I was a minister in a non-denominational ministry that specialized in Biblical Research for 15 years. When the group imploded in the mid 1980’s, I along with many others were thrust into a state of confusion and re-evaluation of my life’s purpose and calling. I went through a period of unlearning and finally began the process of first healing and then growth.
After a number of years selling various things in a vain attempt to “make a living”, I determined that my reason for being on this earth had to go back to the original calling of God and not selling cars, books or dog supplies. Ignoring pleas from family and friends to “give up the religious stuff and get a real job”; I have attempted to stay true to my heart’s calling for the last 15 years.
In 1997 I started suffering major heart problems that included heart attacks and later bypass surgery and complications from that surgery. The years 1997-2002 were not pleasant and were filled with far more terrible days physically than days I felt well enough to do much of anything. Although I feel better now, I still face monumental physical challenges at times.
I was my mother’s official caregiver for a number of years until she passed away in 2006. I feel that my greatest learning in life came in devoting most of my energy and strength to helping one other person live her final years of life being well cared for instead of cooped up in a nursing home. As difficult as that stretch of time was due to mental and physical conditions; it taught me humility and how fulfilling selfless service to others really is.
For a season I traveled around the country trying to find help for victims of natural disasters. I started a group called “Heart 2 Heart Share” for the purpose of locating and distributing resources for other groups helping those in need. Although I don’t travel that much anymore ; I remain extremely interested in disaster relief and community outreach programs and seek to highlight them and continue to solicit resources for various groups I know God led me to back when I put 60,000 miles on my van in a year.
When I started having health problems again and when the funds ran out to travel, I decided the one thing I can do to be a blessing to others is to share my life, my thoughts and my research with others through blogs. Not only do I write this blog on Word Press, I also have a companion blog “spiritual food for thought” on Word Press for mostly spiritual posts . I try to share my heart as much as possible, especially on my heart2heart share site; for it is all I have to share.
I was a minister who received extensive training in Biblical studies and leadership back in the early 1970’s. I served in various positions within a ministry for 10 years. In the mid 1980’s, my life hit rock bottom including divorce and bankruptcy. In the twenty years since those dark days of despair and hopelessness, I have grown in wisdom and understanding concerning life and relationships. I have sought to better myself through independent research of many things I feel are wrongly covered by the media.
In a word, I consider myself an independent thinker, who only wants to see those who have been oppressed and abused in this life receive justice and help. I promote no one’s cause, including my own, and seek to deliver wisdom and insight through these posts. Although my opinions may be quite controversial at times, it is only because I refuse to “follow the leader” on matters. If I think something is not right, I will do all I can to find the facts and then the truth.
Above all else, I am a Christian and not ashamed to say it. I am not a fan of church or of the major denominations. I believe Christianity is way of life not a religion and that a Christian should give of the life he is blessed with and not hide his light for fear of offending others or of being ridiculed for being who he is. I seek only to glorify my God and serve my Lord and Savior in all I do. I seek nothing for myself and receive nothing for anything I do for others. God bless you and thanks for reading.