Before Dawn: A Time of Testing, Humbling, Suffering, and Sacrificing

Before Dawn: A Time of Testing, Humbling, Suffering, and Sacrificing

by Ralph Riley Cooley


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ISBN-13: 9781635258769
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 891,364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Ralph Riley Cooley is a retired US Air Force airman. He was honorable discharged on January 1, 1986. He started his own business in 1988. He was a sub contractor, helping build roads and highways, using heavy trucks and heavy equipment. This was the most enjoyable job, and it had the potential to be the most lucrative job he had ever known. Due to an injury and a work stoppage on this type of work in his area, he had to look for something else.
Ralph has a strong belief system. He believes in the holy trinity, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He believes in family because family knows you better than anyone else. He believes that right over wrong leads to a more profound life. He has never been incarcerated, and neither has he ever put an illegal drug in his body. He whole heartedly believes a good educate for all, with diversity, can lift up the standards of a family, a city, a nation.
Ralph Riley also believes in the old gospel song, Where He Leads Me I Will Follow. When God asked Ralph to follow him to work in a nursing home and a mental hospital, behind the doors of misery, pain, and sadness, Ralph said he almost questioned God’s authority. Yet, he obeyed. Ralph Riley believes God gave him the strength and conscious to aid and comfort the acute and chronically mentally ill through the gifts of the spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. Of these, patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control were his closest allies. Many prayers for the patients, staff, and for himself were always on his schedule.
Having been blessed to be physically strong and mentally alert all of his life, it was time for Ralph Riley to give back. He did just that. He gave back fifteen of his retirement years. Now, all that’s left to give, are his prayers-and these few words:
”Take care of your mental health. By all means, take care of your mental health. Its an unparalleled gift from God (see chapter 25).
Ralph Riley believes this is Gods mandate to all of us!

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