Ellen (68), which encouraged him to continue the search for clues on the spot – or complete. “For me, an inner circle has closed on this day.”

Christiane Rautenberg

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Looking for clues in Hassel: Ellen and Bruce Brodowski (. 2 and 3rd from left). Assist in the research were Egon Kopatz from historical district Bergmannsglück (2nd from right) and translator Wolfgang Bollmann (r.).

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Bruce Brodowski (center) suffered more from the loss of his father. Photo: ThomasSchmidtke

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Is breaking the commandment in Matthew 10:8 sin?

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Matthew 10:8  “Heal the sick, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. NIV[1]

For this study, we will look in scriptures. John 14:15 “If you love me, keep (obey) my commands.[2] Restated in John 14:23 NIV Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.[3] Once more in John 15:10 NIV “If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.”[4]

What are the commandments? Many refer to the major ten commandments in the bible. However, most ignore or neglect to recognize the other commandments. Some believe that there are 1050 New Testament commandments.[5]

Is not Matthew 10:8 a commandment? If so, then is it not true that to commit sin is to willfully disobey God’s commandments or to fail to act righteously despite a knowledge of the truth.[6]

Too many present day ministries turn a blind eye. I believe firmly that Matthew 10:8 IS a commandment. I also believe that Kris Valloton is correct when he states, “words without power is not the gospel. If I read the bible and don’t have an experience, that’s just religion. Religion is what happens when the spirit leaves the room. The word and the spirit equal truth.”

What is your commentary?

[1] http://biblehub.com/matthew/10-8.htm

[2]http://biblehub.com/john/14-15.htm

[3] http://biblehub.com/john/14-23.htm

[4] http://biblehub.com/john/15-10.htm

[5] http://www.hezekiyahhaas.com/uploads/3/0/0/1/3001861/1050_nt_commandments_3-16-2012.pdf

[6] https://www.lds.org/topics/sin?lang=eng

A Journey to Heaven

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A Journey to Heaven

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Week 22 update on granddaughter Emmy

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Today marks the end of week 22 and the beginning of week 23 since Emmy’s diagnosis. Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers. Her headaches are less frequent and less severe. She also is not complaining of as many stomach aches. God is good. She has had some changes in mobility. She is unable to walk without holding on to furniture or total support from a person. We have a wheelchai…r to get her around and a hospital bed in the living room to keep her from going up and down the stairs. She is so independent and still wants to do everything herself, so she has resorted to crawling to get around on her own. Her appetite has decreased significantly and she is beginning to lose weight. She is still taking in fluids, but her food intake is minimal. She will eat 2 or 3 bites at meals and then she is done. She has difficulty keeping food down and is getting sick every 3 days or so. Through all of this she remains happy and maintains her sense of humor. Due to her muscle weakness she is unable to create her big beautiful smile. Oh how I miss that smile, but I can tell she is happy by the way her face lights up. She is so cute when she is excited and her giggle makes me laugh. It is harder to get her out and it usually takes some convincing, but once we go she always has fun. Monday she said, “Mom can we go to McDonalds?”, so off we went for a cheeseburger happy meal with chocolate milk. All night she kept telling me, “I love, love, love McDonalds chocolate milk.” It really is the little things. Her favorite outdoor activity is still time in the pool so we are so thankful for all of our beautiful warm weather. We will continue creating special memories and cherishing every moment.

Experiencing Father God’s Love

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The Father’s Love

 

I will not leave you as Orphans;  I will come to you. . .  I will love him(you) and will disclose Myself to him(you). . . If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.  (John 14:18,21,23)

You can be saved, filled, healed, delivered, and anointed; but if you have not found rest in Father God’s love, you will continue to struggle with fears, insecurities, and feelings of inferiority, loneliness, and emotional pain. 

Experiencing God the Father’s embrace is about taking hold of the deepest love you will ever experience and never letting go.  I am going to show you how you can experience Father God’s love.

We need to know who we are in God the Father’s eyes.  God wants to have an intimate relationship with us and will use any means available to draw us close to him and His heart.  Whether it is an inspirational song, a book, praying for the sick and dying, suffering, a tragedy, or a traumatic experience in our life.  But, it depends on our image of God.

