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A simple Idea: If
space, in your imagination, goes on for ever - or - if it comes
to a wall, and then you wonder what is on the other side to
that wall; then by the same stretch of the imagination you can
believe in Jesus Christ and God, our Heavenly Father - by the
same stretch of the imagination - and there is a lot of evidence
that Jesus lived!
Journey Into Life, by Norman Warren, and Right With God, by
John Blanchard. These are two books which I recommend to anybody
who is a non-Christian, but who is interested in finding out
about Jesus, and whether they may be interested in becoming
a Christian them selves. And beginning a personal relationship
I can provide the above two mentioned books to anyone who would
like a copy - please therefore ask me if you would like a copy
and I will provide you with one, for you or a friend of yours.
Alternatively you can get copies from: Choice Words, Christian
bookshops in Paignton and Newton Abbot.
Another book which I highly recommend for a new Christian -
and somebody who is interested in starting a relationship with
The Lions, Children’s
Bible, by Pat Alexander, and Carolyn Cox. This book is also
ideal for Adults. Again, I have copies which I can provide you
with, or you can get them from WH Smith, or Waterstones.
If you would like to relate your own testimony to Jesus in this
paper - please do volunteer.
I believe, whatever policies are carried out; such as hospitalization,
and medication etc, and rehabilitation - the best therapy is:
and I think: confidentiality to the client is of utmost importance.
The client needs to know that everything he discusses will be
kept confidential - between him and the Doctor, Key-worker,
counselor etc. Only in safety, can the client open up to his
true thoughts and feelings, and hopefully work through his difficulties
and find "healing" etc. Through: "Talking".
For anybody who thinks that they may be suffering from "mental
health" problems - the first person to consult is their:
G.P. The G.P. is trained and will assess the "problem",
and if need be will send the patient for counseling or other.
In Torquay, this will be at the out-patients department: Waverley
House, St Luke’s Road. If the "Problem" is serious
then the patient will be seen by a Psychiatrist - for assessment.
But do not fear - Doctors are here to help - many people experience
mental health problems in their life - yes it is scary, but
the doctors know how to help, you need to trust them and not
There is a mental health telephone number you can ring: 01803
There are two Oxfam
charity shops in Torquay: one in St Marychurch, and one in the
town centre. There is also a church initiative, - called: Christian
Aid, you can get details from any local church. You can get
onto the Oxfam mailing list by contacting this address: Barbara
Stocking, Director, 274 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DZ, Tel:
0870 333 2700.
If you are so inclined:
the shops will accept any gifts, of money etc, or you can even
volunteer. Donations may go to South and West Africa.
Equality for Disabled People:
Coalition of Disabled
People, South Devon. Lymington Road, Castle Circus, Torquay.
TQ1 4BW. Tel: 01803 215871.
Alleviation Of Homelessness:
the Homeless drop-in Centre. Behind McDonalds, in the Town centre.
Gladly accepts gifts of food etc and also Christian literature,
such as Bibles etc for their visitors.
Somebody told me
a couple of years ago that the Seascape Hotel, on the Newton
Road, accepts tenants that may have a drink, or drugs problem,
and Mental Health clients. And I think they accept the homeless
as well - take a visit and ask to speak to the Landlady.
NASA, has just this
month sent Astronauts into space in a space shuttle, and they
are due to return to Earth on the 8th of August. Hope that everything
goes well and that the guys get home safely.
British National Space centre, 151, Buckingham Palace Road,
London. SW1W 9SS. Tel: 020 7215 5000.
You can buy books on space aviation from WH Smiths. The Early
Learning centre sells lovely die-cast models of the space shuttle
- "Discovery". "Real-Toy"- A Japanese company
also make models. I have purchased a number of Space-Shuttle
toys - and I think they are beautiful and will be a collector’s
item in the future. If you would like to see these models, then
come and ask me about them. I won’t be selling them though
but maybe we could locate a supplier if you wanted to purchase
some for yourself. - If you can locate a supplier then let me
know because I am interested in this sort of thing!
So - what about "Space Aviation”: Is there enough
interest in space aviation to invite a guest speaker to come
to Torquay to talk about: The British National Space Centre
in London. And British Space Activities Today and in the future.
I think Space Aviation is exciting - surely this is of great
interest to us all. Is it the future? If you think you would
like to attend a seminar on "State Of the Art Space Aviation
Activities" then let me know! Maybe a group of us could
organize a speaker to visit a venue locally to give us a talk?
I have written a Novelette entitled: "Festival Lovers”
and it includes subjects that I am interested in, such as: Christianity
- and promoting Christianity. Also thoughts about man's future
in "Space" in the present and the future. Relating
Ideas about space aviation and whether man has a future in outer-space.
If you would like to read this book - then feel free to ask
me for a copy.
I have a number of books on 'Space Aviation' which I have collected.
Which I can show you and tell you how to obtain if you would
like copies - they are:
* Space Odyssey, a voyage to the planets, by Tim Haines
and Christopher Riley, a BBC book.
* Space Exploration, Eyewitness, by D.K.
* Space Stations, Living and working in space,
by Amanda Davis.
* Space, our final frontier, by John Gribbin.
* Living In Space, Usborne Beginners.
* Space Craft, pop-up book, by Anton Radevsky.
* The Autobiography of Britain’s first
Astronaut, Helen Sharman.
* Look inside A Rocket, by Tom Jackson.
What about all that talk we once heard about "Holiday Space
Flights" - will people ever be able to holiday in space
- and When?!
And what is U.S.A. and Japanese progress in space aviation -
and Great Britain’s progress - Is it a race, or can we
all work together, and complement and help each other.
If you have any suggestions that you think may be of interest,
from the list of topics covered in this paper, then please feel
free to approach me to discuss it - or a future similar paper?
God bless you - Ken
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So - You
Want to be a Christian
You are wondering if Christians have got something that non-Christians
have not - and you want that something as well?
So, how do I become a Christian, you ask.
How do I gain that something...? 'Meaning', 'Fulfillment', 'Wholesomeness'
- to my life.
Well - here's a suggestion - you can ask Jesus to come into
your life and you can become a Christian, and have all the rich
blessings of Jesus, and God, all the rich blessings of being
a Christian , and having eternal life.
To ask Jesus into your life - here is a simple prayer that you
"Dear Jesus, come into my life as my savior to cleanse
me, as my lord to control me and as my friend to be with me
now and forever, and help me to serve you in complete obedience
from this day forward, and thank you for dying on the cross
to save me from my sins" and for coming back to life –
Once you have said this prayer and if you mean it - then you
are now a Born-Again Christian and Jesus promises you his blessings
and that he will come into your life and never leave you from
now on. Amen.
the Bible: Psalm 37:
Yourself in the Lord and He will give you the Desires of your
You can donate your money to:
Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR.
A favorite book that I would recommend that no Christian should
be without is:
God's Word In My Mouth, Claiming the Promises of God, by Colin
by: Dovewell Publications, PO Box 9161, London W3 6GS, England.
A free Day by day magazine: The Word For Today is freely available.
For your free copy Tel: 0845 60 40 401
Ken Harris is Hosting and facilitating, 'Christian Talk', meetings,
at the Riviera International Conference centre, In Torquay,
on a Wednesday Morning, on a Bi-monthly basis. If you would
like information about this, and if you would like to attend
any of these meetings, just turn up, or telephone to find out
when the next meeting is on: Ken:
organization contact for Health is: Commission for Patient and
Public involvement in Health, Lynx House, Pynes Hill Office
Campus, Rydon Lane, Exeter EX2 7AN. Tel: 0139 233 2100.
Also: The Mental Health Service User co-ordination Officer is:
Janet Hooper, NHS, The Lescaze Offices, Shinners Bridge, Dartington,
Devon. TQ9 6JE.
861974. Mobile: 07764 273253.
for Disabled People:
useful address is: Torbay Disability Information Service, Chadwell
Annexe, Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2DW.
The Coalition of Disabled People, Lymington Road, Torquay, Devon
215871. For Welfare Rights information, computer training and
direct Payments service, and counseling.
Welfare Rights, includes:
on benefits, such as Income support, incapacity support, and
Disability Living Allowance benefit. We can help and advise
on filling out the claim forms etc. We can help in appealing
on a benefits decision
We have computers facilities. We provide computer training and
tuition, at low cost.
We provide counseling to disabled people and their carers. Normally
an hour sessions. Please come into the coalition to find out
We have just begun a Direct Payments service.
the: Langley House Trust, Torbay Project, National office: PO
Box 181, Witney, Oxon, OX28 6WD, England. Tel: 01993 774075
Factory Row Homeless Hostel at Castle Circus, Torquay. Who provide
a bed for the night - to the homeless.
Two more organizations for the Homeless include:
fighting for hope for homeless people, 66 Commercial Street,
London, E1 6LT.
'Shelter', The National Campaign for the homeless, 88 Old Street,
London, EC1V 9 HU. Tel: 0845 458 4590.
God Bless You, from: Ken Harris
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the best day of your life?
or 21st birthday? Your first kiss? The day you got married?
love to tell you the best day of my life.
I was experiencing a relationship breakdown. Career crisis.
Financial difficulties. Homelessness. Loss of a sense of direction
to my life. And this remained the same crisis for many years.
I found two pieces of literature: Journey into Life, by Norman
Warren, and Right With God, by John Blanchard.
books, independently, introduce the person in the street to
Jesus - as if for the very first time. They show you how to
become a Christian - for those who are seeking Jesus but don’t
know anything about Christianity.
they describe the sinner’s prayer: the prayer of asking
Jesus into one's life, in order to be saved by Jesus, to become
a born-again Christian and to receive the blessings which God
promises to those who give their lives to Jesus.
to be with you from that moment on and forever.
day of my life is not the day I get married, but the day that
I asked Jesus into my life.
you, if you would like to experience what many people have experienced
- here is the sinner’s prayer:
Jesus, come into my life as my savior to cleanse me, as my lord
to control me, and as my friend to be with me now and forever,
and thank you for dieing on the cross to save me from my sins"
and for coming back to life, your resurrection. Amen.
If you make
this your prayer, then you now have Jesus in your life and you
will receive the rich blessings which Jesus promises - including
eternal life, and salvation. Amen.
good mental health?
to sleep at night?
too much Alcohol and taking elicit drugs?
your car above the speed limit?
problems and issues?
with the police and Authorities?
yourself and others in danger?
personally and Nationally?
importance on material gain?
having Jesus and God in ones life?
An unhappy marriage?
And on and on and on?
has enough resources to feed everyone. Let not politics get
in the way of feeding everyone.
Africa, obviously - let’s feed them. Lets start becoming
'famine aware', lets create working strategies today, to feed
everyone the whole world over, Even in the rich countries. This
is not a new idea, but are we really at present addressing this
Jo...Public: How do we Feed Everyone, and what are we going
to do about this today!
for Disabled People:
I was in
a pub, and still their are no toilets for the disabled.
I know the
Building Regulations are addressing this.
your experience of Discrimination for disabled people, here
in Torquay, and England, and internationally?
to Jo...Public about this!
How do we
address this issue? Apparently many homeless go unnoticed by
cheap housing, here in Great Britain, and Nationally, and internationally.
we know that high rise buildings have failed us.
If we all
are fed, and housed, then there is going to be a population
explosion. Therefore we need to look and ask questions about
the future of mankind.
create much pollution etc.
look to the stars? What do you think? This is exciting, and
scary. Will the future look like the Star Wars films? With stations
in space. Let’s not talk about science fiction. Let’s
talk about the reality of the future of mankind possibly in
space, have we the courage.
going to come back on the last day of the world?
Even so, until Jesus does come back to the world on the last
day, until then maybe we should plan an uncertain future in
Please write to Jo … Public with your thoughts here.
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to you, God's Word to me.
moment we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts, Jesus speaks
to us, and reveals to us the secret mysteries, and mind of Christ.
Jesus, God - puts a vision before us. We may be blessed with
a vision of the Lord, and hold this vision of the Lord before
us. And God speaks into our spirit. God's spiritual, Life giving
that just fantastic!
can speak to us properly, and coherently, we first need to ask,
and receive Jesus into our lives. This we do by telling God
of our sin, and asking Jesus to come into our hearts and lives
and thanking Jesus for his gift of life to us on the cross,
and confessing that Jesus is the Son of God!
have received Jesus into our lives: Then the message of the
Bible begins to make sense. We then learn about and receive
God's free gift of Salvation and eternal life in Christ Jesus.
We can then
receive the free gifts of God, as revealed in the Holy Bible!
of : Salvation, eternal life with God, forgiveness of our sin,
freedom within the Holy Spirit, Healing, Victory, over all the
circumstances - in and around our lives, Protection, Power,
and blessings for the people we pray for - including our families,
partners and children.
Good Mental Health?
it is good mentally to be motivated by: Love, first of all.
to Love each other, and to Love ourselves, and I think, to Love,
Christ Jesus, and God Almighty.
that it is good mental health, to be honest, to be kind? To
share the love and the life of Christ Jesus, with each other.
To nurture and encourage each other, in the love and Life of
a positive mental attitude. To share our blessings with each
other. Blessings of: Health, time, knowledge, consideration,
experience, and faith in Jesus Christ and God.
should share our wealth with those less fortunate than ourselves?
To share our food, and resources, our money ... What do you
that in today’s developed world there should be no need
for people to go hungry, and unfed, and without a home. Surely
- this is true.
the world of people, why do we allow this to continue to happen.
many, many people are going hungry all over the world. What
can we, and what should we be doing about this. And what is
preventing us all over the world, of meeting our food requirements?
to Jo...Public. : And tell us what you think we should be doing?
for Disabled People:
is a human rights issue that we should all be treated with respect,
and be helped to be equal?
to: Jo...Public, about your thoughts and experiences here.
"Strength", Broadsides from Disabilities on the Arts,
by Paddy Masefield. Published by: Trentham Books.2006.
For The Homeless:
In this day there should be no need for people to be begging
on the streets. But people still do! Why?
struggling to get onto the housing market, to get a mortgage
for their first home. It is so expensive, people are on low
Housing, a human rights issue?
everyone entitled and should have somewhere to live - even if
they are not able to work for any and every reason? Both in
Great Britain, Nationally, and internationally, not least in
third world countries, and where there is poverty.
families stay together, unless they can live together?
is fed, and housed, then surely there is going to be a population
mankind have to start looking into outer space, to accept the
extra pollution? And even, will people need to start thinking
of emigrating to outer-space.
We are not
in a million years ready to start emigrating into outer space.
But, maybe we should start thinking about it. I am sure people
are thinking about this?!
you think? Please write to: Jo...Public, about your thoughts
the fantastic idea of having a National, space station, centre,
at, Exeter, in Devon? As a location? We do have a space centre
Aviation be a higher consideration in people’s thoughts,
than it is at present?
all be giving more thought than we presently do about mankind
looking into outer space?
to Jo...Public about your own thoughts about space aviation.
about holidays in space, what is the immediate opportunities
for us today to holiday in space?
Bless You: from Ken Harris, Torquay, Devon, England.
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name is Ken Harris. I am the: Founder, and Ad-Minister-ator,
Jo...Public. I launched Jo...Public Relations Paper on Friday
30th May 2008. The Launch, "Open Day", happened at
my home, in Torquay. It was attended by my friend: Angela J,
and my Jo...Public, secretary: Emma Parnell, and Melanie S.
We had a big celebration, with beer, and crisps etc. The Herald
Express journalist failed to appear. But the event happened,
We Launched: Jo...Public Relations Paper.
I intend to publish:
Jo...Public Relations Paper, on a Monthly basis. Beginning:
team, consists at present (October 2008)
Of: Myself: Ken Harris, and: Kevin Harry Lock, communications
consultant, Kevin does all my Website creation etc. And my P.A.
Secretary: Emma Parnell.
If you want to write
to: Jo...Public - then please address all correspondence to:
Ken Harris: Jo...Public:
care of: Cool House, 17, Morgan Avenue, Torquay, Devon, TQ2
My phone number is:
Ken: 07833 637950.
Salvation: this must
be the most important word in the Dictionary. Salvation: This
must be the most important word in the Bible?
life. Preservation of life. Deliverance from Death. Life, Truth
and Love, Light. Deliverance from harm.
Jesus - the way to
salvation. It is through Jesus - Jesus is the bringer of our
Salvation. Jesus saves us. Jesus is the way, the truth, and
I think that Aikido
martial Art promotes good mental health. Another name for Aikido
is: The Art of Peace.
The founder of Aikido,
his name is:
Ueshiba, lived in
You can learn about:
Morihei Ueshiba from a little book:
The Art Of Peace,
Morihei Ueshiba, translated by John Stevens. Shambhala Pocket
Classics, of Boston and London. ISBN: 0-87773-851-3. Price $6.95
I would like to talk
more about Aikido, and why I think it promotes good mental health,
in this edition and future editions of Jo...Public.
One major organization,
charity, that works for famine relief is:
Christian Aid. PO
Box 100, London, SE1 7RT.
Christian Aid produces
a magazine: CAN, Christian Aid News. Quarterly.
For Disabled People:
of: 50-52, Torwood Street, Torquay. Steps, which is managed
by: April Tims: They adapt toys, so that they may be more easily
used and accessible for: Disabled, children. And: Steps, hires
‘Free’, these toys out to the families of disabled
children. Steps opened its new office, at: 50 Torwood Street,
in September 2008.
Shop mobility, which
is next to the: Public Lending Library in: Torquay, they hire
out mobility scooters to disabled people, on a daily basis.
For The Homeless:
There are four million
children living below the poverty line in Great Britain. What
is the situation here Globally?
What should we be doing to address this issue? Please write
to Jo...Public with your thoughts here.
What do you think
about: Space Aviation?
Does man have a future
Should we send all our pollution out there into space?
Please write to:
Jo...Public, and share your thoughts!
May God Bless You:
From Ken Harris.
Tel: 07833 637950
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Other faiths may include:
It is nice
that we can all live alongside each other.
Executive's Directorate, Devon County Council, County Hall,
Exeter, EX2 4QD, telephone:01392 382260.
Have published and circulate a little booklet:
A Guide to the Worlds Major Religions.
I have found this booklet very informative and helpful.
We all need to be able to live together in this world.
I have written
novelette: Festival Lovers.
Lovers, themes includes the promotion of Christianity, and thoughts
about whether man may look to a future in outer-space. I want
to develop the Mental Health theme throughout the book also.
is one-hundred pages long. The latest edition is June, 2006.
I have with
Kevin Harry Lock, made a Jackanory style DVD, video production
of Festival Lovers, set at Torre-abbey Meadows, and in front
of the English Riviera Centre.
By my age
of forty-one, I hope to make the 'film' Festival Lovers. My
friend Angela,(Angie J) and Kevin Harry Lock, have agreed to
help me to make this film.
I want to
launch 'Festival Lovers', as a book and as a film onto the world
stage at my age of Forty-five - so thank you God, and Jesus,
I have hosted twelve, 'Christian Talk' meetings at the: English
Riviera international conference centre, in Torquay. At each
meeting we have had between nine and sixteen people attend.
From where I am standing I believe the meetings where successful.
2008-2009, these meetings are scheduled to take place once a
month. In the Jo...Public,
Volume Two, Issue One, I shall give you the dates of these meetings.
been holding 'Christian Talk' meetings on a weekly basis at
the Cool House, Number 17 Morgan Avenue, Torquay, at 2.00pm-3.00pm
on a Thursday afternoon for two years now. I hope these meetings
will continue. Again, we have between six and nine people attend
know that the average salary of a Consultant Psychiatrist, with
the NHS, today is £97,000 a year!
seems to be training to be a counselor these days - have you
South and West Devon Service user and carer network (mental
Workers: Janet Hooper and Pennie Evans.
NHS, St Michaels, Newton Abbot Hospital. 62 East Street, Newton
Abbot, Devon. TQ12 4PT
Tel: 01626 357372.
for Disabled People:
People can claim welfare benefits: Income Support, and Disability
Issue - £1.50.
The information in this: Jo...Public Paper, is as correct as
possible. But I apologize for anything that is incorrect information
here, and can not be held responsible for any incorrectness,
or out-of-date information. May God Bless You, Ken Harris: Tel:
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Jesus says: If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you
will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you …
passage from the Bible:
I am God, and there is no other, I am God, and there is none
like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient
times things that are not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall
stand, and I will do all my pleasure' … Isaiah 46:9-10
Indeed before the
day was, I am he; and there is no one who can deliver out of
my hand; I work, and who will reverse it? Isaiah 43
Mental Health national charities, for information and support,
and who you can donate your money to, include:
Granta House, 15 - 19 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 4BQ.
Tel: 020 8215 2243.
28 Castle Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1SS, Tel:
0845 456 0455.
Any Sponsorship to
cover production costs and creativity and printing etc…
will be gratefully received.
In the First Instance,
please contact Ken Harris,
Jo … Public,
the ‘Cool House’,
17 Morgan Avenue, Torquay, Devon. TQ2 5RR.
Thank you very much
and may God bless you, Amen.
for Disabled People:
for the Homeless:
May God Bless You: from: Ken Harris.
Note: Ken Harris was printing out Jo…Public business cards
in 1996 when he was 29 years old.
Jo Public is based
on an original idea that Ken Harris drafted in September 2005.
Book Edited, Compiled,
Produced and Printed by Kevin Harry Lock. Torquay, Devon, England
Copyright: Ken Harris