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October 15, 2021 – Uniting America Walk, Rev. Dr. Johannes J. Christian, “A Blind Man’s Vision For Unity Through Forgiveness and Reconciliation”

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On October 15, 2021, Rev. Dr. Johannes J. Christian, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, will begin to walk the 400 miles from Columbus, Ohio to Washington D.C. He plans to arrive at the Monument to Martin Luther King, Jr. on October 30, 2021

Christian lost his eyesight at age 50 in 2001 due to the actions of a young boy. It was about 11:30 PM on a July evening. Dr. Johannes Christian was on Interstate 70, driving home. As he approached an overpass near Springfield, Ohio, Jacob – one of several boys – hurled a boulder off the bridge. The boulder smashed through the windshield of Dr. Christian’s car, crushing the front part of his skull. His passenger managed to pull the car over to the shoulder safely.

The boulder also had a profound impact on Christian’s family, friends, and communities. “Tyrone, my son, was so angry. He didn’t understand why he couldn’t take Jacob down and beat the hell out of him,” said Christian. Personally, Dr. Christian was angry “at everything: God, the world, the kid who threw the rock…”

It’s true that Christian has learned to cope and adapt to a life without sight: “Shaving!” he said. “I don’t have to shave in front of the mirror. And I can’t drive a car anymore.” But, coping and adapting aside, sometimes the anger still resurfaces: “I don’t know that you’re ever complete with physical and emotional recovery,” he said. “There are moments when I know that I’m blind. I have at least 20 grandchildren whose faces I’ve never seen. Everyone can tell me what my grandchildren look like, but I don’t know what they look like,” said Christian. “They will be here visiting; they will draw a picture and then realize I can’t see their drawing.”

Rev. Dr. Johannes J. Christian found himself at a turning point when he saw how angry his children felt. “It hurt me,” he said. “No matter how justified my anger was, I saw that I needed to turn it around.”

The Forgiveness Path: Had To Begin Within Him. The Pathway to Peace and Unity Begins with Forgiveness.

Dr. Johannes Christian may have lost his eyesight, but he didn’t lose his vision, a simple trifecta of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Unity. “I want to start the conversation about forgiveness and reconciliation so that people can recognize where they are,” he said. Forgiveness is a selfless act. “The forgiveness act – while it looks like it’s about the perpetrator – it’s actually cathartic for the victim,” said Dr. Christian. “If I forgave,” Christian said, “Our family could learn how to let go. Every time we came together for family prayer, we asked God to bless Jacob.”

Forgiveness isn’t easy. Jacob was actually trying to kill someone. Yes, Jacob just wanted some anonymous somebody dead. Dr. Christian just happened to be in the crossfire of Jacob’s wicked intent. So no, it isn’t fair to say that forgiveness wouldn’t be high on any of your priorities.

The 400-mile journey-on-foot is a challenge for all of us to engage in self-evaluation and acknowledge and understand our own logic — the flaws, Dr. Christian says, that shut others out. “I’m raising the issue that there is a need for forgiveness, unity, and reconciliation,” said Christian. “I hope that you will see that there is a need for forgiveness, in our lives, in our communities, and in our country.”

It’s no secret that our country is divided. But unfortunately, there is so much that we allow to divide us: we use our opinions, judgments, assessments, and evaluations against each other; we cling to issues of race, ethnicity, sexual preference, abortion, wealth, politics, etc. And here is where unwillingness to forgive has got us today. United we stand, divided we fall.

Dr. Christian said, “My want is that all people would stop and think about the things that keep our country from being united. In our personal lives, in our community, and our world.

With the walk from Columbus, Ohio to Washington D.C., Dr. Christian offers a daring new perspective: “Disregard the negativity that divides us. Christian said. “If the rhetoric you hear from someone offends you, come to a peaceful, united front. Step toward Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Unity: “Hear what they are saying, then come to a resolution on how their rhetoric affects you and your community and change the negativity to a peaceful and positive outcome,” said Christian.

Unity is the ultimate goal. More to the point, it begins with where we’re unwilling to push through and move forward with each other. But at the heart of Unity is the question of Forgiveness and Reconciliation. “If we don’t really deal with it,” said Dr. Christian, “We’ll never get to unity; we can’t love somebody equally if we see them as less than.”

