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INTERVENTION

    • 445 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

    • 445 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
    • 445 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 

    • 445 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

    • 445 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

    • 445 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
    • 445 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

    • 445 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 

    • 445 posts
    January 28, 2023 9:57 AM EST

                                                                INTERVENTION 

                                                            ONLY ONE PLACE 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 September 22, 2023 9:40 PM EDT
    • 445 posts
    February 9, 2023 8:07 AM EST

                                                            INTERVENTION 

     

                                                  WAS THAT WHAT WE THINK 

     

    In the past, I had mentioned to you how I had become Youth Pastor at the Methodist Church while working for YFC (Youth For Christ). Today  I’m going to share it with you one of many unbelievable experiences we had while we were ministers there. When my wife to be and I first met our first date was a basketball game. Very sweet didn’t cost me any money didn’t have to go to dinner didn’t you have to get dressed up just had to go out and do something that I enjoyed. However, I was going to be playing against a young lady. Very quickly as we played I realize that she was much better than I thought. I was actually losing to her six to two. When I decided I’d better get serious. I did win 11 to 8. However, we realized at that moment that the Lord was putting us together to do some kind of ministry. We figured out that the minute she would have something to do with sports. So we developed a sports program that would be able to be plugged into any local church’s youth group.

     

    So this is where we start. Every Saturday we will get together in play all kinds of different sports. The ministry work like this, the youth would bring their friends to the sports Saturday. Afterwords, we were together in the upper room where we had our youth center. It was our custom to circle up and pray before I would present the GOSPEL. One thing we always did was we would invite the Lord into the room and demand that anything demonic, or anti-God would have to leave the room. We did this for several months. It became extremely routine, and I sensed that the youth thought it was just a ritual.  Therefore, they did not see the power of prayer.

    This particular Saturday as I prayed, mind you most of the youth that we have in our group were from the islands. They are extremely sensitive to the spiritual realm. Usually they are very much aware of the dark side of, the spiritual realm. As I prayed this night, I demanded that the demonic influences would have to leave. However, they were commanded to go out through the door. Earlier I had gone to pray by myself to ask for GODS POWER TO TRANSPIRE i had asked that  HE would speak to our youth so they would get their focus on HIM and make an impact on our youth As I was praying I heard the door cracked open . I thought maybe somebody was coming to visit us for i  was the last one through the door, and I had shut it tight. As I was moving on to pray for the souls to be sensitive to the GOSPEL,the door slam shot. Instantly every youth in that room looked uP, with  trepidation in their eyes. Even I was somewhat amazed that the Lord would force whatever demon it was out of the room, and as they left, slamming the door on the way out, as if they were angry, they could not stay. One of the girls asked me was that what I think it was?  I asked what do you think you experienced? She replied, I believe we just kicked out Satan. I told her I’m not sure if it was him, but it was definitely one of his agents or more. The reason the door slammed is it the Lord wanted to make sure you understood the power of prayer. Also that  did you have power over the  Dark side. Remembering that our Lord said greater, is he that lives within us then he who is of this world. They learned the Lord would listen to their prayers. They became extremely aware that as a focused group of young people that were determined to share the GOSPEL Therefore we would all have a target on our back. Not to fear for our Lord have has our back . Truly, the Lord works in mysterious ways. From that moment on everything changed with these young Christians Over the next 18 months more than 500 youth received CHRIST as savior. There ate many other things that happened in that 18 months of service in the Methodist church setting. 

    i still have more I will share while serving with my future wife durning our first assignment from the Lord. I will share also how we ended up there and not in another place of worship. I promise to circle back and share other times GOD showed up in a BIG way. Thank You All for dropping by. Idk quite understand the interest in my life’s experiences, but am grateful you ALL still come back. I truly pray that as you read these experiences I had that you to will share a time when GOD showed up for you.

