This is a heavy subject, but lots of subjects on this website are heavy. I have thought long and hard about how to approach sharing this information
in the best way to the wide range of users of the site. Ultimately there are so many differing people and experiences that it seems nigh on impossible
to do so. But I have learned over the years to just be upfront, honest, sincere, and speak from what you know and believe to be truth. That is what
I'm doing here.
Back a long time ago I used to frequent several sites, including this one, I tried to remember the name I used back then, and just can't remember, and
have good discussions with people about current events, the way the world is headed, etc. Then I fell on hard times, everyone reading this can relate,
I have no doubt. I lost my health, then lost my job because of it, then lost my house because of that, lost my family (for awhile). I feel into a deep
depression and then feel into drinking and it took a hold of my life for a good five years. There were nights I would give into crazy talk, and days I
couldn't remember. I have been clean now for a year. And am coming to my senses in a lot of things. Over this past year I have made drastic changes in
It started one night when I was brought home and deposited at my door by the local police who knew me. Told me to sleep* it off. I guess I was walking
down the street too drunk to keep on my feet. The next day I awoke, not knowing what happened until the neighbors told me about the police lights
waking them up and seeing the police dropping me off. Told me to stop drinking. I was so ashamed of myself. I broke down in tears and cried for hours
probably and started to pray, something I hadn't done in a long time. I prayed so many things one thing I said was: Do you still love me? I knew I
strayed far and knew I had a long way to go to come home.
The next morning there was a knock on the door. The local circuit overseer of the congregation was visiting that week when I opened the door he said
that they had dropped by to see how I was doing. And said, we're not here of our own initiative, but because Jehovah loves you.
This was the beginning of the change in me.
Started working out, lost all the weight I had gained from over-drinking, living a sedentary lifestyle. I've moved to the beach and like taking walks
with my wife along the beach in the mornings and evenings. I like weight-lifting at home.
More than that I got back into studying. Reading the Bible, watching videos, and returning to meetings I had forsaken for a long time. I am a new me.
The old me, just new again. I am not taking for granted the life I have and how wonderful it is and the knowledge I have of what is about to come upon
mankind and the hope of a beautiful future!
I was originally going to make a thread dealing with that here, but seeing as I went so long into my personal story thought it better to leave it off
here. And will start up another thread on what I originally wanted to discuss. The title of this thread was originally "The Revealing."
I am sure a moderator will move this to the proper forum. As it no longer belongs in this one. Anywho...that is a short bio of me probably could go
into the introductions section.
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