Hello friends and family. I hope this evening finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to explain a few things regarding the post I wrote on 1-6-19 regarding the 7 year anniversary of my Celiac diagnosis. I have heard from many of you on the comments and privately through my blog contact page. Thank you all for caring and reaching out! Many of you have expressed concern for me. Please know that I would never hurt myself. I would never do that to my wife, my kids, or my parents. I know it must be shocking to hear someone speak so openly, but that is how I am. Those that have been reading my blog for awhile know that I speak the truth boldly and I don’t back down. They also know that I love Jesus with all my heart.
I want you all to know that I care about each one of you as fellow human beings and I appreciate and value what you have to say regarding my writing. You are my brothers and sisters and I am encouraged to know you all! I know I can be rough around the edges sometimes. Look, I’m from Denver. I grew up in Littleton just a few miles southwest of the city. I had tough friends and we went to a tough school. Some of our friends were gang members. I had to learn to become a fighter even though I hate fighting. Then I ended up going to High School 35 miles west of Chicago and I encountered more fighting. I grew up playing competitive sports and I’ve taken a few shots to the noggin while snowboarding. Growing up like that toughens you up.
I’m not a pastor. I’m not out here leading a church or shepherding folks. I am just a guy who loves Jesus and I preach His Gospel because of what He did in my life. Call me an evangelist if you like, but I’m just a normal every day guy whose had a very strange supernatural life, so I preach for Jesus. He is the One who set me and my family free from evil and He saved my soul. I will always follow Him. I love you Lord!
If you are new to my blog, please know that I preach the truth here. Although I appreciate all of the friends I have made through blogging, I don’t write for people to like me. I write the truth, and sometimes people are not going to like that. Truth is hard to hear sometimes, but it is always better than lies. Those who know me know that sometimes I ask hard questions and sometimes I wrestle with God a bit. Maybe it’s from growing up with friends that punched and wrestled each other for fun, or maybe it’s just a deeply inquisitive mind, but whatever it is I definitely wrestle Him at times. I approach God with freedom and confidence like He invites us to do. He already knows my heart. I’m not ever going to hide it from Him. I give it to Him raw and open and I allow my readers to witness it. I won’t ever hide the truth I know I need to speak. The Holy Spirit inside me wouldn’t allow that anyway!
So, sometimes what you read on my blog might be raw and hard to read. Most everybody has been supportive when I write like that, but some have been judgmental. Again, I write the truth on my blog and I will always be true to myself and I’m not going to be changing that. If you ever find yourself having a hard time with one of my writings and you want to leave my blog, that’s okay. No hard feelings. Just know that I love Jesus Christ with all my heart. He is my Lord and Savior and I submit to Him because He is King of kings and Lord of lords and He is Lord of my life. I am not ashamed of Jesus and I will be serving Him for the rest of my life and for all eternity. Amen!
The Lord drafted me into the spiritual war when I was 18 and my faith has been tried and tested many times and every time the Lord has made me victorious. I am one of His soldiers and He always lifts me up again! Remember, I’m not ever going to be a phony or be all polished up. The Lord has used me for things like street ministry on Colfax in downtown Denver and casting out demons. He has done amazing miracles in my life and I have a lot of phenomenal memories of what God has done since I started following Him in October of 1996. His grace is sufficient for me and I trust Him! I have no reason not to trust Him. He has moved in power in my life time and time again! I will never forget those angels or what He did for me when I stopped breathing!
That is my verse for the whole year by the way. 2 Corinthians 12:9. I need to get back right and just refocus on Jesus. He is the sole reason for this blog and I will continue to preach His message of salvation by grace through faith in Him. Jesus is Lord!
Grace and peace to you all! Thanks for sticking with me and thank you for your prayers!
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9