    Idk when I will be back. Until then GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at February 9, 2023 8:15 AM EST
    • 445 posts
    February 17, 2023 8:13 AM EST

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

                                                            ONE MORE HOUR

    THIS TOOK PLACE WHEN I WAS YOUNG DUMB AND HAD NO FEAR. THIS ALSO WAS IN MY FIRST MARRIAGE AND EARLY INTO MY DRUG DEALING. WE HAD OUR NETWORK ALL SET. WE HAD A PROFESSOR THAT WAS THE MAIN MONEY MAN TO GET US STARTED. HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE AGRICULTURE. HE HAD TRAINED THREE OTHERS HOW TO GROW. WE HAD A DISTRICT ATTORNEY (THATS PRETTY HANDY RITE) TWO DISPATCHERS. WE WOULD GET A CALL FROM EITHER IF THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION THE DA WOULD TELL SIX MONTHS AHEAD OF TIME. THE DISPATCHERS WOULD CALL US AND LET US KNOW IF THERE WAS ANY POLICE ACTIVITY IN OUR AREA. IT GETS BETTER IN CASE WE DID GET CAUGHT WE HAD A LAWER AND ANOTHER FRIEND WAS THE SINGLE ENGINE PLANE (THATS  CONVENIENT ) I HAD A GOOD FRIEND MOVED TO MENDOCINO COUNTY CA. IF YOUR FAMILIAR WITH THAT PART OF CA YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAD. THEN THERE WAS BILL N I RAN OUR COUNTY FOR SEVEN YEARS. I ALSO HAD A JOB AT THE GOLF COURSE. I RAN IT WHILE THE SUPERINTENDENT WAS ALWAYS OFF PLAYING GOLF. THIS IS THE BACK DROP FOR THIS POST 

