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INTERVENTION

    • 166 posts
    December 23, 2022 10:48 PM EST

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

                                                 D YOU WERE SERIOUSLY LUCKY  

     

    I WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE TO DO SOME TROUBLESHOOTING/DISCLAIMER. IDK IF YOU READ ONE OF MY EARLIER EXPERIENCES BUT IT HAD TO DO WITH MY PAST LIFE STYLE. AS A REMINDER I DO NOT CONDONE MY PAST TRANSGRESSIONS, A BIG PART OF MY LIFE WAS PRETTY DEEP INTO THE DRUG LIFE. I KNOW GOD DOES NOT LIKE IT AT ALL! THAT SAID MANY OF MY EXPERIENCES GOD STILL SHOWED UP TO KEEP ME ALIVE OR SERIOUSLY PHYSICALLY I WOULD NOT OF HAD ANY TYPE OF NORMAL LIFE. LASTLY ESPECIALLY FOR ANY ONE UNDER 25. DO NOT THINK THAT I MADE IT OUT AND SEEM TO HAVE IT TOGETHER,THAT IF YOU DID THESE THINGS IT COULD BE MUCH WORSE FOR YOU. DO NOT DO WHAT I DID!  
     

    SO YOU PROBABLY FIGURED IT OUT BY KNOW THIS WILL HAVE TO DO WITH MY DARKER DAYS. I NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD COMPLETELY WHY I DID NOT DIE SO MANY TIMES WHILE PLAYING THEN BECOMING CONSUMED IN IT. THIS HAPPENED FIVE OR SIX YEARS AFTER WE HAD A NETWORK CONTROLLING MOST EVERYTHING COMING INTO OUR COUNTY. I HAD DISCOVERED ACTUALLY I FIGURED HOW TO MAKE FREE-BASE. I WILL NOT GO INTO DETAILS OF THE WHATS AND HOWS. THIS WAS MY CLOSE CALL. YOU HAVE TO HAVE SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT TO SMOKE THIS DRUG. THE OTHER THING THAT MAKES THIS SO DANGEROUS. THE FIRST TIME/HIT THIS YOU ARE ADDICTED WITH INSTANTLY. SECOND IT WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE FOR A LONG TIME AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE DRUG. MY WIFE AND I AT THE TIME WERE NOT TOGETHER. SO GUESS WHAT I DO. YES SIR CALLED MY OLD ROOM MATES AND TURNED THE PLACE AS A SIMI FRAT HOUSE MENTALITY. WE DECIDED TO HAVE WHAT ELSE A PARTY. I WAS LAID OFF AS I WORKED GOLF COURSE AND DID NOT WORK AFTER DECEMBER. THE STAGE IS SET EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN HiIS PYREX PIPE WITH A FEW IN THE FREEZER TO SWITCH THEM OUT QUICKLY. THE FIRST FEW DAYS WENT BY LIKE A BLINK. MY MONDAY EVENING THERE WERE ONLY THREE OF US STILL AWAKE OR STILL THERE. WE WERE ALL HANGING OUT IN MY REC ROOM. I SAT ON BY SMALL BED ALL THE TIME BECAUSE I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO UNDERSTOOD THE HEAT TO PIPE HENCE THE MATERIAL GOING TO GAS. THE ONLY TIME I WOULD GET UP WAS TO STOP OFF IN THE BATHROOM TO FRESHEN UP THEN GO TO THE KITCHEN TO COOK THE MATERIALS TO MAKE THE DRUG WE WERE USING. BY WEDNESDAY I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD NOT SLEPT. I THINK THIS WAS DAY FIVE SINCE I LAST SLEPT. HOWEVER MY BOYS ALL WORKED DIFFERENT SHIFTS SO THEY SEEMED TO AT LEAST ONE HANGING OUT. EVEN THEY FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT THAT I SHOULD TRY AND SLEEP. FRIDAY NO ONE STOPPED BY. 

    THAT EVENING MY DAD CALLED AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO GO TO BREAKFAST SATURDAY MORNING AROUND 11:00am I HAD NOT SEEN HI IN A FEW MONTHS SO OF COURSE MY ANSWER WAS YES. I KNEW IF I LAID DOWN I WOULD NEVER GET UP AT 11. I THOUGHT TO SELF. SELF WHAT CAN WE DO TO STAY AWAKE. SELF KEEP PARTING. THE PROBLEM WAS EACH HIT NOW ONLY KEPT ME AWAKE FOR FIVE MAYBE TEN MINUTES. I MADE IT TO THE MORNING AND GOT READY TO GO BACK HOME. IT WAS COLD THAT HELPED KEEP ME AWAKE. HOWEVER I CANT GET HIGH NOW AND ITS A HALF HOUR THERE. MY DOG LUCKY JUMPED IN WITH ME. DOGS DO SENCE THINGS WE DON’T. ANYWAY SEVERAL TIMES I FELL ASLEEP BUT THEN LUCKY WOULD BARK OR LICK MY FACE. SOMEHOW WE DID GET THERE. I WAS A RECK AND DAD NOTICED THAT WHEN I WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR. HE IMMEDIATELY GIT UP AND WE WENT IN HIS CAR NOT MY TRUCK TO DRIVE TO BREAKFAST. I REMEMBER ORDERING TWO OVER EASY HASH BROWNS TOAST. MY CONVERSATION WITH DAD. I HAVE.NO IDEA. NEXT THING I KNOW WE ARE HOME AND I CAN SEE DAD WAS EXTREMELY UPSET NOT ANGRY PROBABLY WORRIED. HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT DRUGS SO HE NEVER KNEW HOW BAD OF SHAPE I WAS. LUCKY N I JUMPED INTO THE TRUCK. ROLLED BOTH WINDOWS DOWN AND TAKE OFF FOR MY PLACE. I DID NOD OFF FEW TIMES BUT DID GET HOME SAFELY. IT WAS 1:00pm EVERY SATURDAY THE WRESTLING OUT OF NY WAS COMING ON. I GOT THE BED ALL SET UP TV ON AND NOW I COULD START PARTYING AGAIN. THE BODY IS A STRAGE THING CAPABLE OF MANY EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. BUT WHEN IT SAYS ITS CLOSING DOWN THERES NOTHING YOU CAN DO EVEN ARTIFICIALLY. I WAS LAYING IN BED ALL COVERD UP WITH MY TRAY ON BY STOMACH AREA. I TOOK A HIT AND KINDA GOT A LITTLE MORE ALEART. I LOADED MY NEXT HIT….. HEY D YOU ALWAYS SLEEP WITH A LITE TORCH IN YOUR HAND? I WOKE UP TO THE VOICE OF GERRY ASKING THE QUESTION. SOME HOW I DID NOT JUMP UP. I JUST OPENED MY EYES LIKE I WAS NOT SLEEPING. I NOTICED THAT I DID HAVE THE LITE TORCH IN MY RIGHT HAND AND MY PIPE IN THE OTHER. I LOOKED AT THE PIPE AND IT STILL HAD MY SECOND HIT IN IT. THEN GERRY STARTS LAUGHING AS I TAKE THE SECOND HIT. GERRY ASKS HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AWAKE. I TOLD HIM 8 DAYS STILL LAUGHING HE ASKS HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ASLEEP. I TOLD HIM MAYBE FIVE MINUTES I AM WATCHING WRESTLING.  THEN GERRY SAYS D YOU ARE SERIOUSLY LUCKY ITS 5pm. YOU HAVE BEEN SLEEPING FOR FOUR HOURS WITH A TOTCH LITE. I LAUGHED IT OFF BUT I KNEW THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE AS I ALWAYS TOSS N TURN WHILE I SLEEP. I THOUGHT MAYBE THAT WAS GOD BUT THEN I ASK WHY WOULD HE INTERVENE ON THIS LOST SHEEP. IT WAS YEARS MANY YEARS BEFORE I LOOKED AND REALIZED IT WAS GOD. WHY I CAN ONLY SAY THAT FROM THREE OR FOUR I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN APOSTLE OF JESUS. THEN WHEN I DID RECEIVE HIM AS MY SAVIOR I ASKED HIM WHAT HE WANTED ME TO BE. HE TOLD ME YOU WILL BE A PASTOR. MAYBE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES GODS CALLING TRUMPS AT LESST MY BAD BEHAVIOR I CAN ONLY SAY THAT ALL THAT TIME WASTED GAVE ME THE MENTALITY TO SEEK MORE N MORE TYPES OF MINISTRY’S TRY TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME. OF COURSE YOU CAN’T BUT IT WAS MY MOTIVATION UNTIL I SURRENDERED TO THE LORD AND HIS INSPIRATION WORKED SO MUCH BETTER. I HAVE BEEN SO BLEST TO SEE SO MANY THINGS AND HAVE BEEN SO MANY PLACES TOUCHED THOUSANDS OF LIVES. SO LOOKING BACK IT SEEMS CLEAR THAT WAS ONE OF TO MANY TIMES THE LORD BAILED ME OUT. IT SHOWS HOW FAR HEWILL GO FOR THAT LOST SHEEP AND HOW LONG HE WILL WAIT FOR THAT SHEEP TO CRY FOR HELP JUST TO BRING IT BACK TO THE FOLD. HE WAITED ON ME FOR TWENTY YEARS 12 OF THEM IN THIS DARKNESS. 

    THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING JUDGMENTAL BUT RATHER LOVING CARING KINDNESS YOU OFFER UP TO ME. YOU BLESS ME MORE THEN YOU KNOW. IDK WHEN ILL BE BACK. HOPEFULLY JANET OR LYNN WILL BE BACK SOON. UNTIL THEN GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 166 posts
    December 24, 2022 3:45 PM EST

                                                            INTERVENTION 

     

                                                            NO NOT TODAY 

     

    THIS IS A BIT QUICKER THEN PLANNED. I’D HAD PLANNED ON COMING BACK AFTER CHRISTMAS. SO TODAY THE LORD INTERVENED AND THROUGH THAT HE DIRECTED MY THOUGHTS TO AN INTERVENTION. MUCH OF THIS IS ALMOST A TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE, TEACHERS NOR LIBERIANS EVER WANT YOU TO JUMP TO THE END OF A BOOK /STORY. 

    HOWEVER THAT IS KINDA WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN SEE THE IRONY ALONG SIDE GOD WORKING IN THE PAST N PRESENT MOMENT. I AM GOING TO TAKE YOU ALL TO THE END OF MY DRUG USE/DARK SIDE. I SAT HERE TODAY THINKING ABOUT THE SEASON. IT WAS THEN (LITERALLY TEN MINUTES AGO) WHEN THE LORD TOOK ME BACK TO DECEMBER 24,1992. HERES THE THING THAT MAKES THIS SO STRAGE. AS THERE IS NO WAY I COULD HAVE ENVISIONED THIS EVEN WITH MY EVER GROWING IMAGINATION, IT WAS IN THIS VERY HOUSE LESS THEN TEN FEET FROM WHERE I SIT TODAY. 

    IT HAD BEEN 14 YEARS PLUS THAT I HAD BEEN IN THE DRUG WORLD. I HAD COME DOWNTO FLORIDA  A YEAR EARLIER AND WAS HELPING TAKE CARE OF LINA ( THE LADY WHO OWNED THE HOUSE)AT THE TIME. I HAD KNOWN THIS DAY WAS COMING.I ACTUALLY WANTED IT TO COME. BY NOW THIS DRUG THING HAD PROMISED THE WORLD BUT TAKES AWAY YOUR WILL TO LIVE. I HAD GONE OUT AND SCORED A LITTLE WEED AND KNOW I WAS SMOKING CRACK. BTW IT WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE STRENGTH OF WHAT I TALKED BOUT JUST YESTERDAY I BELIEVE. YET IT DID DO MUCH OF WHAT I USED TO ACCOMPLISH WITH WHAT I USED IN THE PAST. IDK EXACTLY WHAT TIME IT WAS BUT I KNOW IT WAS IN THE EVENING PROBABLY AROUND 8:00pm FIVE HOURS FROM NOW. I HAD LOST EVERYTHING TO THIS WORLD I PLAYED IN I HAD NOW BECOME DEPRESSED AGAIN BUT MUCH WORSE THEN WHEN I WAS IN MY YOUNGER YEARS. AS I TRIED TO GET HIGH I WAS NOT ENJOYING ANY OF IT. SO IT WAS THEN I DECIDED THIS WOULD BE MY LAST TIME. I WOULD HAVE TO GO TO MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS TOMORROW BUT HAD NO GIFTS NO MONEY TO BY ANYTHING. WORSE YET I WANTED OUT OF EVERYTHING, NOT JUST THE DARK SIDE BUT MY LIFE. I HAD HOPED TO O.D. AGAIN MY PLAN DID NOT WORK. SO THERE I AM LAYING IN MY BED WITH A THING LEFT. NO WILL NO DESIRE I COULD NOT FIND A REASON TO STAY HERE. I TOOK MY LAST HIT AND BEGGED GOD FOR A HOUR OR TWO. JUST COME AND TAKE MY LIFE. I HEARD NOTHING AND HE HAD NOT OFFED ME ANYTHING YET. I LAYED THERE CRYING NOT ABLE TO FACE TOMORROW. ONE LAST TIME I PLEADED WITH HIM. LORD IVE NOTHING TO OFFER NOTHING TO ADD TO THE KINGDOM I WANT TO COME HOME LORD. PLEASE TAKE ME HOME. 

    HE THEN ANSWERED ME. NO MY CHILD I WILL NOT GRANT YOU THIS REQUEST TO DIE. YOUR ASKING THE WRONG QUESTION. IDK WHAT YOU MEAN I REPLIED. HE SAID I WILL NOT TAKE YOU BUT WILL DELIVER YOU FROM THE DARK SIDE. I WILL TAKE AWAY YOUR ADDICTION, IF ONLY YOU WOULD ASK.I SAID WHAT GOOD IS THAT, I AM STILL NOTHING. HE CUT ME OFF AND SAID YOUR IMPORTANT TO ME. SEE SINCE YOU ASKED N I TOLD YOU ONE DAY YOU WILL BE A PASTOR I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT IN YOUR TIME REALM. [FOR HIM IT WAS AN ETERNITY AGO] I KNOW TRYING WRAPPING YOUR MIND ON ETERNITY PAST. NOW THAT YOUR BROKEN AND ON YOUR BACK FINALLY LOOKING UP WE CAN DO BUSINESS. THAT WOULD SOUND WEIRD TO MOST BUT MADE PERFECT SENCE TO ME SEEING THE WORLD I PLAYED IN. DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN I TOLD YOU WHAT YOU WOULD BE? YES I REMEMBER IT WAS THEN I FELT HIS SPIRIT COMING DOWN I CAN NOT SPEAK FOR ANYTHING ELSE BEING THERE. YET THE ENEMY WAS STILL WHISPERING DO NOT BELIEVE HIM. IM THINKING THERE WAS ALOT OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE GOING ON. I THEN FEELING HIS LOVE FOR ME ASKED FOR DELIVERANCE. HE SAID IT WAS ALREADY DONE BUT LIKE THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD HAD TO ASK/ANSWER THE BLIND MEN HAD TO ASK. ( I HAD  TO ASK FOR HIS SAVING POWER AT THE AGE OF 14). INSTANTLY THE DARKNESS WAS LIFTED MY TEARS OF REGRET AND SORROW TURNED TO TEARS OF JOY N PEACE. THERES MORE HE SAID KNOW YOU WILL HAVE TO  CONFESS TO YOUR DAD. THAT WOULD BE CRUSHING FOR I PROMISED HIM A FEW YEARS BACK I WAS DONE WITH THIS LIFESTYLE. NOW HE WOULD BE DEVASTATED. YET I TOLD THE LORD I WOULD TELL DAD. 

    THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY. OUR LORD IS PATIENT HE IS LOVING. HE IS ONE WHO KEEPS HIS WORD. IT STILL TOOK A LOT OF LEARNING TO ALLOW GOD TO KEEP ME FROM FALLING FOR THE TEMPTATION. HE TAUGHT ME WHAT TO DO WHEN THE URGES WOULD COME. N THEY DID A LOT FOR A WEEK OR SO. IDK WHEN BUT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 7-10 DAYS I WAS STRONG ENOUGH  NOT TO FALL FOR THE URGES. I STILL WAS NOT STONG ENOUGH TO BE IN A ROOM WITH IT AND TRUST I WOULD NOT GO BACK. THAT TOOK OVER A YEAR BEFORE I FELT THAT CONFIDENCE. THIS NIGHT 20 YEARS AGO THE LORD STEPPED IN AND SAVED ME ONCE AGAIN NOW MY INTERVENTIONS ARE NO LONGER CONNECTED TO THE DARK SIDE. YET HE STILL MAKES HOUSE CALLS LIKE TODAY. I MAY NOT TOLD YOU HOW IT BEGAN BUT YOU KNOW HOW IT ENDED.  

    GOD IS GOOD. THIS EVENT GIVES ME A HUGE REASON TO CELEBRATE OUR LORD BIRTH. ONE DAY I IF THE LORD ALLOWS WILL TELL YOU WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED DECEMBER 24 1992.  
    THANK YOU ALL FOR DROPPING BY AGAIN. MERRY CHRISTMAS. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at December 24, 2022 7:30 PM EST
    • 166 posts
    December 30, 2022 7:52 PM EST

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                             HANG ON RONNIE 

     

    I HAD FORGOTTEN ALL BOUT THIS EVENT. I HAD BEEN WORKING FOR THE INSURANCE COMPANY MONY,FOR ALMOST SIX MONTHS. I REALIZED DAY TWO I WAS SO NOT AT TYPICAL 9/5 TYPE INSIDE FOUR WALLS GUY. I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR WAY OUT. OH N THEN THERES TGE WHOLE DRESS SHARP. MY SECTION I WORKED WAS 40 WOMAN. ONE OF WHICH WAS MY BOSS. UNLIKE THE REST OF THE LADIES IN OUR SECTION PATTY DID NOT LIKE ME AT ALL. SO SHE TO WAS LOOKING TO FIND A WAY TO OFF ME. IT CAME AT MY 6 MONTH MANDATORY $25 PER CHECK ( WE WERE SALARY BUT GOT PAID HOURLY AND PAY WAS EVERY TWO WEEKS) THE $25 or 12.50 A WEEK WAS A STARTING POINT. WHEN I WENT BACK TO TALK TO MY BOSS SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS GIVING ME $25 A MONTH. I BROUGHT OUT THE MANDATORY CLAUSE. SHE TOLD ME I COULD TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. SHE THEN OPENED HER DESK AND SHOWED ME FILES OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD LOVE MY JOB. THEN SHE SAID THERE ARE NO JOBS OUT THERE BUT FEEL FREE TO LEAVE IF WANT. 

    NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. I WENT HOME THAT NIGHT AND CALLED MY BEST FRIENDS DAD BOB TO SEE IF I COULD GET ME A JOB AT THE MACHINE SHOP HE WORKED AT. THIS WAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THURSDAY NIGHT I GOT A CALL FROM BOB HE SAID I HAD A JOB WHENEVER I WANTED. I TOLD HIM TWO WEEKENDS AND I WILL START THE NEXT MONDAY. I GO TO WORK FRIDAY KINDA DRESSED DOWN. AS I PREFORMED MY JOB I GOT TO TELL ALL THE GIRLS TO WATCH PATTY’S DESK AT 11:00 THAT WAS HALF DAY MEANING THEY WOULD NEED TO PAY IN FULL FOR THE DAY. 

    AT 11:00 I WALK BACK TO PATTY’S DESK. I ASKED HER IF SHE STILL HAD THOSE FOLDERS OF PEEPS LINING UO TO WORK HERE. SHE LAUGHED AND SAID OF COURSE WHY? I TOLD HER CUS I QUIT. WHEN? RITE NOW. I AM INVITING THE GIRLS TO JOIN ME AT LUNCH. THEN WALKED AWAY. I ASKED THE LADIES OF MY SECTION TO JOIN ME. THEY ALL LOVED TO PARTY AND TODAY BEING FRIDAY N THEY HAD AN EXCUSE THEY NEVER WENT BACK EITHER. AFTER 6 HOURS OF DRINKING I HAD TO GO HOME. AS WE WERE HAVING A I QUIT MY JOB PARTY. IDK HOW I REALLY GOT HOME. IT WAS PRETTY SKETCHY TO SAY THE LEAST 

    WHEN I PULLED UP THE PARTY WAS IN FULL SPEED AHEAD. IT WAS JUST ALCOHOL BUT PLENTY OF IT. I HAD INVITED A FEW OF THE YOUNG GIRLS OUT TO THE PARTY. NOW MIND YOU IT WAS SET UP FOR AT MOST 10. HOWEVER SINCE I MOVED IN AND MY TWO DRINKING BUDDIES WERE MOVING IN THE HOUSE WAS WELL KMOWN AS A PARTY HOUSE. IT WAS ALWAYS POTENTIALLY A SITUATION THAT MY NEIGHBORS WOULD BE AGGRAVATED AND MAY CALL THE POLICE. I WOULD KNOW AS IT WAS MY DADS HOUSE. HE REALLY WAS NOT HAPPY I ENDED UP THERE. ANYWAY THAT WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE TONIGHT. THE BIG PROBLEM WAS WE HAD 35/40 PEEPS MOST TEENS. ONE WAS MY OTHER GOOD FRIEND N A DIFFERENT CIRCLE OF FRIENDS. MOST OF THESE KIDS NONE OF KNEW. BUY THEN IT WAS ALL READY OUT OF CONTROL. SO WHAT WOULD ONE DO AT A PARTY FOR ME SET BY ME I KNOW DRINK AND DRINK A LOT. ABOUT 1:30  THE PARTY IS NOW SPILLING OUT ALL ROUND THE PLACE EVEN IN THE ROAD. 

    THATS WHEN I WAS CALLED OUT CUS THE GIRLS SHOWED UP. I WENT OUT WE TALKED TO THEM BUT THEY WERE WAY NOT WANTING TO JUMP OUT AND BE THE ONLY FIVE WOMAN THERE. SO WE CAME UP WITH A PLAN TO JUMP THE PARTY AND GO TO A PARK NOT TO FAR AWAY. THEY AGREED. I GRABBED RONNIE ( I WAS ASKED TO WATCH OUT FOR HIM WHILE HIS BROTHERS N MOM WERE OUT IF TOWN). WE JUMP INTO MY CAR AND HEAD OUT. WE GOT INTO THE AREA WHERE THE PARK WAS. THIS WAS A COMMUNITY SURROUNDING A GOLF COURSE. THE ROAD WAS VERY CURVIE. IT HAD SOME REAL SHARP TURNS. WHEN WE GOT IN WE STOPPED SO I COULD TELL THEM WHERE WE WERE GOING. THATS WHEN IT HAPPENED THREE OTHER CARS FULL OF DRUNK KIDS AND PULLED UP BESIDE THEM AND IN FRONT. THE GIRLS GOT REAL PANICKED AND TOOK OFF. SO DID THE NEW COMERS. THEY WERE GONE BY TIME I GOT IN MY CAR AND EDDIE MY BEST PARTYING BUD JUMPED IN HIS CAR WITH TWO OTHERS THAT WERE GOING TO MEET UP. 

    NOW I WANT TO SAY THIS RIGHT UP FRONT. DRINKING IN EXCESS IS NOT GOOD NOT PRODUCTIVE AND BEING DRUCK N DRIVE. WELL THATS ANOTHER LEVEL OF STUPID AND SELFISH. IT DOESN’T MAKE FOR LOOKING LIKE GODS CHILD. GOD INTERVENED FOR ME BUT HE MAY NOT DO THAT FOR YOU. 

    I TOOK A FEW MINUTES TO CATCH THEM. I WAS DRIVING OVER 80mph. WHEN I CAME UP ON THE FIRST TURN. THESE ARE 15-25 mph TURNS. AS I TRY TO LINE UP THE SECOND TURN I WAS ALREADY STARTING TO SPIN THE BACK END OUT. I BARELY MADE THE LEFT TURN OFF THE RIGHT ONE N NOW HAVE A RIGHT TURN THAT WILL IMMEDIATELY BARE LEFT THEN RUGHT AND THEN STRAIGHT. THESE ARE THE TURNS THAT REQUIRE 15mph TOPS. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW FAST BUT IM THINKING OVER 65. AT THAT POINT WE ARE IS HEADING FOR A LIGHT POLE. I YELL TO RONNIE HALF AWAKE IN THE BACK. HANG ON RONNIE WE ARE GOING FOR A RIDE. I KINDA THOUGHT ID GET LUCKY. BUT REALLY EVEN DRUNK I WAS GOING TO CRASH. I REMEMBER SAY LORD HELP ME DO NOT LET ME HIT THE POLE. I DID NOT THINK HE WOULD LISTEN SADLY AFTER THE FACT I DID NOT CONSIDER HE KEPT BOTH RONNIE N I ALIVE. SOMEHOW I THOUGHT IT WAS MY GREAT DRIVING SKILLS ( FUNNY WEN I DRANK I ALWAYS THOUGHT I WAS THE GREATEST DRIVER FASTEST REFLEXES). I JUST REMEMBER WATCHING THE POLE MISS MY SIDE BY INCHES. IT DID GO BY FAST THROUGH. THEN I LOOK UP AND SEE TWO CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY. IM GOING TO DIFFERENTLY GOING TO CRACH INTO ONE OF THE CARS OR THE HOUSE. ONCE AGAIN I ASK FOR THE LORD NOT TO LET ME CRACH AND IF I DO I DO NOT WANT TO DIE. I THEN LOOKED OUT MY DOOR WINDOW AND WAS LOOKING AT THE FULL MOON. IT TOOK AN EXTRA MILISECOND TO REALIZE I AM NOW ON EITHER TWO WHEELS OR ON MY SIDE. THE THING WAS BECAUSE I WAS AT LEAST ON THE TWO PASSENGER SIDE TIRES I MISS THE CARS BY SOMEHOW GOING BEHIND THEM AND THE TEN FEET BETWEEN THEM. BUT I DO MISS ALL OF IT. STILL GOING OVER 40 NOW ACROSS THIS GUYS LAWN. I REMEMBER SAYING TO RONNIE WE MAY BE OK BRO. ITS THEN HE CALMLY SAYS WHAT BOUT THAR LIGHT POLE. I TURN TO SEE THE CAR HEADING DIRECTLY TO THE POLE. ITS GOING TO HIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOOD. IDK IVE GOT SO MUCH GOING THROUGH MY MIND. LIKE HOW CAN I CRASH AFTER THAT AMAZING FORTUNE I ENJOYED THE PAST FIVE OR SIX SECONDS. ALSO HOW MUCH THIS WILL HURT IF IT DOESNT KILL ME. I REALLY DID NOT HAVE TIME TO CALL OUT TO JESUS. BUT I DID THINK IT. IDK IF IT WAS THE ADRENALINE RUSH THAT GOT ME TO WHERE I WAS ALEAT OR IF GOD GUIDED MY HANDS. I SOMEHOW MISSED THE HOOD BUT DID HIT THE MIRROR ON THE DOOR. I ENDEC UP AIR BORN JUST A FEW FEET AND LANDED RITE IN FRONT OF EDDIES CAR. WHEN I CAME DOWN I TORE UP MY ROCKER ARMS. MAKING THE CAR ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DRIVE. AS WE LANDED. RONNIE SAYS LIKE WOW D THAT WAS AWESOME DRIVING SKILLS. I DRIVE THE CAR HOME. THE GIRLS ARE LONG GONE BY NOW. I WAS HALF MILE FROM HOME. MY WHEEL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE GOT BENT WEN I FIRST HIT THE CURVE HEADING TOWARD THE FIRST POLE. MEANING I COULD ONLY DRIVE 5mph I THOUGHT FOR SURE THE POLICE WOULD CATCH ME BEFORE I GOT HOME. SOMEHOW THEY DID NOT N I MADE IT HOME. WE TOLD EVERYONE THE POLICE WOULD SOON BE THERE. THAT CLEARED THE HOUSE OUT. 

