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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....
WELCOME!!
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February 5, 2021 at 3:07pm
February 5, 2021 at 3:07pm
#1003712
What does a day off mean if you are working a double. I feel worn about 35 hours later. I still have at least one more day to round out the week. Yesterday was about volunteering to work only to find out that I was volunteering to wake people up and hang out 1 hour and fifteen minutes late. I will survive the month. I am just tired. I am not getting any younger.
February 4, 2021 at 7:59am
February 4, 2021 at 7:59am
#1003618
My body labors. How much more pain can I take? Yet it is healing slowly. I am remembering times of strength. I pray God can use me for as long as it takes. I am weary. God lift me up to trust the power of resurrection, the power of God in weakness. God's grace is sufficient when we are weak.
February 3, 2021 at 9:28am
February 3, 2021 at 9:28am
#1003549
I am down, trusting by God's grace I can rise from the dead. Retirement is hard work. I can not decide what is work and how it ends.
February 2, 2021 at 7:05am
February 2, 2021 at 7:05am
#1003470
I lost more than won yesterday, probably two thirds of the games. I did better toward the end and won one service game. My serve was hit or miss. I made some great shots. I did not get a good long in and yet it was close. I did not try any dink serves. I only tried one bender. It went in and yet we list the point. I have a lot to learn. Do I want to play again. My body aches will decide.
February 1, 2021 at 1:54pm
February 1, 2021 at 1:54pm
#1003417
Tennis anyone. I will find out tonight at 6 God willing. To play or not to play that is the question
January 31, 2021 at 11:26pm
January 31, 2021 at 11:26pm
#1003361
I have worked more than slept. I survived. Be with me God to see how I can be used to show others your love.
January 29, 2021 at 2:47pm
January 29, 2021 at 2:47pm
#1003188
Paid less than I thought I would get paid. Everything is headed back to minimum wage. I got as much as I hoped minus fifty or sixty. Reality will hit me in the butt. I pray that I can survive. I hit the 45:thousand dollar mark. I am weary of the struggle. There will be more on the way.

It is painful to see the little I made as a worker. I am a survivor. Without security and caregiving I would have nothing.
January 28, 2021 at 10:37pm
January 28, 2021 at 10:37pm
#1003135
It is fun to see Lakers lose, especially against Detroit a cellar dweller. I am going to survive today. I am not so sure about Saturday. One day at a time, getting ready for Cider Mill. Better late than never
January 27, 2021 at 11:28pm
January 27, 2021 at 11:28pm
#1003033
Praying tomorrow is a better day
January 26, 2021 at 4:50am
January 26, 2021 at 4:50am
#1002886
I can not sleep. Not a good sign. I pray God grants me wisdom to get thru it. I found out I only have twelve days off seems like very little to look forward to God give me strength.

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