    BECAUSE I WORKED THE GOLF COURSE I WOULD HAVE HALF DAY OFF EVERY FEW WEEKS. THATS WHEN I WOULD MAINTAIN MY YARD. I HAD OVER AN ACRE TO MOW. THIS WAS IN THE DOG DAYS OF AUGUST. AS MY CUSTOM I WOULD DO SOME SELF PREPARATION TO GET UP FOR THE TWO HOUR ORDEAL. I HAD SNORTED 1/2 GRAM OF SNOW AND BURNED A FEW NUMBERS. I GOT MY HEAD PHONES ON PUT MY FAVORITE GROUP ON ( OH THAT WOULD BE THE GOAT PINK FLOYD) I STARTED CUTTING LATER THEN I SHOULD HAVE. IT WAS 90 WITH 90% HUMILITY. MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THIS. WE WERE VERY AWARE OF THIS PHENOMENON AND HOW DANGEROUS IT WAS. WHEN THE TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY ADD UP TO MORE THE 150* THE HUMAN BODY CAN NOT COOL ITSELF JUST STANDING STILL. IF YOUR MOVING IN SUCH CONDITIONS IT WILL CATCH YOU. IT CAN KILL YOU. I KNEW THIS BUT I WAS VERY GOOD WITH HEAT BEING AN ATHLETE AND BEING IN GREATER SHAPE THEN ANYONE I RAN WITH. LETS NOT FORGET THAT YOUNG N DUMB THING. CUS I DID. AFTER AN HOUR I REALIZED THIS WOULD TAKE AT LEAST THREE MORE HOURS. SO I WOULD TAKE MINI BREAKS AND REPEAT MY PREPARATION AGAIN AN AGAIN. THE THRIRD HOUR I STARTED GETTING A HEAD ACHE BUT KEPT GOING. AT THIS POINT I NOTICED I STOPPED SWEATING WHICH WAS A BIG SIGN TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!! I WAS ONLY HALF HOUR OR SO AND I WOULD BE DONE. WHEN I HAD FINISHED I WAS PRETTY DIZZY AND FELT NAUSEOUS. I KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPING BUT AT THAT POINT IT WAS TO LATE. THAT I DID NOT APPRECIATE THE DELIMA I HAD JUST ENTERED. THINKING A LITTLE MORE SNOW WOULD PICK ME UP. IT DID NOT WORK. ID DRANK A CAN OF SPRITE. NO I DID NOT DRINK WATER. I THINK I HAD LOST THE ABILITY TO CONNECT THE DOTS. I WAS GETTING LIGHT HEADED. BY NOW IT WAS ROUND 4:00 UP IN SYRACUSE IT STAYS DAY LIGHT TILL 9:00. SO I STARTED GETTING SICK LOOSING WHATEVER LIQUID IN MY BODY. I VAGUELY REMEMBER THAT I WAS IN REAL TROUBLE BUT COULD NOT DRIVE SO I MADE IT TO THE BEDROOM AND JUST PASSED OUT LITERALLY. MY WIFE DID NOT GET HOME UNTIL 6:00. SHE TRIED TO WAKE ME UP. I WAS HOT TO THE TOUCH. I GUESS SHE COULD NOT WAKE ME UP. I WAS IN AND OUT. IDK WHEN BUT MY WIFE CALLED ONE OF MY BUDDIES I WORKED WITH. HE WAS ONLY 19 AND REALLY WAS NOT AWARE OF THE HEAT INDEX THING. IT WAS AROUND 7 NOW. RICKY AND MY WIFE PUT SOME COOL TOWELS ON ME. THEY WERE ABLE TO WAKE ME UP. BUT I COULDN'T WALK OR REALLY TALK. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS SLEEP. SOMEHOW THEY GOT ME IN THE CAR. I DONT REMEMBER THAT PART. I ONLY REMEMBER WAKING UP IN THE ICU. THEY HAD BEEN PUMPING IN FLUIDS INTO ME FOR OVER N HOUR. I GUESS IT WAS 11:00 WHEN THEY GOT ME FULL OF FLUIDS. I STILL HAD A POUNDING HEADACHE AND FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN RUN OVER BY A BUS. TALKING TO THE DOCTOR HE TOLD US IF ID NOT ARRIVED WHEN I DID I WOULD HAVE DIED FROM A COMBINATION OF SUNSTROKE HEAT EXHAUSTION AND DEHYDRATION. I WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE WISE TO PAY ATTENTION TO MY BODY AS THEY FELT THIS WOULD NOW BE A POTENTIAL ISSUE FOR ME THE REST OF MY LIFE. IT WOULD COME BACK TO HAUNT ME WAY IN THE FUTURE. THE DOCTOR TOOK ME ASIDE A GAVE ME A LECTURE ON THE ILLS OF WHAT I WAS DOING. HE THEN SAID THAT THE SNOW WAS WHAT KEPT MY BODY FROM SHUTTING COMPLETELY DOWN A LOT SOONER. SO THERES A MIXED MORAL LESSON THERE. NOT REALLY. YOU DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE AND CERTAINLY DO NOT INJEST 2 GRAMS OF SNOW AND BURN A 1/4 Z AND TRY ANYTHING. JUST DO NOT THINK SAYING NO. JUST DO NOT EVEN THINK OF IF. STAY CLEAR. NO ONE! NO ONE! NO ONE! EVER WILL WIN THAT GAME. IT WILL EITHER DESTROY EVERYTHING OR PUT YOU IN A PSYK WARD A CELL OR A BOX. REST ASURED IT WILL COST YOU. IT TOOK OVER TWO WEEKS TO TOTALLY RECOVER. I LEARNED THAT LESSON DRUGS HOT WEATHER AND WORKING OUTSIDE MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO ONES HEALTH. NO I DID NOT STOP. ACTUALLY I WAS RITE ON MY PERCEIVED PATH THAT I WOULD BE DEAD BY 30 THAT WAS SIX YEARS AWAY. I FIGURED I WOULD DIE YOUNG AND LEAVE A GREAT LOOKING CORPSE.  AND THIS WAS THE WAY I FIGURED ID GO OUT. SPOILER ALERT. I DID NOT PASS ON AT 30. LORD KNOWS IT WASNT FOR A LACK OF TRYING. IMAGINE HAVING TO PLAN YOUR LIFE AT 30 CUS YOUR FIRST N ONLY PLAN BLEW UP. 