For Christian, the 400-mile walk is his way of changing the dialog towards forgiveness, reconciliation, and Unity.

“What I want is this walk to create a platform for the conversation to bring about change, to bring about unity,” he said. “I want to see us truly working with each other to create a positive outcome. We can see each other the way we see ourselves. It has to be reflected both in our words and our actions.” It opens an invitation to set yourself on the pathway to Unity. I want to invite everybody to participate in this journey with me personally.”

Come walk and cheer Dr. Christian on as he covers the last 3 miles to the Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the heart of Washington D.C. Join Dr. Christian at 10 AM, October 30, 2021, at the Rally for Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Unity. Then, celebrate with Dr. Christian at 6 PM, October 30, 2021, at the Black Tie, Red Carpet *Celebration Banquet. The Banquet will be held at St. Thomas Orthodox Indian Church, at 13505 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring MD 20904.

All Covid-19 precautions and protocols, including face coverings, will be observed for your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of those around you.

Dr. Johannes Christian is the Face of Forgiveness Foundation founder, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about victimization and the power of forgiveness while living with a disability.

To find out more about the Face of Forgiveness Foundation and for more information on Dr. Christian’s walk, please visit https://www.faceofforgiveness.org.

To participate in Dr. Christian’s walk financially, please donate generously at https://givebutter.com/ySXVJG.

Rev. Dr. Johannes Christian and The Face of Forgiveness Foundation would like to thank all their sponsors, including

  • Wendy’s – Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • Steve Sughrim, Owner/CEO at DominionHeir Lifestyle – MyDHLife
  • Hope Token, Dave Bass
  • Limitless Video Productions, Justin Higgins
  • Just to name a few

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John J. Duddy, President of Strategic Tax and Insurance Services, Inc., Interviewed on the Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast

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John Duddy Discusses His Approach to Helping His Clients with Preparing for Retirement. He believes that life is more than a paycheck, and his mission is to ease worries and help his clients create a sound financial strategy that provides not only a steady paycheck for life but a “playcheck” as well.​ 

He believes that to have a safe and secure retirement, one needs to know that they are financially secure, no matter what happens.

Duddy explained that “I am very excited to be bringing this education to people preparing for their retirement since this is such a vital piece of their strategy. I pride myself on developing long-term relationships with my clients, and I have had some since 1975! My commitment to you is simple: To be honest, transparent, and always looking out for your best interest, first and always. At Strategic Tax & Insurance Services, Inc., it is our goal to help our clients create a comprehensive financial plan that is designed to help to secure their financial futures and ensure true peace of mind.”

John continued, “preparing for retirement really should begin around age 60 and involves more than merely filling in the blanks on a form. Working with a qualified financial professional will give you a suitable strategy for your specific situation. I listen closely to the needs of my clients and always present the very best solutions for their best interest.”

Tune in for the interview on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and the Business Innovators Radio Networkhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-john-j-duddy-president-of-strategic-tax-and-insurance-services-inc/

About John J. Duddy

There is much that is uncertain about the financial world, but at Strategic Tax & Insurance Services, Inc., that uncertainty is combatted by invaluable experience.  With over 40 years of this experience as an advisor, John Duddy helps his clients create a coordinated plan to manage all of their wealth needs.

John’s passion is people; and helping them discover the peace of mind that can only come from a secure financial future. His strategies aim to ensure that people don’t outlive their money and that they can enjoy the retirement that they expect and the retirement that they deserve. He works closely with professionals of other financial specialties to plan for all phases of his clients’ lifetimes and often times his client’s children, and even grandchildren.  This includes an estate planning component that ensures clients’ finances are organized correctly to put their loved ones in the best position after they pass away.

Don’t spend your retirement life worrying about running out of money. John focuses on helping people protect the money that they’ve earned. He designs a distribution and income plan to allow them to use that money for the rest of their lives; taking them into and through retirement. When you work with John and his team, you can rest assured that no stone has been left unturned, and no question left unanswered.  They look at your entire financial picture, even pieces you’ve never thought to review.  John and his team ensure that your plan leads you to the future you feel comfortable with.

If you are headed into retirement or are already there; and concerned that you aren’t getting the most out of your money; Strategic Tax & Insurance Services, Inc. invites you to have a conversation. They have been “Helping People Retire On Their Own Terms Since 1975”, and are committed to continuing this tradition in the future.

