Katie Buhler was our speaker for January 26, 2018. In September 2015, Katie had a procedure done and while being put under anesthesia, she had an “Out of Body” experience. When she woke up she remembered it all and husband was able to capture her talking about her experience on video. She will be sharing some of it with us.
One of the most transformational parts of the message she received was that we only have one chance to live and most people are playing it too safe. She was told people need to follow their heart and live their dreams so that they don’t go to their death bed with any regrets. Katie’s life is completely different now as she listens to her own heart.
Katie’s greatest fear was, and still is public speaking, but she no longer lets this fear stop from living her life’s purpose. Her message will inspire others to face their greatest fears, follow their own hearts, and live their purpose in this life!
Today I faced my biggest fear by sharing my “Out of body experience.” I hope it helps you to follow your heart & push through your fears. I was told in my experience that “you only have one chance to live, that’s it, one chance and right now your just being safe!” This is me not playing safe anymore, enjoy!
When the music plays, please stop & link here for the music to hear the whole song, my message won’t be the same without it.
1-I won’t let go, Rascal Flatts, https://youtu.be/BW9zMSwKIdU
2-This is my fight song, Rachel Platten, https://youtu.be/xo1VInw-SKc
3-Tell your heart to beat again, Danny Gokey-(fast forward him talking), https://youtu.be/eUHRDCYnFfg
Click here to watch my video, https://youtu.be/M_Bwp63kfLI
Russell Ricks will be our speaker for February 23, 2018. Russell Ricks is a professional artist by his chosen profession and recently published author of the book Remember. Between the late summer and early fall of 1966, Russell had an Out of Body experience triggered by the trauma he suffered from abusive treatment outside of his loving home environment. Little did Russell know at the time, the real cause of his peer troubles was due to a neurological birth defect, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, resulting in being severely socially delayed.
When school bullying became more than he could bear after an abusive first year in school, Russell, began searching for a way to put an end to his suffering. As a frightened eight year old boy, he couldn’t bear the thought of returning to school and asked his Heavenly Father for permission to be taken to heaven. Instead, he was given a miraculous Out of Body experience with life beyond the veil. He describes being held and comforted in the loving arms of the Savior and given a promise upon his return to mortality that he would often feel the Savior’s love and companionship throughout his life. This promise would provide the comfort he needed to get through his many life’s challenges.
Russell plans to share the details of how that event shaped his life. He also will share a few “beyond coincidence” examples illustrating how the Savior keeps His promises. Russell’s fascinating story will remind you that no matter how hard life can get, our Savior is always there for us.
Friday, March 23rd, our IANDS meeting was a presentation by Martin Tanner, our local IANDS Chair. Martin’s insightful and inquisitive mind has had a fascination with NDEs spanning many decades. His most recent project is a compilation of videos of well-known celebrities and other interesting people who have had NDEs including interviews with the following:
1. Hollywood celebrities who have had near-death experiences, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour and others.
2. Blind people who could see during their near-death experiences like Vicki Noratuk.
3. Near-death experiences in children, with explanations of why people describe near-death experiences in such different ways.
4. Near-death experiences impossible to explain away, particularly that of Pam Reynolds who had a NDE during brain surgery, when her brain-waves were flat, her heart had been stopped, she had no respiration and could not hear.
5. Near-death experiences in ancient literature.
Q&A session will follow the presentation.
We are pleased to announce that our speaker for our May 27th meeting will be Howard Storm. Howard Storm’s unique and wonderful story is a special treat. Howard died in France after developing a hole in his lower intestine. His story has a hellish beginning and ends in heaven. He is sent back with a good deal of knowledge about our relationship to God. His recovery leads him into the ministry, a huge change from his life as an atheist before his experience.
In heaven Howard asked God every question he could think of asking, and Howard is a deep thinker. After what seemed to him to be about a year, he was told he needed to return to earth and came back with the promise that he could connect with heaven from time to time.