    SO ENDS THIS CAUTIONARY TALE OF STUPIDITY. SEE AGAIN IF GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOU KNOW IT THEN HE WILL LET YOU WALK THROUGH THE FIRES OF LIFE ONLY TO PRESERVE YOU TILL YOU FALL INTO GOOD STATUS. THEN  TOGETHER WE WILL WORK ON OUR PURPOSE /CALLING. MAY THIS DAY FIND YOU BLEST THROUGH OUR LORD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I WILL BE BACK WITHIN A WEEK OR SO. UNTIL THEN GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 445 posts
    February 27, 2023 9:03 AM EST

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                                  LUCKY

     

    So you’re asking what does luck have to do with GOD?  After all luck would be totally contrary to GODS Providence. You’re right but LUCKY was my dog. She was a Black Lab. She truly was my best friend. We did everything together so much I could look at her and she would know exactly what I wanted. Ok so there’s the introduction. 

    This post will have to do again with my past life in the drug world. My NO means try these things,I only know now why HE followed me into this dark world (Psalms 23:4) as I look back and totally understand HE had called me into something that I agreed to but walked away from the whole church thing. I being younger would be called out on things that were not even in my sphere of influence. Yet the leaders would be much like the religious sets of CHRIST time.  They lived a double life. I saw the hypocrisy and after a betrayal of the Pastor I checked out. Nevertheless unbeknownst to me not knowing anything about how GOD worked. Like if you promise to follow through with something HE invited you to become. Me I asked what HE wanted me to be/do. HE replied you will be a Pastor. [I hope to share that experience with you one day soon] I agreed I eventually I said yes. This Became a COVENANT. That may not be the case with others who are foolish enough to enter that world ( DO NOT TEMT GOD] You go in there’s no promise HE will rescue you before the negative effects of this world will d to you. There are only a few outcomes to this world and NONE are good. Plus just cus I’m writing this to you that it didn’t cost me deeply while I was there. IT DID. 

