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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, 2020 at 3:58am
December 8, 2020 at 3:58am
#999852
I hope to have priorities. I pray I will mail my cards pronto. I hope to get addresses soon enough. It was a cryptic day. I get a call from sis I could get some money and yet not till after Christmas. I am worn out with expectations
Goals for day:
1. Get ready for virtual party sooner than later.
2. Write something
3. Call the 401k place
4. Walk and walk
5 take care of wife
6. Look in storage, organize or get stuff out
7. Dentist?
8. How do I get to airport problem solve
9 Christmas cards gift for grand kids
10. Take wife out to eat if she is up to it.
11. Call Dr. Or text
12 exercises and soak feet


December 6, 2020 at 2:07pm
December 6, 2020 at 2:07pm
#999759
Hard to believe, I am nearly thru a year with eight more days of off days. I have made the quota already. I may settle for the paltry amount of 1500. I am tired God give me strength.
December 3, 2020 at 4:36am
December 3, 2020 at 4:36am
#999567
2 and one half hours. I am so tired. God give me strength.
November 30, 2020 at 10:26pm
November 30, 2020 at 10:26pm
#999431
How to retrieve my soul. In the midst of opportunity to work. I am faced with 35, 00 0 to end november. I will see. I am finishing November. 2 more weeks. Love the one you're with.
November 28, 2020 at 2:49pm
November 28, 2020 at 2:49pm
#999285
Another day. It feels closer😀. I am tired though more than sleepy. Need shower and major med push to finish with help!!
November 27, 2020 at 12:48pm
November 27, 2020 at 12:48pm
#999213
I am feeling the gravity. I now have six days till a day off. Today should be okay. In sixteen days the year ends and I have eight or nine days left, which seems like nothing. I am tired. I feel frustrated about maybe needing a two week quarantine after a four day visit. It seems ridiculous. One day at a time. Maybe two weeks would not be that bad. I am past caring!!
November 25, 2020 at 4:39am
November 25, 2020 at 4:39am
#999082
Getting there. It is hard to believe this day is about over. I still am not happy about all the money spent in November. There is way too much, around 4000 dollars. I am glad to enter December. Hopefully it will get better.
November 24, 2020 at 4:42pm
November 24, 2020 at 4:42pm
#999044
I am faced with working like it or not. It puts a tough taste in my mouth. The bigger problem is I can not afford medicare out of the gate. I need to hang in there. God will provide. I get the feeling I made a mistake along the way. I need to slow down and smell the roses. Any other approach is bound to kill me. I work tonight. I will need a nap at about 5 pm or so. God grant me strength. Help me to remember you will always be there for me.
November 23, 2020 at 1:05pm
November 23, 2020 at 1:05pm
#998962
I hope to get thru another day. It will be a challenge. It is only a four day week but seems worse. Give me patience Lord. I have seen enough. I wait to hear from ssa. It seems like forever. Give me patience
November 22, 2020 at 9:39am
November 22, 2020 at 9:39am
#998883
I wrestle with where church leads me. I grow tired. Is there really a church out there that cares. God please grant me strength and wisdom in the says ahead.

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