    I KNOW IT IS ONE THING I STRUGGLE WITH SO MANY CLOSE CALLS BY MY OWN CHOICE. THE CHOICE TO REBEL. AND YET WHEN I NEED HIM AND CALLED HE SHOWED. I ONLY REALIZED THAT MANY MANY YEARS LATER. I STILL DONT UNDERSTAND IT. TODAY I TRY MY BEST NOT TO PUT MY SELF IN HARMS WAY DO TO REBELLION. I WILL NOT TEMPT GOD LIKE THAT ANYMORE. ALTHOUGH HE STILL INTERVENES ON MY BEHALF JUST RECENTLY THE PAST WEEK N HALF I HAVE SEEN THINGS HAPPEN AND HAPPEN WAY FASTER THEN I COULD GUESS. 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GREAT SUPPORT YOU GIVE ME. IM DEEPLY MOVED. I HAVE MANY MORE EXPERIENCES TO SHARE. HOWEVER I AM STARTING TO FEEL THIS IS ABOUT ME. I STARTED THIS SO IT COULD BE ABOUT US. THE FAMILY OF GOD. YES GODS CHILDREN. WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN EXPERIENCES BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT SEEMS THE VAST MAJORITY DO NOT SEE THE VISION I HAD FOR US. MY EXPERIENCES GIVE YOU A PIECE OF THE PIE. YET I CAN NOT ADD TO MY PIE. MY “FAITH” THAT I COULD GAIN BY YOUR EXPERIENCES. BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO BE BOUT ME. I MAY CLOSE THIS POST DOWN. I AM PRETTY SURE I WILL BE GONE AWHILE AT THE LEAST. 

    IF THIS BE MY LAST POST. I FOR THE LAST TIME WANT TO THANK YOU FOR READING AND I HOPE LEARNING MY POSTS. YOU HAVE BLEST ME SO MUCH. A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE FEW WHO DID SHARE THEIR AWESOME STORIES. MAY OUR LORD RICHLY BLESS YOU ALL. AS ALWAYS I ASK OFFER YOU A PLACE TO COMMENT OR WRITE US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE. 

    GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 166 posts
    January 3, 2023 6:06 PM EST

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                        TELL THEM I WILL BE OK 

     

    I DO NOT ENJOY SPEAKING OF THE DRUG WORLD I WAS INVOLVED IN. YET NOT AT THE TIMES BUT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF MOONS LATER DID I REALIZE THAT GOD STEPPED IN. THERE WERE JUST A HAND FULL OF TIMES THAT BY ANY ACCOUNT I SHOULD HAVE DIED. THE DRUGS I USED WERE NEVER INTRAVENOUS. YET THEY COULD GIVE YOU A HEART ATTACH. THAT WOULD COME WHEN YOU DID NOT GIVE THE ADRENAL GLAND TIME TO TAKE BACK THE ADRENALINE. HENCH THE HEART ATTACH. THIS IS ONE OFTHEM. THIS HAPPENED WHEN (IT HAPPENS TO EVERYONE) I HAD LOST PRETTY MUCH ALL I HAD. I LOST EVEN MY CLOSEST FRIEND MY FEMALE BLACK LAB RETRIEVER. I WAS STILL DEALING BUT THE WRITING WAS ON THE WALL. IT WOULD NOT BE MUCH LONGER AND I WOULD BE IN JAIL IN A INSTITUTION OR IN A COFFEN. I HAD FIGURED I WOULD BE DEAD BY 30 ANYWAY. IT SEEMED THERE WERE A FEW TIMES I TRIED CONSCIOUSLY OR SUBCONSCIOUSLY TO SELF FOR FILL  MY OWN PREDICTION. I HAD ONE SAVING GRACE DURING THAT TIME. MY TO GOOD MARRIED FRIENDS SHIRLEY N BRIAN 

    EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS THEY WOULD COME A LITERALLY DRAG ME INTO THEIR CAR AND DRIVE ME 45 MINUTES TO THEIR HOUSE. SHIRLEY WOULD ALWAYS COOK SOME AWESOME MEAL FOR ME. WE WOULD HANG OUT WATCHING SPORTS JUST CHILL. BY KNOW I WAS STAYING AWAKE FOR DAYS AT A TIME. I WAS NOT EATING ANYTHING TO HEALTHY. SO MY MAIN SORCE OF FOOD INTAKE WAS SUNDAYS. THE THING IS THEY HAD ONLY BEEN MARRIED FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. IT TOOK A LOT OF LOVE FOR THEM TO TAKE TIME FROM THEIR MARRIAGE TO TAKE IN SOMEONE WHO SEEMED NOT TO HAVE ANY PLAN AT ALL. MOST OF MY SO CALLED GOOD TIME BUDDIES ( THINK THATS A LINE FROM A ABB TUNE) HAD STARTED TO JUMP SHIP. THEY AND BRIANS BROTHER DAVE WERE STILL STANDING BY MY SIDE. AS IT WAS MY COSTUM I WOULD FALL A SLEEP AFTER DINNER. I WOULD USUALLY SLEEP FOR FOUR FIVE HOURS. I ALWASY FELT GUILTY I COULD NOT STAY AWAKE. YET EVERYONE THERE KNEW WHERE I WAS AT AND SIGNED ON FOR THE RIDE. BRIAN DID NOT DO THE SAME DRUG OF CHOICE I DID. DAVE DID BUT KNOWING WHAT WAS HAPPENING N THE END RESULT I NEVER ALLOWED HIM TO DO MUCH.HE WAS NOW 18 BUT BEEN SCORING FROM ME FOR THREE FOUR YEARS AT THE TIME. I DID NOT WANT TO DESTROY HIS LIFE. HE OFTEN ASKED ME TO TEACH HIM HOW TO MAKE FREEBASE. I WOULD NEVER TEACH HIM. I WON’T GET INTO THAT PART OF MY WORLD AT LEAST IN THIS STORY. HOWEVER VERY FEW PEOPLE COULD MAKE IT USING A SMALL HAND HELP PROPANE TANK. I COULD. 

    THIS PARTICULAR NIGNT. I HAD SLEPT TILL ALMOST 8.AS OUR ROUTINE  AFTER I’D WAKE UP  WE WOULD ALL PARTY MOSTLY WE WOULD SMOKE SOME WEED ( I NEVER SMOKED IN FRONT OF ANY CHILD OR KID UNDER 16) THESE WERE ALL 20 AND OVER BUT ALL UNDER 30. BUT I NEVER LEFT HOME WITHOUT ALL MY EQUIPMENT TO ENSURE I COULD SMOKE MY SUPPLEMENT OF MY CHOICE. IDK IT WAS CLOSE TO 11 AND DEFINITELY GETTING LATE FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO WORK THE NEXT DAY. AS WE WERE GETTING EVERYTHING PICKED UP BRIANS BROTHER IN LAW DARED ME TO TAKE AND SMOKE I GRAM. THE MOST ONE WOULD/SHOULD KEEP IT TO OR UNDER WOULD BE 1/4 GRAM. N THAT SHOULD NEVER BE THE SIZE OF YOUR FIRST HIT. I WON’T GET INTO THAT PART NOW EITHER. I TOOK THE BET. ONLY CUS HE WOULD PAY ME $100 IF I COULD. IF I COULD NOT THEN WELL HE WAS NOT GETTING HIS $100. AS I COOKED THE GRAM I WAS THINKING THIS IS PRETTY STUPID. I FELT THIS COULD BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY SEEING I HAD BEEN PARTYING FOR TREE HOURS AND MY SYSTEM WAS FLOODED WITH ADRENALINE. THE MOST I HAD EVER HIT WAS LITTLE UNDER A HALF GRAM. I KNEW THE RISK AND I THINK I HOPED IT WOULD WORK. THIS WAS GOING TO END IN A TRAIN WRECK ANYWAY. IF I WAS GOING TO DIE AT LEAST IT WOULD NOT BE ALONE. ACTUALLY SOUNDED GOOD TILL YOU THINK OF HOW SELFISH THAT WAS. I WAS NOT THINKING ABOUT THE MEDICS IF I DIE OBVIOUSLY THE POLICE WILL SHOW. THAT WOULD HAVE LEFT EVERYONE IN THAT ROOM COULD BE JACKED UP LEGALLY. 