    This happened a few years into my my drug world. I have a driving force to be the best I can with the emphasis on being better than everyone else. Where I fit in while in this world I started out street level scoring for self. Moved into small time street dealer. I kept finding ways to improve my position. At this time I was tied in with a group of men who grew up in the 60’s  They realized dealing in the drug world could be very lucrative and set up a network. Maybe one day I will share how deep these guys thought everything out. That said I was know in the position of being a partner with a guy called Billy. We ran 95% of all top grade products. I had three of my friends working for me. So often I would be running for several days straight without sleep. There is always a time when you can’t stay awake with just coffee or Pepsi. So we would turn to snow. Except my know I’d learned to make freebase from it. Horribly addictive. I had been on one of those more than four days. In the beginning I didn’t allow any of my buddys know of the other. Another words they never showed up on the same day. If they did it would be hours apart. My approach was to turn them onto what was going on know but show them where we were going according to the resources we would be working with.  I would make sure I did twice as much as they would and still functioned with ease. I also had a league job. You have to have a source for your money. Now I made three hundred a week on the course but thousands from drugs. I never bought anything that could draw notice. LIVE WITH IN YOUR MEANS. So my routine would be up at 4am to be at work at 5am. I’d get out at 2:30. I would often party with a few of the crew. I also burned all day on the course. My motto was. I GET PAID TO CUT GRASS AND SMOKE IT. I’d get home by 5. I’d get things set for the evening meeting with one of my boys. They would be able to come twice a week. I’d let them show at 8-9pm and often partied until 11 or so. I’d try to hit the rack for few hours of sleep. This week I had no sleep. I had to work later on the course. That pushed everything two three hours off. This meant for six days I’d not slept. I finally couldn’t find ANYTHING that was going to keep me awake. It was early winter and I had a few days off as we waited on more mower reals to come in. I would sharpen them for other golf courses. It was getting down in the twenties at night. I heated my house with a wood stove. This Saturday night I packed the wood stove so tight I hardly could get it started. I knew I would be sleeping for at least 24 hours. So I needed to make sure the living room stayed heated (That’s where I slept. I closed off most of the rest of the house. I took few more hits and laid down and immediately fell asleep. It was about two hours later my dog LUCKY woke me up by licking my face and pawing at me. I have know idea how long she was trying to wake me. I was aware of five minutes as I thoight i was dreaming. Eventually she woke me up. It took a minute or two to grasp the seriousness of my situation. Actually I had two dogs. Bum who was with me for 19 years. They both were taring me in the eye once they got my attention. Once I came to my senses I was pouring sweating which was odd cus wen I went to sleep the room was round 50*but know it was over 95*  After checking the temperature first I knew I’d need to let the heat go directly outside. As I looked at the stove I was blown away but what I was seeing. The cast iron stove was totally red and the sides were literally so hot they were beginning to ripple. They were about to break down to the point that any thin spot would likely melt. Yet that wasn’t my biggest problem. The pipe that went out the wall was triple insulated to keep the older houses walls from being effected. Well not only the stove was red but the insulated connector was glowing bright red. It was worse the wall was starting to get so hot it was peeling the paint from round the coupler. I was about to burn the house down. It was so hot that even the pipe going outside and up were glowing orange four feet up the outside pipe. I couldn’t put water on it as idk if that would be such a change in temperature I had know idea what that could do or at least didn’t think anything good would happen. My only choice was to open up the flu and let the fire get all the air to burn even hotter but way quicker. Either way I could burn the house down. I choose to open the flu and hope for the best. It took half hour before I could actually touch the stove to restart a fire. I didn’t realize GOD had used my dogs to spare my life. I just at the time counted it as luck. I did think about it later the next day when I finally woke  up that it could be GOD Yet cus I didn’t know the depths of the LOVE HE had for me that HE was going to make sure I would become that Pastor we both agreed upon. So I did dismiss it as I couldn’t rap my mind round that JESUS would be with me in that world. Later in my 30’s when I looked back in time as I was now moving toward HIS will for me and saw it totally different. Did I deserve to be rescued from my own stupidity NO! Yet I was today I am so grateful for HIS INTERVENTION. So many things have come to pass that I could not EVER IMAGINE. I will one day list some of the main things GOD Allowed me to join HIM in the BUILDING OF THE KINGDOM. 

    THIS CONCLUDES ANOTHER BAD EXAMPLE I WAS INVOLVED IN. I DO THANK YOU FOR YOUR NONJUDGMENTAL APPROACH TO ME. YET SO MANY HAVE READ THESE POSTS AND NEVER COMMENT NOR HAS ANYONE VISITED MY PAGE AND OUT OF THE 183 WHO DID VISIT ONLY 21 REQUESTED TO BECOME FRIENDS.  NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS.  IT DOESNT MEAN I DO NOT APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU TAKING TIME TO READ THESE POSTS. I WILL TRY AND COME BACK ONCE A WEEK OR SO. UNTIL GODS SPEED. 

    BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 445 posts
    March 6, 2023 5:23 PM EST

                                                             INTERVENTION  

                                                               ROLLOVER pt1 

    I HAD TOLD YOU THAT MY FAVORITE SECULAR JOB WAS WORKING ON GOLF COURSE. I WAS TOLD BY MANY THAT IF YOU WERE GOOD AT GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE IN NY IF YOU WOULD TO MOVE TO FL YOU COULD MAKE $15/hr. THIS WAS IN THE LATE 70’s WELL I DID MOVE TO FL AND FOUND THINGS HAD RADICALLY CHANGED. THEY PAID $10. IT DID NOT MATTER I STILL LOVED BEING OUTSIDE. NEVER WAS A FOUR WALL TYPE GUY. 

