We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. Psalm 78:4
Many times I have thought about my blog and why I do it. I don’t have thousands of readers each week and I am certainly not doing it for the money. But there is a very good reason, and actually a couple of good reasons for doing so. If you’ve been around for a while you know that I took a long break from my weekly blog in December 2020. At that time I had planned on writing a book, and while that is still part of my plan, it’s in the back burner for now.
Writing a book was a much harder thing to do than I ever imagined. To begin with one of the after effects of my illness was serious memory issues. While my wife and I did document events of my illness there are still missing pieces that need to be filled in. It also requires dedication to the cause of writing and I found myself with too many distractions. I have written the core of the story but now need to fill in the details and hope that at some point I can get back to it.
So that explains my absence, but why did I come back to blogging again? Well for one I still feel that I have a story to tell and that began again when I shared my healing testimony at Silver Heights Church. I stood in front of a church of people who didn’t know me or my story and told them of my illness and miraculous recovery. I thanked them for their prayers and support when they didn’t know me. After the service I was thanked by so many people for sharing and felt I needed to continue to try to reach out to people and so I wanted to get back into writing my blog again.
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My story has been two-fold. I thought my story was about the incredible transformation that happened to me when I was sentenced to a year in jail in 2014. During my incarceration I gave my life to Jesus Christ and emerged from jail as a completely different person. You can read about that part of my life in My Story. I started to share this in my blog and by handing out and posting my business cards like the one below.
But in 2019 God showed me what he really wanted me to share, or at least I believe He did. It started slowly but suddenly I was in hospital with a rare illness called Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). If you’ve been reading my blog then you know that GBS is an autoimmune disorder that eats the outer coating off the nerves and cause the nerves to short-circuit. This means the messages from the brain don’t reach the intended destination. The end result for me was I was paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator.
But God had a plan. For me and through faith, prayer and determination I was able to make a pretty good recovery. I regained the feeling and movement in my body and can get around for the most part. I walk with a cane and can drive and I am able to work from home. All of these seemed unimaginable in 2019 when I was at the most intense part of my illness.
I would never have thought that such a recovery was possible, but God can do anything and He granted me healing. In doing so He also gave me a voice to bring my message of healing to people. I have presented my sermon of healing or My Testimony at a few churches already and have more planned. This is a very uplifting experience for myself and also for those that get to experience the story.
So why do I blog? Mainly because I feel I have a story to tell, but also to tell you that miracles still continue to occur. They are not just something that happened in the Bible, but also today. I never thought that I would be God’s vessel to share His message, but if that is His plan for me, then I will continue to embrace it.