    WE WERE ALL TALKING ABOUT THE CHALLENGE THERE WERE A FEW PEEPS THAT BET ON THE CHALLENGE CRAZY RITE. PEOPLE COULD BE BETTING ON MY DEATH. BRIAN ASKED ME IF THAT WAS SAFE. THERE WERE TWO OTHERS THAT TRIED TO TALK ME OUT OF IT. HOWEVER MOST OF THEM DID NOT HAVE A CLUE A WERE POSITIVE I WOULD BE JUST FINE. AS I PREPARED THE GRAM DAVE SAT ACROSS FROM ME. HE DID NOT SAY A THING BUT I SAW IT IN HIS EYES. HE WAS PRETTY SURE THIS COULD VERY LIKELY TURN BAD FAST. THEN AS I PUT IT IN MY PIPE AND LITE THE TOURCH UP. DAVE STARTED TO SAY SOMETHING. AT THAT MOMENT I KNEW I WAS GOING TO BE HIT WITH THE BIGGEST ADRENALINE RUSH I HAD EVER EXPERIENCED. I EMBRACED THE EITHER OUT COME. IWOULD BE DEAD IN THE NEXT TWO MINUTES OR I WOULD HAVE THE ULTIMATE IN HIGHS. JUST BEFORE I HIT THE PIPE SOME HOW I KNEW I WAS NOT GOING TO DIE AND TOLD DAVE TO HOLD MY $100  THEN I TOLD HIM. MAKE SURE THEY KNOW I WILL BE FINE. DO NOT LET THEM PANIC. DAVE N I BOTH KNEW I WOULD VERY LIKELY ZONE OUT OR PASS OUT THAT WAS A GIVEN. THATS WHY I CHOOSE TO SIT. I TOOK THE HIT IDK I THINK IT TOOK 15-20 SECONDS TO TAKE IT ALL IN. IT TOOK ABOUT A MINUTE BEFORE I ZONED. I TOLD DAVE IM LEAVING BUT WILL BE BACK SOON. IT SEEMED TO ME ABOUT TWO MINUTES PAST. AS I WAS SIMI CONSCIENCE FOR I HEARD THEM TALKING ABOUT ME. I HEARD THE MUSIC INTHE BACK ROUND. I JUST COULD NOT TALK. ACTUALLY IT WAS SUCH A RUSH THRILL AND EXHILARATING KNOWING I DID THE BIGGEST AMOUNT AND WAS GOING TO LIVE, WHEN I FINALLY CAME TO TOTALLY IT HAD BEEN 10 MINUTES PLUS I WAS OUT. 

    DAVE TOOK ME HOME THAT NIGHT. HE TOLD ME THAT HE WAS WORRIED AT FIRST. ESPECIALLY WHEN I ZONED OUT. HE ASKED WAS IT WORTH IT. LAUGHING KNOWING BETTER BUT STILL SAYING YES. I MEAN I GOT THE LONGEST BUZZ I HAD EVER HAD WITH THIS DRUG N I WON $100.WE BOTH KNEW I WAS LUCKY. SEE DAVE HAD NOT BECOME A CHRISTIAN AND WOULDN’T FOR ALMOST A DECADE. SO BEING OF THE WORLD MENTALITY N TRULY NOT SEEING GOD IN ANYTHING EVEN CHURCH SERVICES LUCK IS WHAT THAT IS CALLED. I BEING SO FAR AWAY FROM GOD. ID ACTUALLY BEEN PUSHING HIM AWAY BY STAYING SELF MEDICATING. HE TOLD ME FROM DAY ONE THIS WILL NOT TURN OUT WELL. BUT I DIDN'T REALLY EVER LISTEN TO GOD MUCH ANYWAY AT THAT TIME. SO LUCK SEEMED PLAUSIBLE TO ME.

    LOOKING BACK NOW I UNDERSTAND JUST HOW CLOSE I WAS. I ALSO KNOW THAT GOD HAD A CALLING ON ME. I KNOW CUS I ASKED. WE ALL HAVE A CALLING WE JUST NEVER INVESTIGATE NOR ASK WHAT IT WAS. MAYBE CUS I KNEW DEFINITIVELY WHAT IT WAS. THE WORD SAYS THERE ARE FEW CALLED.MEANING SO FEW SEEK THAT CALLING. ALSO HE IS FAITHFUL TO COMPLETE WHAT HE HAS BEGUN IN YOU. SEEING I WAS NOT SURE GOD WOULD PUT ME IN MINISTRY I TOOK STEPS TO PREPARE. I TOOK PUBLIC SPEAKING N DRAMA  PERHAPS BECAUSE I ACKNOWLEDGED AND TOOK STEPS IN AGREEMENT/POSSIBLE SIMI AGREEMENT ANYWAY. THAT ALLOWED HIM TO INTERVENE MANY WAY TO MANY TIMES ESPECIALLY DURING THOSE DARK YEARS. AGAIN I AM NOT SAYING I AM SPECIAL IN ANY WAY. I GUESS I WILL LEAVE IT AT I HAVE BEEN BLEST. 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR TUNING IN TO MY UNEVENTFUL LIFE EXPERIENCES. I GUESS AS LONG AS YOU COME BACK N I HAVE EXPERIENCES TO SHARE. THEN THANKS TO YOU WE WILL KEEP THIS TOPIC GOING. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 166 posts
    January 7, 2023 1:32 PM EST

                                                             INTERVENTION 

                                                                DARK ICE 

     

    ONE OF MANY JOBS AS A YOUTH WAS I WORKED IN INSULATION BUSINESS. MY JOB WAS TO BLOW INSULATION IN THE ATTICS. NOW NOT THAT THIS MADE IT OK BUT EVERYONE THAT WORKED ON THE ROAD OR SHOP WORKERS ALL PARTIED. THE PROBLEM IS ONE NEVER CAN TELL WHO CAN HOLD THEIR OWN OR A LENNY LIGHTWEIGHT. YOU MOST CERTAINLY CAN NOT TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT. SO WHEN YOU PARTY ITS NOT EVEN AN EDUCATED GUESS. ITS STRAIGHT UP GUESS N HOPE. 

    THE GUY I GOT I NEEDED TO DRIVE THE TRUCK N FEED THE MACHINE SO I COULD GET US DONE FASTER. IDK EXACTLY WHEN I GAVE HIM HIS NICKNAME NOR EXACTLY WHY. I GUESS CUS HE WAS FROM ALABAMA I CALLED HIM LYNARYD (LIKE IN THE GROUP LYNARYD SKYNARD) ON THE WAY TO OUR JOB WAS ALMOST N HOUR. ESPECIALLY AS WE WERE N THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. ALL THE WAY DAY MY BOY TELLS ME HOW BIG A PARTIER HE IS. HE IS TELLING ME THAT HE CAN GET ME ANYTHING. WAS QUITE AMUSED FOR IF HE GOT ANYTHING FROM MID RANGE TO TOP SHELF IT CAME THROUGH OUR NETWORK. I AM NOT SLIGHTLY IMPRESSED. BUT I AM IN FAVOR OF TURNING HIM ON TO MY PRODUCT. I NEVER SOLD TO MY CO/WORKERS AT THIS PLACE ANYTHING. SO JUST BEFORE WE START I TURN HIM ON. AFTER THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES WE HAD TO STOP. LYNARYD WAS A LENNY LIGHTWEIGHT. 

    IT TOOK US ABOUT N HOUR TO FINISH THE JOB. WHILE I WAS IN THE ATTIC IT HAD RAINED N FROZE CAUSING BLACK ICE. IT DANGEROUS CUS YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR ON IT TILL YOU NEED TO STOP OR SWERVE. OUR NEXT JOB WAS 45 MINUTES ON A MAIN 4 LANE TWO WAY HIGHWAY. SO WE HEAD OUT BUT THIS TIME MY BOY WAS NOT AS TALKATIVE. HE WAS STILL A LITTLE LOOPY. BUT WHAT COULD HAPPEN? 

    WELL ABOUT TEN MINUTES BEFORE WE GET OFF THE HIGHWAY WE COME OVER A BRIDGE THAT IS TOTALLY BLACK ICE. AS WE CREST THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE WE SEE CARS SLIDING EVERYWHERE. TO ME IT LOOKED LIKE FIGURE CAR SKATING. OUR PROBLEM WE HAD A LADY LESS THEN TWO FOOTBALL FIELDS AWAY PERPENDICULAR TO US STOPPED. WE ARE GOING LIKE 50mph MUCH LESS THEN NORMAL SPEED ON THIS STRETCH OF HIGHWAY. WE HAVE TWO OR THREE SECONDS TO DO ANYTHING. NOT THAT ANYTHING WILL STOP THE INEVITABLE. WE HAVE ONE OPEN LANE TO OUR RIGHT. TO OUR LEFT WE HAVE ONE LANE TO GET BY. HOWEVER BEHIND US TO OUR LEFT IS A TRACTOR N TRAILER. SERIOUSLY IDK IF MY BOY BEING NOT BUZZED WOULD HAVE HELPED. AS WE START DOWN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE I TAKE ONE MORE LOOK AT LYNARYD AND LIKE I KNOW I AM JUST ALONG FOR THE RIDE.  EVEN THROUGH IT WILL BE TWO SECONDS LONG. SO I WAS NOT GOOD AT GEOMETRY NOR PHYSICS. BUT I KNEW ENOUGH THAT ALL THE QUICK MATH IN MY HEAD SAID THE ONLY CHANCE YOU HAVE IS TO TURN RIGHT AND HOPE WE WOULD MISS HER. THIS BROUGHT BACK FLASHBACKS ABOUT BY TRUCK. TO MY SURPRISE LYNARYD TURNS LEFT. SO NOW IM GOING TO HIT HER SIDE TO SIDE. IDK IF I WILL DIE FROM THAT IMPACT. BUT PRETTY SURE THAT TRAILER IS GOING JACKKNIFE AT THAT POINT AND WE WILL BE A PANEL TRUCK SANDWICH. IF HE GETS BY HER AND AT THIS ANGLE ITS NOT HAPPENING YET IF MIRACULOUSLY HE DID MISS NOW WE WOULD HAVE THE TRUCK NOT THE TRAILER HIT US. THAT DOESNT END WITH ANYONE IN OUR 16 FOOT PANEL WALKING AWAY. 

