Resources, useful links, and helping those who help
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
This page is about sharing comfort and help.
Scroll down for helpful resources on a variety of topics such as:
suicide loss and grief
survivors of sexual assault and abuse
support for military families
cancer or cancer loss
help for those with disabilities and special needs and their caregivers
Bible App - get the Bible (computer or mobile). A variety of versions - a multitude of plans on every type of topic or question you could ever hope to study or ask.
22 Too many
Remembrance of servicemen and women lost to suicide and post traumatic stress (at the approximate rate of 20-22 per day). Spreading awareness, sharing resources, comforting the grieving families.
Visit the website at www.22toomany.org
Visit our Facebook page
Another helpful resource for suicide prevention and grief is American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org (for all, not only military)
24/7 hotline 800-273-8255 or text 741741
Survivors Of Abuse and Rape: SOAR
A Facebook community to reach those hurt by the pain of assault and abuse. Link to Facebook:
Not on Facebook? For information and support email email@example.com
How Alternate Melody helps: we provide and fund gifts of "Pieces of Peace" seaglass creations, along with notes of encouragement and support, to survivors of abuse and rape.
www.rainn.org is another helpful resource
Rape, Abuse, Incess National Network
Much of our music by Alternate Melody was composed to console friends and family impacted by cancer. The "Cancer Comfort" book is compilation of stories of hope and faith in healing or loss. This project is in progress; for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A helpful resource for those seeking comfort with cancer (or any illness) can be found at www.michelecushatt.com
Her struggles and hope are chronicled in her blog: https://michelecushatt.com/blog
promises and prayers
A CD / book set to encourage military families. We value your service and provide these at no charge.
Bible App - free Bible in a variety of versions and languages. Verse of the day and a multitude of plans on an array of useful topics. Do you want to know more about the Lord? Are you questioning and doubting your faith? Do you struggle with suffering? Do you need peace? Are you fraught with anxiety or fear? Check out the plans sorted by
topics on www.bible.com
Special Needs Parenting - a blog highlighting the challenges, the humor and source of hope: www.ourspecialmarriage.com
Dealing with Disabilities / Suffering: Joni and Friends, founded by Joni Eareckson Tada, who was paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident when she was just 16. Joni and her extensive ministry serve families with special needs children of all ages, special needs adults, and those with disabilities.
Family Retreats are held all over the US and world.
Warrior Getaways in several locations around the country serve our military who have deployed to warzones and their families. This is a gift and there is no charge for the service member and their family to attend.
Inspiration and help for caregivers is also an important focus of Joni's ministry.
Website includes inspiring podcasts and resources: