Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Jerry Shey Family

Satanic Stronghold

Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
9 November 2006

I believe it was late this summer when I had a dream, but I have waited till now to write it in my journal. In the dream I was with a woman whom I knew back in my parents’ hometown in Iowa. She was a year older than me in school. Her dad was a dentist and their family were friends with the Shey family. She looked at me and said that her dad hated my guts.

I believe I had this dream because a year ago I sent copies of my Dreams from the Lord and Journal to at least two or three people in my parents’ hometown back in Iowa. If those people read some or all of my Dreams, then they probably passed it around to some other people in town. If anybody reads Dreams, they will see that it does not flatter Jerry [D.J.] Shey or the Shey family [Shey Family Foundation]; it exposes some of the wickedness that I experienced in that family. Jerry Shey is an unsaved Catholic; the dentist in the preceding dream, who hated my guts, is an unsaved Catholic; that dentist’s older brother (Fr. Tom Nash) used to be a priest at my parents’ parish (St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church) back in the 1980s—I believe he died around ten years ago. 

When I was around twenty-two years old, I told that priest that my dad put me in a mental hospital (in Mason City, Iowa) and had me pay the bill [around $1200.00]. That priest smiled at me and laughed: he wasn’t going to rebuke my dad for stabbing me in the back. Time and time again—before he put me in that mental hospital—dad would tell me that they would help me when it came to my depression. According to the Shey family, helping me is putting me in an institution and having me pay the bill. Such generosity and integrity. My dad was one of the biggest donors to that parish (my dad is considered to be a wealthy and successful businessman). At least that priest wasn’t stupid: he wasn’t going to bite the hand that fed him. That priest was also big into peace and social justice issues; he didn’t like President Ronald Reagan or the military, either; I doubt very much if that priest had a relationship with Jesus Christ. In other words, that priest was absolutely worthless. Now he has his eternal reward.

Just for the record: I later, at the age of twenty-four and twenty-five, spent some time in two mental hospitals in Washington, D.C. and one mental hospital in Cherokee, Iowa. I didn’t pay all of those bills, but it did wipe out my hard-earned life savings [around $4000.00]. Jerry Shey later told me (August 1989) that he paid for all of the hospital bills. Jerry Shey is a thief and a liar: I can see why he was such a good friend with that dentist and that Catholic priest. Demons of a feather flock together.

[Back in 1978, 1979 and 1983, Jerry Shey took money out of my savings account and used it to pay for my college tuition.

From May of 1981 till February of 1982 I lived in Ireland.  I took my hard-earned money to fly to Ireland and live there:  I wrote a novella, worked on some farms and traveled around Ireland.  Jerry Shey took credit for paying for that trip.]

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"The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it.  Let it loose; it will defend itself."

--Augustine of Hippo


Luke 11: 11-12:  "If a son shall ask of bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?"

Ephesians 5: 11:  "Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them."  


II Samuel 12: 1-6:   "And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.   The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:   But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.*   And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.   And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:   And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity."

 “A beast can never be as cruel as a human being, so artistically, so picturesquely cruel.”

―from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Evil does in fact die
The Sermon

“The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.”

–Augustine of Hippo


  1. Have you forgiven these people for their hatred, apathy and unkindness, my friend? Especially your Dad? You were very hurt by so many back then.

  2. Yes, I have forgiven them. When I finally forgave them, there was such a powerful release in my spirit, such a burden lifted from my shoulders--it was such a relief. Forgiveness does not necessarily mean that there will be reconciliation. The Lord told me to sever all ties with the Shey family several years ago.

    "Who is my mother, my brother and my sister, but those who do the will of my Father in Heaven."

    What won't kill you will only make you stronger.

    "Principles of Forgiveness"

    Tim Shey

  3. Wow, you have guts! I would have been too scared that my father would have killed me, had I ever shared my experiences with him with the rest of his family.
    Much kudos to you, for being strong enough to make a clean break from your abusors!

  4. I told this pastor years ago what I went through with the Shey family and he told me that I was murdered by those people. My dad didn't kill my body, but he definitely murdered me intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

    I told this Vietnam Veteran the same story. He said he knew all kinds of Vietnam Vets who were in serious firefights in the jungle. He said that I had the exact same symptoms as they did. He told me that I was suffering from PTSD--which shocked me at the time. But as the years went by, I believe that what he said had some truth to it.

    I am grateful for the power of forgiveness. I am also very grateful that I don't have to be around those people (the Shey family) any more. Thank you, Jesus.

  5. Years ago--I think it was in 2001--that the Lord told me to rebuke my dad. In so many words, I told him that I was sick of the Jerry Shey Death Camp and that I was sick of the Jerry Shey Abortion Clinic. It was like rebuking a pile of rocks.

    The really sad thing is that so many people think he is such a good man because he gives so much money to their Catholic church. He has no integrity whatsoever.

  6. I had this dream last night:

    7 April 2012

    Last night I had a dream where I was riding in this car in Iowa. My friend was driving. We drove on this gravel road and stopped where this lane led to the Jerry Shey farm. I got out of the car and there was Jerry Shey. He walked up to me; he was very angry and annoyed about something.

    He said, “Mrs. Herman Kahn told me that I should tell you that I am sorry for what I did to you.”

    I walked up to him and he started to back pedal to the mailbox. I answered very forcefully, “Just imagine that I was you! And I put my son in mental hospitals, had him pay the bills and then tell him that I paid for those bills!”

    He got really bent out of shape and stood there totally shocked.

    I walked back to the car, got in and my friend drove off.

  7. Tim, very powerful post here. I'm sure you've only scratched the surface of the atrocities that took place in the Jerry Shey clan. Your father reminds me of the saying, "All of Satan's friends are portrayed his enemies and his enemies are portrayed as his friends. God truly lifted your out of a pit my brother. It is a miracle, a true act of God you survived dear brother. God bless you and now I understand why your writing is so "real" you don't read about things you speak from wisdom and true obedience to our Lord Jesus which means you carry your cross and you've died at the cross with our Lord Jesus. Amen. God bless

  8. I don't know which is worse: the Jerry Shey family or the blind idiots at the local Catholic church that propped up Jerry Shey and enabled him in his wickedness.

  9. Matthew 10: 34-39: "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foesshall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."

  10. Hi Tim,

    I don't know what hold the Catholic church has over its followers, but I have known people who were Catholic and they got out of the church because they did not like what they were hearing or seeing. My Dad has a friend who believes the Catholic church is a cult - he was once a devout Catholic. He is a born-again believer of Christ now and shares with others who are Catholic what he believes. He has changed some people's views over the years since he has left the church.

    Truly sorry to hear all the issues you have faced with your family - sometimes our families are not there for us. It is unfortunate the church was of no help to you, but money is the root of all evil and it unfortunately dictates to some people's hearts. I think there are a lot of churches that have fallen into this trap, not just the Catholic church.

    I am sorry you were institutionalized. Unfortunately we cannot pick our family members. Truly sorry that you are not close to your family and you do not have their support and love in your life. It is a tragic thing when things like that happen in our families - the one place where love, acceptance, and compassion should flow free and unfettered. Forgiveness is cleansing when you can forgive those who have hurt you. Some people think that by forgiving another they have to allow them back into their lives and I do not agree because some of those people are toxic for you and you are far better off to walk away from them. Life is too short to live with and around people who pull you down.

    I am sorry you had to be at the Cherokee facility. I have lived in Cherokee all my life. It is a beautiful old looking building on the outside, but it is dark and sometimes menacing looking on the inside depending on the light from the outside coming in the windows. It was probably quite a busy place when you stayed there in the early 80's, but it does not hold as many patients anymore due to managed health care and cuts to the mental health industry. Part of the facility (south end) is now used to house minimum security sex offenders and many of the other separate buildings are not used much anymore.