    SO HERE AGAIN I AM NOT IN THE NEAR THE SAME HEAVENLY ZIP CODE AS OUR LORD. SO I AM NOT SEEING THIS NEXT THING AS GOD. BUT THERES NO OTHER EXPLANATION. AS MY BOY TURNS LEFT. THE BACK END OF OUR TRUCK COMES AROUND TO THE RIGHT. IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL NOW HIT HER MORE WITH THE BACK END OF BOTH VEHICLES. NEITHER WILL DRIVE AWAY. THERES NO GUARANTEE WE WONT GET HIT MY SOMEONE A HALF MILE BEHIND US. BUT THE REAR MISSES HER VAN NOW LYNARYD IS TURNIG RIGHT AND THE FRONT END STARTS TO COME ROUND. IT SEEMED TO ME I WAS ON ONE OF THOSE KIDDIE RIDES AS EVERYTHING WAS GOING SO FAST BUT BECAUSE OF THE ADRENALINE DUMP IT SEEMS SO CLEAR N SLOW. SOMEHOW THE FRONT END COMES ALL THE WAY AROUND AND WE ARE GOING THE SAME DIRECTION WE STARTED FROM. IT WAS LIKE ONE OF THOSE STUNT DRIVERS AT THE STATE FAIRS. THEN WE CAUGHT DRY PAVEMENT N STOPPED. BY THEN I WAS TELLING LYNARYD EITHER YOUR THE WORLDS BEST DRIVER. N WE NO THATS NOT A REALITY. OR WE WERE SUPER LUCKY. AFTER A MINUTE OR TWO TGE COLOR CAME BACK TO MY BOYS FACE. HIS COMMENT WAS WHAT JUST HAPPENED. MY ANSWER WE DIDNT DIE. AT THAT POINT IT WAS POINTLESS TO TRY N HELP ANYONE. IT FAR SAFER TO DRIVE AWAY. BESIDES I DID NOT GO THROUGH THAT TO DIE BY DOING SOMETHING STPUID ON MY OWN BEHALF. 

    IT WAS AGAIN YEARS LATER AFTER 92 DID I START RECOGNIZING THAT THERE WERE WAY TO MANY TIMES GOD INTERVENED ON MY BEHALF. NOR DO I FULLY UNDERSTAND WHY SO MANY TIMES. WELL THAT CONCLUDES MY NARRATIVE OF THIS DAY. IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK BUT THANK YOU FOR DROPPING BY. AS ALWAYS LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU ARE ENJOYING MY STUPIDITY/ FOOLISHNESS OR IN BOX ME. UNTIL THEN GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 166 posts
    January 11, 2023 10:24 PM EST

                                                              INTERVENTION 

                                                                ONE CHANCE 

     

    I HAD INTRODUCED YOU TO ONE OF MY PARTING BUDDIES KETTER. I BELIEVE I MENTIONED I WOULD HAVE A FEW MORE TIMES WHERE THINGS WERE GOING BADDY. SO THIS WAS THE FIRST FEW YEARS I WAS DABBLING IN BUY N SELLING. WAY MORE OFTEN WHAT I WOULD HAVE WAS BETTER THEN HIS. MEANING ONE GETS MELLOW WAY FASTER.  KETTER IS NOT A PARTICULARLY EVEN AVERAGE DRIVER. HE WOULD OFTEN HAVE BUSY HANDS (MULTITASKING).  HE TALKED A LOT WHEN HE WAS NORMAL. THE THING IS HE WOULD NOT RIDE IN ANY ONES CAR BUT HIS AND HE LIKED TO DRIVE. KINDA MADE SINCE AS A 20 YEAR OLD. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES I WAS TELLING YOU ABOUT. 

    IDK IT WAS A SATURDAY AFTERNOON I AM PRETTY SURE IN AUGUST. KETTER AS WAS HIS CUSTOM ( NO ONE REALLY HAD MUCH SAY IN IT) STOPPED BY THE HOUSE TO SEE WHAT WE [AT THE TIME IT WAS MY FUTURE FIRST WIFE] WERE DOING. IT ALWAYS ENDED IN WE LEFT WITH HIM. WE LIVED AT MY PARENTS HOUSE {WE HAD TWO DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE WE HAD TO SLEEP DAD RULE} AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE WOULD SAY AROUND THEM.

    THIS AFTERNOON WE PACKED IN THE FRONT SEAT. WE WOULD PUT IN OUR FAVORITE CASSETTES IN AND JUST CRUISE AND PARTY. WE HAD BEEN OUT FOR ONLY FORTY FIVE MINUTES WHEN IT WOULD HAPPEN. YET LEADING UP TO THAT MOMENT KETTER WAS IN FULL KETTER MODE. HE WAS TALKING AND WOULD OFTEN FORGET TO LOOK BACK TO THE ROAD.  MOST TIMES HE WOULD BE OK OTHERS I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING TO GET HIS ATTENTION. TO BE FARE THESE THINGS HAPPENED SO FEW IN COMPARISON TO THE MANY TIMES WE HUNG WITH HIM. I DO HAVE TO ADMIT THERE WERE TIMES HE WOULD DO SOMETHING THAT WOULD CRACK ME UP. TODAY HE HAD PURCHASED MY PRODUCT INSTEAD IF HIS. YOU KNOW HOW THIS GOES WHEN YOU ARE WAY MORE MELLOW THEN YOUR USED TO. YET TRYING TO SHOW OFF A BIT. JUST SO WE COULD KNOW HE HAS IT GOING ON (NEVER HE HAD IT GOING ON WHEN WE WERE DRIVING) WE HAVE THIS ROAD BACK IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAS 45 mph CURVES IN IT. IT HAS THREE RIGHT CURVES GOING WEST AND TWO GOING EAST. KETTER DECIDES HE IS GOING TO DRIVE WITH HIS KNEE.  I KNOW LOT OF US HAVE BUT NOT ON CURVES AT THAT SPEED. WE WERE JUST COMING UP ON OUR SECOND CURVE. I WAS PUTTING IN A TAPE AND I HEAR EXPLICIT I DROPPED MY BOWL SO AT 45 ALL THREE OF US ARE LOOKING OWN TOWARD HIM OR ON THE FLOOR. AS I SIT BACK UP AND AS I AM SHAKING  OFF THE HEADRUSH (TERM FOR SOMEONE DOING SOMETHING DUMB AND DRAGS OTHERS IN)   OF TRYING TO SEE IF I CAN SEE WHAT HE DROPPED I DID NOT THEN BUT WHEN I CAME UP I AUTOMATICALLY LOOK OUT THE WINDOW. YOU KNOW CHECKING IF WE ARE FLIRTING WITH DISASTER. I WENT FROM LOOKING FOR KETTERS DRIVING WITH ONE LEG TO A RED MACK DUMP TRUCK. THE ONES LIKE THE COUNTY HAS. WE WERE 3/4 OVER IN HIS LANE. OFF TO OUR LEFT (THATS WHERE WE LIKLEY WOULD GO OVER THE 20 FOOT DROP AT 45 CONCLUSION. THAT WON’T WORK. OPTION TWO REALLY THERE WAS NO OPTION TWO. WE WERE SO CLOSE ( REMEMBER WE BOTH ARE COMING.ROUND THAT CURVE FROM OPPOSITE DIRECTION AND COULD NOT SEE EACH OTHER UNTIL YOU MEANT ON THAT CURVE. OUR PROBLEM WE WERE BOTH AT MIDDLE OF THE CURVE. HE NEVER HAD TIME TO BLOW HIS HORN. HE DID NOT PUT THE BRAKES ON. HE JUST GOT READY TO RUN INTO US. THERE IS NO TIME TO YELL OUT TO KETTER,WE WOULD BE HIT IN MY SIDE BEFORE HE COULD REACT TO MY VOICE.  THIS TIME I DID KNOW I WAS GOING TO DIE. NO TIME FOR EMOTIONS!! THE IMPOSSIBLE WOULD HAVE TO HAPPEN KETTER WOULD HAVE TO LOOK UP RITE NOW.  THEN TRY AND TURN RIGHT WITH HIS KNEE (HE HAD THINGS IN HIS HAND THAT HE’D HAVE TO DROP TO GRAB THE WHEEL WITH YOUR HANDS) THEN WHILE MELLOW TURN THE CAR HARD RIGHT. THAT MAY ONLY TEMPORARILY POSTPONE THE INEVITABLE BECAUSE WE WOULD HIT THE SIDE OF THE HILL. CORRECT ANSWER *NO I GLANCED BACK AT KETTER AND TRIED TO COVER MY GIRLFRIEND HE HAD SEEN WHAT I HAD. HE STARTED TO TURN RIGHT WITH HIS KNEE. BUT HIS KNEE IS RITE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STEERING WHEEL. THERE IS NO WAY HE OR ANYONE CAN TURN IT ANYWHERE NEAR THAT FAR. IDK KNOW HOW BUT I HAVE TO BELIEVE GOD INTERVENED,FOR THE CAR HAD TO MOVE AT LEAST TEN FEET TO GET BACK IN OUT LANE WE JUST DO NOT HAVE THE TIME NOR DISTANCE TO PULL THIS OFF.  