Learn More: https://www.strategicduddy.com/

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Our Child’s Keeper Announces the World’s First Online Education Platform Focused on Life-Saving Child Safety Education For Parents

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Our Child’s Keeper takes a masterclass approach to preventing the number one cause of childhood deaths in the United States: accidental injuries. Expert video training from certified instructors rounds out a robust curriculum of training topics.

Our Child’s Keeper announces the launch of a premier online education series at www.OurChildsKeeper.com designed exclusively for parents, taught by certified instructors, with a mission to actually prevent preventable injuries—the number one cause of childhood deaths in the United States. One million families lose a child to a preventable injury every year around the world, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, deaths that Our Child’s Keeper says can be prevented with comprehensive training for parents and caregivers.

Our Child’s Keeper believes there are a set of core child protection and safety skills that every parent should know, and they should be able to learn from the very best from anywhere in the world. By providing that access, Our Child’s Keeper aims to empower parents and help them fulfill a primary responsibility to their children: to protect them and keep them safe.  

The available classes include strategies and core skill-building on fundamentals such as: “How to Perform Baby and Child CPR,” “How to Save Your Baby and Child from Choking,” “How to Prevent an Accidental Suffocation and Lower Your Baby’s Risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome),” “Home and Apartment Fire Safety,” “How to Prevent an Accidental Drowning,” and so much more.

Each Child Protection and Safety Class offers a comprehensive learning experience, which includes 24/7 access to all video lessons with key takeaways, peer interaction, and downloadable resources and guides.

“My hope is that our masterclass makes the world a safer place for our children. I truly believe that the more skilled and informed parents are, the safer their children will always be,” said founder Mark Wilhelmsson. “Parents should not rely on others, the police, firefighters or even 911 to save their own children, as we’ll never know who will be around when a crisis befalls us.” 

An American Red Cross Certified CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor, Wilhelmsson also just announced the release of his new book, Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Child’s Life, in which he recounts his own harrowing experience as a father, and his journey to becoming a leading expert on child safety. His book, which serves as both inspiration and a guide for parents committed to caring responsibly for their children, is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major booksellers.

About Our Child’s Keeper

Our Child’s Keeper was founded on the idea that every parent should have a fundamental set of skills and knowledge to keep their children safe, and respond expertly in case of an emergency. Our Child’s Keeper’s online education platform provides Parents with 24/7 lifetime access to affordable, engaging, and comprehensive online classes and resources, making it possible for anyone, from anywhere, to learn from the very best. For more information, please visit OurChildsKeeper.com.

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For Rachel Farnsworth, Healing Her Daughter’s Autoimmune Disease Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

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Rachel Claire Farnsworth has always felt called upon to help and heal other people. But, having spent so many years locked in abusive relationships, was never able to reach her full potential. That is until she broke free of the cycle and found a way to reinvent herself. Now a Rapid Transformational Therapy and Reiki Master, her greatest achievements include helping her daughter overcome autoimmune disease and many others heal from PTSD, psoriasis, erectile dysfunction, and more. In her new book, The Power of Reinvention, she talks about her journey to empowerment and how it led her to such outstanding ends. 

Her process starts with the subconscious mind because she knows from experience that that’s where the tightest shackles are forged. Rachel has herself had to break down the barriers standing tall in her mind. So, she understands better than most exactly how it’s done. In working through the process alone and with her clients, she has found that three main beliefs hold us back: “I am not enough”; “what I want isn’t available”; and “I am different and can’t connect to other people”. In helping people (her daughter included) banish these beliefs, she transforms lives for the better. 

Of course, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. Starting up her business right before lockdown hit posed a big obstacle. However, her strong sense of purpose and undeniable gift have seen her through the hardships. Now, she’s ready to tell the world how she made it through Covid and many other difficulties to finally reach fulfilment. As she herself explains: “I want to share my story because I now feel whole and complete. I know my clients can feel the same way when we get to the root cause and heal the emotional pain lying behind their physical symptoms.” 

To find out more about Rachel, visit her website (https://wellnesswithrachel.co.uk/). Or you can follow her on Facebook (@WellnessWithRach), Twitter (@MentalRapid), Instagram (@wellness_rachel), and YouTube (@Wellness With Rachel Claire Farnsworth).

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