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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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September 14, 2021 at 4:36am
September 14, 2021 at 4:36am
#1017375
I am in the midst of sorting thru how to provide excellent care for my wife Sharon. The best lesson to learn is that I am not alone. God is providing helpers at every turn. I need only open my eyes and heart to see. I will need to recover my presence at writing.com if I am to survive. I am glad to be a part of something a lot bigger than me.
September 14, 2021 at 4:36am
September 14, 2021 at 4:36am
#1017374
I am in the midst of sorting thru how to provide excellent care for my wife Sharon. The best lesson to learn is that I am not alone. God is providing helpers at every turn. I need only open my eyes and heart to see. I will need to recover my presence at writing.com if I am to survive. I am glad to be a part of something a lot bigger than me.
September 14, 2021 at 4:36am
September 14, 2021 at 4:36am
#1017373
I am in the midst of sorting thru how to provide excellent care for my wife Sharon. The best lesson to learn is that I am not alone. God is providing helpers at every turn. I need only open my eyes and heart to see. I will need to recover my presence at writing.com if I am to survive. I am glad to be a part of something a lot bigger than me.
September 12, 2021 at 8:55am
September 12, 2021 at 8:55am
#1017284
I am not sure I have ever felt so down. At the moment I can not see how Sharon can take care of herself. Things have gone from bad to worse. Now I am faced with leaving work for a time and it does not feel good inside. I am not sure how much more I can take of not knowing what lies ahead.

Life is difficult. Sometimes all one needs to do is look around you. I see piles and piles of papers and mail. Much of it has little or no relevance. I have done nothing because Sharon likes to have control. Unfortunately the things she says reveal she has little or no control. I go to work and she feels useless. What do I do now. Continuing to work is clearly wrong. Until I can clean up a mess that includes months of laundry that has not been done I am only going to see things get worse.
September 10, 2021 at 3:26am
September 10, 2021 at 3:26am
#1017163
Two more days to week. Hard not to be sleepy.
September 8, 2021 at 10:41pm
September 8, 2021 at 10:41pm
#1017062
Short and feeling the pain. I thought I was getting away with something and just like that 6 and one half plus is gone. I was devastated. I will get closer to 1500. Get over yourself,!!
September 7, 2021 at 11:31pm
September 7, 2021 at 11:31pm
#1017007
Another day of work. Coming home to chaos. Praying I can wake up and it will all be a bad dream.
September 6, 2021 at 7:43am
September 6, 2021 at 7:43am
#1016873
Of all things to concern a person. My wife cries in the middle of the night is this a safe place to sleep. She has seizures twice. I pray she can feel more at peace as she cares for herself
September 4, 2021 at 7:36am
September 4, 2021 at 7:36am
#1016743
Fear grips me. Two people in the past, one with addiction and a story to feel bad about and the other a son who has been in jail taking money from an adopted mother. Should I feel suspicious that he is wanting to get to know her thru the addict, that is mother is vulnerable and I wounded in my own way. Help me God to discern truth from lies.
September 2, 2021 at 1:03am
September 2, 2021 at 1:03am
#1016566
Help me know God how to love others, my wife with your eyes. To you be the glory.

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