    NEXT SECOND I HEAR IS NOT THE CRASHING OF THE TRUCK INTO OUR CAR. BUT RATHER THE TRUCK BLOWING HIS HORN JUST AS HE PAST US. I LOOK UP AND WE ARE IN OUR LANE PERFECTLY STRAIGHT. IT TOOK A FEW SECONDS BEFORE ANY OF US COULD DO OR SAY ANYTHING.I ASKED  HIM HOW HE DID THAT. **NOW KETTER HAS A ELEVATED OPINION OF HIS DRIVING SKILLS. HE WILL TELL YOU HE IS GREAT CUS HE NEVER HAD AN ACCIDENT.** SAYS TO ME I DID NOT DO THAT. AGAIN I PUT IT IN THE I WAS LUCKY.BUCKET  I KNOW BETTER NOW   ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD. 

    THANK YOU FOR DROPPING. ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOU ALL. I MAY BE GONE FOR A BIT BIT I WILL BE BACK. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at January 12, 2023 12:27 PM EST
    • 166 posts
    January 17, 2023 12:17 PM EST

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                         FORGOT THE STOP SIGN 

    NON DISCLAIMER. THERE ISNO OTHER  CATEGORY TO PUT THIS IN BUT TOTALLY ABSOLUTE *STUPIDITY*. SO WE LIVEDIN A SMALL TOWN AND HAD TO CREAT OUR OWN GAMES AS TEENS. NOW I AM JUST 17 DRINKING AGE IS 21 TO GET IN 18. HOWEVER WHEN YOUR THE BEST LEFT FIELDER IN THE LEAGUE THEN YOUR HOME TAVERN MAKES WELL LETS CALL IT SPECIAL DISPENSATION. BECAUSE WE DID NOT WANT TO GROW UP WE DEVISED MORE ADULTISH    YA I KNOW. THERES NO SUCH WORD. NOW THERE IS. LOL. SO I HAS TWO GOOD DRINKING BUDDIES EDWIN N SLIM. WE HAD TWO CARS WE WOULD USE TO PLAY THIS GAME. WHAT WE WOULD DO IS GET TO OUR H2O HOLE AND DID OUR THINGS. ED N I PLAYED FUZZBALL ACTUALLY WE HUSTLED FOR OUR DRINKS AND SOME OF THAT FOLDING MONEY. SLIM PLAYED POOL. DID I MENTION ED HAD A FUZZBALL TABLE. THATS ALL WE DID FOR HOURS A DAY. AT THE SAME TIME (HERES THE BEGINNING OF THE STUPIDITY) WE WOULD SEE WHO COULD DRINK THE MOST MIXED DRINKS. WE KEPT THE STRAWS TO COMPARE WITH EACH OTHER THE NEXT MEANING. SO WE WPULD ALWAYS ALWAYS BE FAR PAST LEGAL ALCOHOL LEVELS TO DRIVE. WE WOULD SPEND HOURS DRINKING. THE ONLY THING ED WOULD CHOOSE WHICH ONE OF US WERE BETTER EQUIPPED TO DRIVE. 

    SO AS THE LAST CALL CAME IN OF COURSE EVERYONE IS GETTING THEIR LAST THREE OR FOUR DRINKS. YOU COULD STAY AS LONG AS YOU HAD A DRINK.  SO HERES THE SECOND PART OF STUPIDITY. ONE OF US SLIM N HIS TRUCK ME IN MY OLDSMOBILE WOULD SNEEK OUT JUMP IN THE CAR AND BEGIN OUR GAME OF HIDE N SEEK. HERES HOW IT WORKS. THIS NIGHT ED WAS WITH SLIM. I TOOK OFF ( WE ALWAYS HAD A DIFFERENT ROUTE AS THE TOWN POLICE NEW ABOUT US N WERE TRYING DISPARATELY TO CATCH US) SO THE FIRST TONIGHT ME WOULD GO AS FAST AS I COULD PULL MY CAR BEHIND ANOTHER CAR OR HIDE ADOUND A CORNER. THIS IS WHERE STUPIDITY THREE KICKS IN. THE FIRST ONE WOULD HIDE WITH HIS LIGHTS OUT. ONCE THE OTHER ONE TONIGHT SLIM N EDWIN WENT BY AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. WHY STUPIDITY NUMBER FOUR. WE ARE RACING TO SEE WHO GETS HOME FIRST. TONIGHT SLIMS HOUSE. WE WERE GOING TO GO SWING AFTERWARDS. OK LETS GO THROUGH THE STUPIDITY NUMBERS 1 HIDE N SEEK SNEEK OUT DRUNK GO FAST AS POSSIBLE AND HIDE WITH LIGHTS OFF FOUR OTHER CAR RACES BY. 

    SO THEY GO BY PROBABLY AROUND 70  I PULLED OUT BEHIND THEM WITH NO LIGHTS. WHY. SO I COULD SWOPE BY HIM N HIT MY LIGHTS AND THE RACE WOULD BEGIN IN EARNEST. STUPIDITY WE ALWAYS TRUSTED THE ONE LEADING TO FOLLOW ROAD SIGNS. WELL EXCEPT SPEED LIMIT. WE ARE IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA AS I TAKE OFF AFTER SLIM I AM GOING CLOSE TO 90 TO CACH UP WITH HIM. OH I FORGOT NEITHER USED LIGHTS SO THE OTHER WOULD NOT SEE THE OTHER COMING. [NOW YOU SEE WHERE THIS IS TRULY A GOD INTERVENTION}  I HAD FORGOT WHICH STREET WE WERE ON. I THOUGHT WEWERE ON THE LAST STRAIGHT SHOT HOME. APPARENTLY SO DID SLIM. AS I WAS COMING UP ON HIM. HE SLAMMED ON THE BREAKS TO STOP AT THE SIGN. HIS TRUXK WAS ALL KIND OF SIDEWAYS. I THEN REMEMBERED WHAT ROAD I WAS ON. THERE WAS A HOUSE JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE STOP SIGN. I REMEMBERED IT WAS THERE AND WENT FOR HIS YARD. MY CAR WAS ALL LOCKED UP SPINNING. IDK HOW I DID NOT HIT THE HOUSE. THANK THE LORD THE CAR WAS PARKED ON THE OTHER DRIVEWAY. WHEN I FINISHED MY NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE I ENDED UP ON THE ROAD 1/4 MILE FROM HOME. I AM ACTUALLY STILL RUNNING. BETTER YET I AM POINTED IN THE RITE DIRECTION. I HIT THE GAS ONLY TO HEAR N SEE SLIM COMING UP NEXT TO ME. WE HIT THE LIGHTS N WE ARE OFF.  I DO REMEMBER GETTING THERE FIRST BUT I WAS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD. THAT JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE THE SIDE OF THE ROAD SLIMS MOM LIVED. 

    THERE ENDS MY ONE TRUE STUPIDITY STORY. YES I DID DUMB N STUPID THINGS. NOT THAT MANY. IT WAS NOT LONG AFTER I QUIT DRINKING TO DRIVE EVERYONE HOME. BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN TO HAVE DESIGNATED DRIVER. IT WORKED OUT PRETTY GOOD TO TALK TO GIRLS. THEY WOULD GET obnoxious OBNOXIOUS. THEN I TURNED TO THE GIRLS AND APOLOGIZE FOR THEM TELLING THE GIRLS THEY WERE GREAT GUYS WEN SOBER. BUT I DECIDED TO QUIT DRINKING SO I COULD LET THEM ENJOY THEMSELVES N NOT WORRY BOUF GETTING HOME. THE GIRLS LOVED THAT.  THIS NARRATIVE SHOWS EVEN IN OUR MOST STUPID HE IS THERE. 

    THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS. I OWE IT TO ALL OF YOU. IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU READ AND I AM NOT TO FAR OUT SEND ME A FRIENDSHIP REQUEST. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. I WOULD BE HONORED TO MEET THOSE WHO ATE SO FAITHFUL. 

    GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 166 posts
    January 23, 2023 8:40 AM EST

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                          MY GOD IS STRONGER 