    My father listened to a doctor when I was a young child in the late 60's who told him my mother needed to be admitted to the Cherokee facility. At that time she had had us three kids within years of each other and I truly feel she probably had postpartum depression, but back at that time there was not a lot of knowledge about that and so most were treated as if they were a mental head case. Anyway, long story short, since I have taken up enough of your time, my father listened to this doctor who told him my mother needed to be admitted. He did not know what else to do - their family doctor had no ideas on what to do for her, so he agreed to admit her for 1 month. My mother struggles with this yet to this day - she feels a betrayal from my father. I truly do not believe my father did it to be mean or evil towards her - there were no outpatient clinics like there are today where she could have gone and talked to someone, their minister did not offer to listen to her, etc. She was mainly depressed with the load of 3 young children to care for and she was exhausted and probably did experience the postpartum depression that is so commonly heard about today. I think it was a doctor pressuring my father to admit her and he felt there were no other options at the time. Unfortunately with some people depression still holds a huge stigma in their minds and honestly I don't believe it should be considered a mental illness. Anyone can become depressed and much of that stems from their circumstances they are living and dealing with.

    I pray God blesses you with people in your life who uplift, encourage, show compassion and understanding, and are a refuge from the outside world!

  11. Lorlyn: I have met Christians in the Catholic Church. I don't dwell on what man-made institution someone is associated with, but I do emphasize that people need a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Depression is demonic bondage. My faith healed me of this bondage back in 1986---but the Shey family has never acknowledged this---so they must still think I am mentally ill to this day. I have also been delivered of hundreds of demons over the years---sadly many Christian church organizations don't believe that a Christian can have a demon in them. It was a real blessing when the Lord told me to quit going to church on Sunday back in 1991. My life has to stand for something.

    I don't have a family or a church organization, but I do have my heavenly Father and I do meet Christian brothers and sisters on the road. What else or who else do I need? My life is very blessed and I am very grateful to the Lord.

    I am also very grateful that the Lord Jesus Christ is not a Christian church organization.

  12. Tim: I am sorry I did not know you replied to this back in February, sorry about that. I will click on "Notify me" this time. I have known Christians who attend Catholic churches also - my dad has a friend who used to be a staunch Catholic, but then he found the Lord and he has since left the church and has nothing good to say about the institution. He also tries to share with other Catholics his faith in God and what is wrong with the Catholic church.

    I believe that anything that brings you down is from Satan.

    Our Christian churches are more like clubs today and they are very clique! They also are too formal and ritualistic to the point that they have lost their purpose in this world. Sure many of them preach the Gospel to a point, but many around here are not preaching about the end times and making people aware of the signs to look for and when my father asked his pastor why he does not preach about it, he stated to him that it is too controversial. What about Jesus is not controversial, but are we not called as Christians to share anyway and not be afraid of what man will think?! This is troubling to me because the world is full of evil and I believe people need to know how to overcome the evil in this world - to me that is vital to getting through this life on earth. And personally I want to know what is coming or about the signs to be watching for.

    Yes, a relationship with Christ is of utmost importance, not their denomination. Sometimes I wonder if denominations were not the handiwork of the devil himself.

    With all the problems I faced a few years ago in the church where my family is still a member, I have not been back to church. I don't miss the drama, the hoops one feels they have to jump through, the rituals and ruts, and the judgmental opinions of others who choose to believe one-sided stories. What hurts is when a friend is the carrier of false stories and that others in the church believed only her side. What is so tragically sad is that people like to believe the worst about another despite all that they know about the person that is good - it is like it over shadows and removes all the positive things about the other person from their minds! I believe Satan is at work in that church and since I left they have very few coming to church there now.

    I now watch Charles Stanley on Sunday mornings and Jack Van Impe for end times news and I read a lot, but outside my family, I do not have fellowship with other Christians like I used to and I miss that.

    I doubt Christian churches/believers really believe miracles can still happen today either - that was in Bible times - Jesus isn't here anymore to perform them, so it is not possible, as is being possessed with demons. What little faith. I believe with God, just as His Word states, anything is possible!

    Good to know you have fellowship with others along the paths you take - praying God keeps you safe and that your life will continue to touch others for Him.