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One man's journey to find the way home
          I am an American Baptist ordained minister. I began my life journey in Massachusetts, where I was called to help people understand what it meant to know a loving God. The call came during a time when I was wrestling with how to help my brother Kurt, who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia during my high school years. I was a new Christian by my senior year following trying to understand what it meant for me to care about a person like my brother who others tended to stay away from.
          After twenty three years in Massachusetts, God sent me to the land of Kansas City where I spent about 35 years of my life. I was a pastor, a resident chaplain, a supervisor in training and most recently a caregiver and security. Everything I have done vocationally has been with God in mind. That does not mean that I am totally comfortable with all the movings of the Spirit.
          I am now in Erie where I do not know very many people. I came here because of my wife. She is from Erie and coming here was the right thing to do. It just plain made sense. My kids had grown up. I did not like Kansas city in terms of climate and was looking forward to a change. I had become very frustrated vocationally and longed to come to Erie to get a second opinion, because I honestly believed that was what God had wanted for me. I left behind kids and grandkids who I loved!!!! I had two jobs that I enjoyed. They were both very appreciative of my skills and I was making more money with the two jobs than I ever had. I heard more than once. ARE YOU CRAZY?
          Well I can only say that I am in love with God's leading. I am starting all over again. It has not been easy. Maybe some of you can offer me some words of support. I am lonely despite the fact my wife is with me. She battles depression and has two siblings that are having similar battles. When it is all said I am in a depressed community with a depressed wife and her family. So I begin the conversation....
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May 7, 2021 at 8:34am
May 7, 2021 at 8:34am
Sleep deprived, I need to hope for sleep and refreshing. Thank you God for another day
May 2, 2021 at 4:51pm
May 2, 2021 at 4:51pm
I get a day off before four days of working like crazy. I pray for strength that could only come from God. I did not make as much money. Fighting to be relevant today and going forward.
April 30, 2021 at 7:47am
April 30, 2021 at 7:47am
Now to worry about all the people to take advantage. God give me strength to be the person you would have me to be.
April 29, 2021 at 8:21am
April 29, 2021 at 8:21am
Tired tired and more tired. I need to find rest in the God who created me for a purpose.
April 27, 2021 at 3:36am
April 27, 2021 at 3:36am
50000 gift points to go. Anybody want to give me a few. Need them by May 15 the so I can renew.
April 23, 2021 at 8:25am
April 23, 2021 at 8:25am
Dog tired just trying to sort out if and buts. I am wondering about hotel and then airline.nit feels frustrating a bottomless pit and then my writing membership can end. I am just tired. I may need another day of rest.
April 17, 2021 at 3:31pm
April 17, 2021 at 3:31pm
I am ready God. Move me as you see fit to share your love and grace. Where do you want me next. Be with me that I might enter your good graces.
April 14, 2021 at 12:11pm
April 14, 2021 at 12:11pm
On vacation. I am glad that I am with family. I am not writing all that much. One day at a time.
April 10, 2021 at 5:06am
April 10, 2021 at 5:06am
I guess I am getting there, even if it seems like an eternity away. I guess all things cost money and are worth chasing. I fear this vacation will suckthe wind from me
April 8, 2021 at 8:19am
April 8, 2021 at 8:19am
Every day extend your membership. I hope to be close to 100 by months end. God willing I stay my writers course.

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