    Back when I was the S Broward Director for YFC I got to go/do many things in many places. For about three or four months I have been working in a group home for foster care. Typically these homes would have anywhere from 6 to 10 children from the ages of 7 to 16. Always with at least one foster care person who watched over him. In this case we had a husband and wife did it open up their house to  eight teenagers. I had shared the gospel with six of the teenagers in there. They all received Christ as their savior, most of them started going to church with us. However, There were two girls who never wanted anything to do with me or the Bible. Nobody knew exactly why they didn’t want to participate. I never really approached them. It was not the way I would usually do anything. Yet one day I had stopped over to the house to see the kids and the only two there were these two young ladies, who are sitting out in the back. At that point I realize this was probably one of those DIVINE APPOINTMENTS. So I went out and sat next to them at this round table in the back yard. The two of them seem deeply focused upon something. As I sit down next to them. They look at me and said they were not interested in anything about GOD. Of course, that peaked my interest and I asked him why? Their answer was see that bird over there by the gate? I replied yes. They said that they had killed the bird. I asked why? They said because we wanted to. Then I asked them how? they said that they belong to a coven, and they had reached a point where they were able to kill animals by spells. I remarked that they are power was quite impressive. They smiled at that statement. I then said well, you’re god must be awful powerful.  Of course he is. They said look what we were able to do. I then said to them well I suppose your god and my God probably do not get along? This is correct what is the response. I replied that your god would want you eliminate my God or anyone who represents him correct? I knew they would fall into their own trap. The Bible tells us that. absolutely right was their response to me. I would never recommend anybody ever do this unless you get a direct decree from God himself. JESUS  even worn those of this when the enemy put him on the temple and told him to jump off. JESUS  response was I will not tell my FATHER. The SPIRITUAL REALM is no place to be playing games. I told them that I am a believer in the Bible, which talks about your little god. Apparently they had never read the Bible did not know that Lucifer was mentioned in the WORD. However, I remarked that my GOD is stronger than yours. they adamantly disagreed. I then said well let’s put it to the test do you dare? Absolutely. Great what is my reply so here is your test. Seeing that your little god hates anything I stand for you would agree correct. YES!!!! Your are correct. I told them because I know my God will not allow anything to happen to me. I want you both to put a spell on me like you did the bird. I want you to have your little. God killed me right here right now. They looked at me very puzzled. Hi hi ask them. Do you understand what I want you to do. Yes there reply. I told them well if you got the power, did you say you have it should be nothing for you to repeat what you did to the bird. They were likely pretty twisted that I would give them such a dare. I repeated the question one more time doesn’t your little god hate me for who I am who I trust and especially the ONE who sent me. They had no good answer as by now they realized either I knew something they didn’t or I was crazy. I remarked part of you wants to try. Also part of you hates me and my GOD. Yet there’s a part of you that has doubt. They said we would never kill a person. I said well where will it end. If you got this super power through your little god he will give you more power to kill bigger things. You may want to stop at birds but your god isn’t and you know this. He will demand something in return for such power and that would be to destroy anything that my GOD allows me to do. The easiest way to do that is to kill me. Now we both know your little god wants me dead. Their reply was well where’s your super power. I told them it’s the HOLY SPIRIT that lives in me. Well what is your super power? It is to allow you to play your games and totally fail as I told them MY GOD IS STRONGER then yours. Therefore my FATHER will not allow your foolishness to interfere with my calling. So I want you to try. No we don’t want to. I laughing replied you don’t or you can’t. Before they could remark [BY KNOW I THIS IS NOT ABOUT THEIR SALVATION] I reminded them of their obligation to kill me actually to please your god you need to. If you can’t do this for yourselves to prove how powerful your god is THEN DO IT FOR him. They were extremely frazzled by now. I continue to do the Elijah thing and kept pointing out their god is frightened but angry. See he has NO POWER OVER ME So you two have no power over me. I’m waiting for you to try and fail to take my life. I give you permission to try. We three sat there for a few minutes and just looked at each other. I finally stood up as I remarked this little experiment is over. NOW WE THREE KNOW MY GOD has more power then their god. I gave them this last thing to contemplate. If and we know it to be true MY GOD is more powerful. Then maybe you should consider who’s team your on. Either you on the LIGHT/RIGHT side or the DARKSIDE/WRONG side. Your side is and will loose. I never saw them again they were moved. You may ask where was the INTERVENTION. That’s simple enough. GOD put me there at that time to put myself in harms way and HE protected me. We all know as believers the enemy seeks to devour us destroy us. He usually does this my distracting us from KINGDOM BUILDING He doesn’t often get a chance to take a life. Yet that can happen when we become a liability to the KINGDOM. But to offer yourself up for that chance to take my life is something you know he was asking for. HOWEVER GOD SAID NO. I’ve never done that since. I do realize how dangerous that was. Yet if GOD is for me who can be against me. Better put. IF I AM FOR GOD NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME/US WILL PREVAIL. 

    AGAIN THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOU GRACIOUSNESS TO CONTINUE REVISITING HERE. I DO GREATLY APPRECIATE SUCH SUPPORT. IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK. UNTIL THEN GODS SPEED 

    BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

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    January 28, 2023 9:57 AM EST

                                                                INTERVENTION 

                                                                NO WHERE TO GO. 

     

    BACK WHEN I WAS A YOUNG TEEN MINI BIKES WERE A BIG THING. IT TOOK TWO SUMMERS FOR ME TO EARN ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ONE. ONCE I GOT MINE MOST OF MY FRIENDS GOT ONE TOO. WE LIVED IN THE COUNTRY BY THEN AND HAD ALL KINDS OF ROOM TO RIDE OUR BIKES. MY ONE FRIEND STEVE HAD BOUGHT A USED ONE. HE HARDLY EVER GOT TO RACE HIS BIKE WITH THE REST OF US AS IT WAS ALWAYS BREAKING DOWN. IDK EXACTLY WHAT MONTH IT WAS BUT DO KNOW IT WAS IN THE SUMMER. I KNOW IT WAS SATURDAY AFTERNOON. STEVE CALLED ME UP TO COME LOOK AT HIS BIKE. SEEMS THE THROTTLE WAS GETTING HUNG UP. I RODE OVER TO HIS PLACE. AS YOU PULL INTO STEVES HOUSE THERE ARE TWO DRIVEWAYS. THE RIGHT SIDE IS PAVED. THE LEFT SIDE IS MADE IF SHAKE AND LOOSE STONES. HIS PROPERTY ENDED THREE FEET AWAY. NEXT TO HIS HOUSE WAS A COW PASTURE SURROUNDED BY BARBED WIRE. BETWEEN HIS PROPERTY ANY THE PASTURE WAS A TWO FOOT SLOOP TOWARD THE FENCE. THE FENCE WAS FOUR STRAND AND WAS ABOUT DRIVEWAY HIGH AT ITS TOP STRAND OF WIRE. I GOT ON THE BIKE AND DROVE AROUND THE HOUSE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. I TOOK IT EASY TILL I COULD SEE WHERE THE CABKE FOR THE THROTTLE WAS HANGING  UP. I STRAIGHTENED OUT THE FIXTURE THAT CONNECTED THE CABLE TO THE THROTTLE AND SPRAYED SOME WD40 ON IT. I TOOK IT BACK OUT AND AFTER FEW LAPS AROUND THE BOUSE IT WAS WORKING PERFECT. THEN I FIGURED WHAT THE HECK LETS TAKE THIS BIKE FOR A REAL RIDE. I HAD GONE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE (APP.20mph.)  THIS PARTICULAR TIME AS I CAME ACROSS THE FRONT YARD AND WAS SETTING UP FOR MY TURN UNTO THE LEFT DRIVEWAY. THIS TIME HOWEVER THE THROTTLE STUCK ON FULL SPEED.  I KNEW INSTANTLY THIS WAS NOT THE WAY I HAD INTENDED TO END MY SATURDAY. THE THING IS I HAD TWO CHOICES WITH NO WHERE TO GO EXCEPT INTO THIS FENCE. I KNOW I WAS THINKING I COULD JUMP OFF NOW. THAT WOULD HURT ALOT. DID I MENTION I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF PAIN. THE OTHER CHOICE JUST DRIVE THE BIKE STRAIGHT INTO THE TOP OF THE FENCE. THAT SEEMED EVERY BIT AS PAINFUL. EITHER WAY I WAS GOING FOR A RIDE. I DID MY BEST TO TRY AND MAKE THE TURN BUT TO NO AVAIL. AS I WAS TRYING TO MAKE THE TURN I-DUMPED THE BIKE. I HAD MADE UP MY MIND TO HIT THE FENCE SIDEWAYS NOT STRAIGHT ON. STILL GOING 15/20 mph I DUMP THE BIKE ON THE SLOOP AT THIS POINT I AM TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO LAND IN THIS FENCE.   THIS IS WHERE GOD STEPS IN. AS I SLIDE DOWN THE SLOOP I ACTUALLY SLID DOWN THE SLOOP NOT STAY AIR BORN. I AM PRETTY SURE AT THAT POINT I CLOSED BY EYES FOR A SECOND. WHEN I LOOK I AM SLIDING UNDER THE FENCE. MEANING I WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN ONE STRAND NOT FOUR. WHEN THE BIKE AND I CAME TO A STOP I WAS LAYING UNDER THE FENCE WITH MY JEANS RIPPED FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE LEG TO MY WAIST. BUT NOT EVEN A SCRATCH ANYWHERE. THE BIKE WAS STILL RUNNING FULL SPEED BUT WAS NOT TOUCHING ANYTHING TO CAUSE ANY DAMAGE OR HARM. OF COURSE WHEN STEVE GOT TO ME HE WAS AS AMAZED AS I WAS THAT I WASN’T ALL TORE UP. I REACHED DOWN AND KILLED THE SWITCH. STEVE JUST LOOKING AT ME ASKED IF I WAS OK. I REPLIED YES N PROCEEDED TO TELL HIM HOW MY SUPERVISOR RIDING SKILLS KEPT ME FROM HARMS WAY. STEVES DAD MAFE HIM GET RID OF THE BIKE LATER THAT WEEK. I MADE IT THROUGH THAT INCIDENT AS GOD WAS MY POLIT I WAS JUST HIS PASSENGER. THAT COULD HAVE ENED IN SO MANY TRAGIC WAYS. YET EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT SAVED YET GOD ALREADY HAD BEEN WORKING ON MY PATH TO SALVATION AND THEN INTO HIS SERVICE. 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR STOPPING BY TODAY. MAY YOU FIND A BLESSINGS IN HERE SOMEWHERE. IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK. UNTIL THEN GODS SPEED. 

    BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at January 30, 2023 5:10 PM EST