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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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February 26, 2021 at 8:42am
February 26, 2021 at 8:42am
#1005298
I am watching charmed, tired, praying for peace. As I walked in a dream I relived the Covid struggle in my bout with emotional illness. Take care of yourself or we will take care of the destructive person we perceive you to be, except the dream was reality. It won't leave.
February 24, 2021 at 9:55pm
February 24, 2021 at 9:55pm
#1005226
Everyone is losing and it is starting to hurt terrible. God give me patience to get thru this. I am annoyed. What determines winning and losing comes from within. Plant the seed of resurrection and recreation that others might come to play and enjoy.
February 24, 2021 at 4:35am
February 24, 2021 at 4:35am
#1005167
Here I go again. It is a few hours of overtime. I am getting impatient with myself. I need to get ready for my next shift at three. I had three hours of sleep and will try to get three or four more God willing. What is it all about God? Help me to see the light. I am almost to fifty that I have never seen. Grant me wisdom to share your resource freely and in love.
February 23, 2021 at 6:11am
February 23, 2021 at 6:11am
#1005055
Be with me God. I get thru another day. I am annoyed. I have trouble understanding how I still work. God must be with me. All the hours at ministry in a treadmill of dysfunction. The system calling me to cut off and sacrifice self expecting little or nothing in return.
Here I am at the moment an identified patient deciding to use the system to profit rather letting myself be the reason others profit and I make little or nothing in the name of survival, so that others might know each breath taken is worth it because for a moment in eternity I am here.

The valuation is at hand. How is God seen by the little or much that I do in the name of the only one mattering, Jesus Christ
February 21, 2021 at 7:23am
February 21, 2021 at 7:23am
#1004912
Praying that sleep comes my way in time. Be with me Lord. I hope to get to church today. God help me sort out how I can best serve you. Help me to survive this pandemic which continues to oppress and depress me. Let me use what I learn to help others
February 20, 2021 at 4:30pm
February 20, 2021 at 4:30pm
#1004889
So glad to not need to work. Hopefully it will transfer to quality time to spend with others. Thank you God.
February 19, 2021 at 11:40am
February 19, 2021 at 11:40am
#1004809
Be with me God, I need your strength and wisdom to get thru today and everyday
February 17, 2021 at 12:17pm
February 17, 2021 at 12:17pm
#1004681
Be with me Lord in whatever happens today. May your presence be felt in a ki d and gentle way. Amen
February 16, 2021 at 4:26pm
February 16, 2021 at 4:26pm
#1004628
It is supposed to start today. I will believe it when I see it
God be with me. Helpe to be patient. I like the words social security. It must be governments way to keep me social. Some get a lot more to be social than others. I may not be as secure, at least I am not insecure, for lack of not being able to get rich with it
February 15, 2021 at 4:11am
February 15, 2021 at 4:11am
#1004512
Sleepless in Erie is the name of the game. Still need 3 hours then... What are my goals going forward. Time will tell.

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