I've been silent for far to long. Been dealing with a lot of personal, family, financial, fellowship (many and various), employment and residency issues. Since 2009 my family and I have experienced the lost of most all our family/home possessions, various family members and friends have passed away or we've lost contact. We have moved 4 times in 4 years, changing residence (4), jobs (to many to count between my wife and I), and schools (for my wife, daughter and I). We've lost, spent, and seemly wasted so much money that its incalculable.
We praise God for those family and friends who have stood by our side! Through these hard times if it were not for them, near and far, in the free world and those behind prison walls, in the North, South, East and West, some on social media, many old friends and some new ones we would have surely perished financially and been homeless, hungry and destitute. God is good, and He blessed us with these precious saints, family and friends over the years unbeknownst to us that would be there through the storm and the rain.
The ministry has suffered too. I virtually stop teaching and preaching for well over a year. In latter part of 2012 I preached/taught at a church in Georgia about 3 times and since moving to Texas my family and I haven't attended one church service, Bible study, etc. I've been involved in two online/conference call Bible stduies, but generally Sunday is spent at home with family. To be quite frank, I don't miss church and all of the religious hoopla and hypocrisy.
I say, a New Beginning, but by no means am I saying we are out of the woods yet. Beginning October 1 I will be doing the radio broadcast again on Blog Talk Radio. Because of how I work I will have to get up at 2:30 A.M. to do a 3 A.M. show, then prepare for work. I'm up most nights anyway; can't sleep. I have became a volunteer in the Texas prison system also; prison ministry is a passion I thank God I receieved and still have. This blog post is my first in a very long time, but hopefully this will pick up too.
Pray for this old preacher!
So, here's to a New Beginning!