So how do we develop our image of God?  As children, we develop our image of God and understanding about love from our earthly fathers.  Children are growing up without knowing a father’s love.  We are in a fatherless epidemic.  Nothing can replace the relationship that a child should share with their father, and the pandemic of fatherless households in our world is rampant. Fatherlessness ranges from physically absent fathers, physically present but emotionally absent, a father that breaks promises and is unable to comfort you, a father that is legalistic and shows no love, or a father that sets high standards in behavior for you to earn his love.

The results are that these children become adult’s with childhood emotional wounds, just like I did.  You may be one of them.  How can we be good Christians, parents, spouses, and/or friends if we have an unhealed inner child?  We need to experience God’s love.  Because of His love we are able to say “Jesus I Trust In you.”

How does Father God feel about you?  You were created for love.

(1John 4:16)  And we have come to know (experience) and have believed the love which God has for us.  God is love and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

He loves you unconditionally.  He loves you with all your faults.  You are worthy to receive His love.  God’s love is beyond all human understanding. 


  • John 3:16  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 

Through His love and Divine Mercy, He gave His only Son to pay our sin debt and forgive us our sins and transgressions.  He took upon Himself spiritually all our sins, all our diseases, all our infirmities, and died for us. Then he said, “It is finished.”

Yes, Christ died for our sins and through His sacrifice on the cross we who invite Him into our hearts and rest on His salvation, will spend eternity with Him. But, I think we often miss the major benefit of the cross. Yes, Christ made a way for us to get into heaven, but of far greater importance perhaps, He made it possible for the Father to come to us. 

 

Bruce Brodowski    March 2011

A woman had written on a prayer card her wants and desires for prayer.  I picked up the card, read it, and started to cry.  The very last thing on it was “I want a reason to LIVE.”  I prayed over her.  Her face remained stone cold.  No signs of emotional change.  My heart cried out—Father God, help me to help her know your love.  I then bent down and whispered in her ear, “Can you picture Jesus sitting next to you?”  She nodded her head yes.  I whispered, “Then do it.  Can you let Him open his arms and hold you close to his heart?  She nodded yes.  Then open up your heart and receive the Father’s love through Jesus.  The stone face broke, tears flowed like rivers of healing waters, deep sobs came in waves of emotion.  I whispered, “You are his beloved daughter in whom He is well pleased.”   She now had a reason to live.  The Father’s love and His Divine Mercy heals.

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present, nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from God’s love.       

 

Prayer to receive the Father’s Love

Father, I thank you so much for the privileged to share about your love.  To be able to tell those who will listen, how much you really, really love them.  I pray now that you pour out your spirit upon them and give them a revelation of this love. To have an experiential encounter of your love through Jesus Christ.

If you can, let Jesus hold you as you receive the Father’s love through the heart of Jesus.  Close your eyes, open up your hearts and minds and receive the Father’s love now.  Let your pain come to the surface and release it to God. 

Open your heart now to receive the love of Father God into your heart. Some of you may experience rejection being broken from your life. Let his love flow into those wounded areas of your emotions and remove the hurt and pain of those experiences. Maybe you were abandoned as a child. Maybe you were physically abused by alcoholic parents as a child. Maybe you are the 15-year-old girl that was hiding in the closet. Maybe you had a father that was physically there in your life but not emotionally in your life. Maybe you never were able to experience true intimacy in your relationships. Maybe you have always felt that you are not lovable and no one really cares or likes you. Maybe you have always felt that you were a failure. It is time for you to be healed of your orphan heart   

PRAYER

Father, I come to You in Jesus’ name. I believe that I have been created for love, to experience your healing love and to share that love in my relationships with others. It’s not enough to exist in my life if I don’t have a relationship built upon expressed love with You or with my spouse and family. I renounce the lie that I am not a lover, that I cannot open up my emotions or allow myself to be hurt again. Instead, I ask You to wrap Your arms around me, to comfort me in those areas of hurt and pain and to fill me up so that I can in turn share Your love with those around me. I make a commitment to ask myself hourly, “Father, how can I receive Your love and then give it away to the next person I meet?” I want to live my life as an expression of Your love. I choose to submit to Your love.

 

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