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Rated: E · Book · Emotional · #2093535
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....
WELCOME!!
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December 8, 2022 at 9:59pm
December 8, 2022 at 9:59pm
#1041591
One more day and I am tired. I will work a double. I pray for strength and humility. What else is there to want for?
December 6, 2022 at 6:26am
December 6, 2022 at 6:26am
#1041454
4days. I am tired thinking of it. God give me strength.
December 5, 2022 at 7:10am
December 5, 2022 at 7:10am
#1041411
Wake up call means more work ahead. What is it that gets me into the eye of the storm day after day. Is it really worth the effort? I know there will people that disagree with me. Some people may even wish I might cease to exist. I wake up to find out what is worth living for. Pray I am not disappointed.
December 4, 2022 at 3:21pm
December 4, 2022 at 3:21pm
#1041385
I will work five mornings in five days. It should be interesting. I also have books unread. And today the dishwasher doesn't work. I am past frustrated. So now we wait to see how insanity takes over. It is no fun all of a sudden I do my best to get thru day.
December 2, 2022 at 8:32am
December 2, 2022 at 8:32am
#1041238
It was more fun when I had 100 thousand. Now I wait and look at continuing to work. Be with me God.
December 1, 2022 at 8:06pm
December 1, 2022 at 8:06pm
#1041223
Thanks, I am grateful for the advent of another month. Help me to be strong, to be your caring presence to the persons I serve. Thank you for life. It is the birth of a baby and willingness to come back to life for you.
November 30, 2022 at 6:00am
November 30, 2022 at 6:00am
#1041160
I am tired of all the complaining. At what time do we put away the complaints and affirm and love to people for what God created them to be.
November 29, 2022 at 10:14am
November 29, 2022 at 10:14am
#1041136
I made it to one million steps.i am a bit burnt out by the idea of all the steps I have taken. I still have at least 8 miles to smash my record. I am just not motivated. Finances are ok. I am put in a position of starting over. God give me strength.
November 24, 2022 at 7:55pm
November 24, 2022 at 7:55pm
#1040997
Thankful. for another day
I am blessed.
November 16, 2022 at 7:28am
November 16, 2022 at 7:28am
#1040710
Off I go to another workshop on how to be safe. It ought to be interesting. Then I have a couple days to recover before I work 3 days. Good luck to that! If God is for me who can be against me and today I will look at the annuity stuff. Yes I am tired. Keep the calendar in front of me . Three other issues: I'd for Sharon, schedule mammogram and river of life. I don't know about the magic jack. Oh well live and learn.

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