About

If asked who I am, I would answer a child of God, being a disciple of Christ. That sums up my daily life, present and eternal identity, and world-view of life in general. It is also how I filter the constant information bombarding me daily from the world around me. I am in touch with this world but not a member of the word member. I am a sojourner traveling through a mystery, gathering pieces of a puzzle, and trying to organize those pieces into a semblance of orderliness.

I have observed how we are all broken in different places of the soul and need healing in those places. It is readily apparent we need each other to help put those pieces in a healthy order in an authentic way. So I will say plainly and succinctly: I have found that Christ Jesus is indeed, honestly The Answer. A fact that makes up the core of my being.

I was ordained a minister of the gospel of  Jesus Christ, and set apart to be a missionary to inner city America, particularly to the homeless and drug/alcohol addicted.

I’m early retired military (Army Airborne). And now retired from ministry as a pastor/teacher of the Bible, including full-time duties as a substance abuse counselor at a Christian faith-based inner city rehab and homeless shelter (which I simply refer to as The Mission–its original name). It was both the most challenging and most gratifying assignment I ever experienced. Preaching the Word of God to men who knew their lives had reached the bottom of the barrel, and watching them receive it, was more than gratifying; it was humbling.
 
When I wasn’t on my feet, I was on my knees, asking the Lord to give me His all in all that I needed and knew I couldn’t do alone by my own natural abilities. And He always gave me more than I asked to accomplish that which He bid me do. But it did keep me in prayer; in prayer, while walking, while eating, even while sleeping, I called out to Him. I’m convinced it is the only way I was able to last so long. I depended a massive amount on the conduit of faith from the Spirit of Jesus. Through prayer and practicing the presence of God continuously in my daily duties, and expanded it into my world-view at large.
 
I opened this blog to begin a process of assessing my years of being in the ministry of the gospel of Christ’s service and to wait on Him for the mystery to further unfold. Will my other calling be activities at His behest in this world or closer to His side in glory? Only the Lord knows. But whichever, I will answer His call with a joyful willing heart. Serving Jesus by His leading has been the most joyous experience in a long and abiding life which even death can not cut short. For that will only usher me through graduation home. I have always had a place in my heart but never experienced on this earth — home to eternity face-to-face with my Lord and Savior. His promise doesn’t end. Only the fulfillment of the beginning. It expands higher, more comprehensive, more profound, eternally in joyous service with the Savior. The possibilities are limitless.

Last updated – March 2018

15 thoughts on “About”

  1. May God continue to bless your ministry. Drug and alcohol addiction has destroyed more American men than war. It is a constant battle for recovery, and without God, most lose their own personal war.
    I’ve always felt that the church is losing our young men, to both addictions, well before they reach maturity. Perhaps this is your next calling? Catch them for Christ, BEFORE they get started on the devil’s path to hell. High school or perhaps even junior high? Thank you for following my blog.

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    1. Thank you, K.Q., and thank you for your timely suggestion. Yes, I agree that addiction is an ever-spreading plague in our society. One I believe that has a sure cure only through our Lord’s direct intervention on a personal level.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. G.W. it is so wonderful to find another sojourner on the same path. Though we have both been members of the WordPress Christian Community for years ~ I, since 2011~ it a blessing to find you here. Looking forward to sharing the truths of our heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord bless you as you continue to serve Him in this wilderness. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for those kind words, Frances. I so agree, it is very encouraging to find a fellow sojourner of the Lord here! And may the Lord bless you richly, also, as you continue to serve Him in the same field! 🙂

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  3. Wanted to let you know Brother, I posted your site on my Blogs I Follow Page. Hopefully others will be as inspired as I am. I also look forward to visiting your site more often!! God bless as you CONTINUE in service to the Lord and to us, your brothers and sisters!!

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  4. G.W., the “Writer’s Nook | Journal and Poems” you mentioned in About Me is not a link, and I can’t find that category, menu item or whatever, anywhere… I’m by nature curious and snoopy, so would like to read more about you, if available. Thanks for liking my Esther’s Petition post, by the way… have a blessed day. Bette Cox, Florence, SC. https://estherspetition.wordpress.com/ (Just one of the blogs I write.)

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