    THE GOLF COURCE I GOT A JOB AT WAS NICE BUT THE EQUIPMENT WAS NOT TOP OF THE LINE. NOTHING I COULD NOT USE BUT SOME OF THEM I HAD TO BE CAREFUL. DOWN HERE THE COURSES ARE QUITE OFTEN SURROUNDED BY WATER. THAT WAS THE CASE HERE. THE TEES AND GFEENS WERE BUILT UP AND EVERYTHING SLOPED DOWN ANYWHERE FROM 30 DEGREES TO 60 DEGREES. THEY DIDN’T HAVE A REAL MECHANIC. WILLE WAS GOOD AT ENGINS. HYDROELECTRICS NOT SO MUCH. ONE OF THE MACHINES NEEDED DOWN HERE IS A MACHINE CALLED A HILLSIDER. THESE MACHINES WOULD TILT TO KEEP CENTER OF GRAVITY. THEY ALSO HAD FRONT WHEEL INDEPENDENT STEERING TWO WHEEL DRIVE. THE MACHINE HAS TWO LEVERS THAT YOU PUSH FORWARD TO MOVE FORWARD. AS YOU PUSHED THE LEVERS FUTHER FORWARD THE FASTER IT WOULD GO. YOU ALSO TURNED IT BY PUSHING ONE LEVER FORWARD AND THE OTHER BACKWARDS. THE HILLSIDER THEY HAD WASNT WORKING FOR FEW YEARS BEFORE I GOT THERE. I WACHED WILLIE WORK ON THAT ALL SUMMER. FINALLY THEY HAD IT RUNNING AND WANTED ME TO TEST IT. IT TOOK ME ONE MINUTE TO RELIZE THAT THE RIGHT SIDE DRIVE WHEEL WAS PULLING FASTER THEN THE LEFT.  THERES NO WAY TO BALANCE THE TWO SIDES. THEY WORKED AT IT A LITTLE MORE BUT IT WAS NOT IDEAL. I WAS THE ONLY ONE THEY HAD THAT COULD USE IT. I PROTESTED VEHEMENTLY TO NO AVAIL. I WAS TOLD TO USE IT OR LOOSE IT. 

    I NEEDED THE JOB. SO IVE BEEN USING IT FOR FEW HOURS. THIS SIDE OF THE GOLF COURSE I WAS NOT  FAMILIAR WITH. I CAME AROUND THE FRONT OF THE TEE KEEPING THE RIGHT WHEEL BELOW ME IN HOPES TO KEEP ENOUGH TRACTION TO GET ALL WAY ROUND IT. I WAS FOURTY FEET ABOVE THE CANNAL THAT SURROUND THE COURSE. I HAD REACHED HALF WAY DOWN THE TEE WHEN I STARTED TO LOOSE TRACTION WITH THE WITH THE RIGHT WHEEL. THE LEFT WAS NOT PULLING AT ALL. I BACKED UP A LITTLE AND WAS ABLE TO MOVE LITTLE FURTHER AHEAD. I GOT STUCK AGAIN. THERE WAS NO REAL WAY TO GO. I HAD TO BACK UP. THIS TIME IT WENT HORRIBLY WRONG.  THE LEFT WHEEL GRABBED TRACTION AND I STARTED GOING BACKWARD BUT DOWN THE HILL. THE RIGHT WHEEL DRIVE GAVE OUT. NOW I AM GOING BACKWARDS PROBABLY 10-15mph THIS MACHINE DID NOT HAVE A ROLLBAR. THEY TOOK IT OFF AND TRIED TO MAKE A UMBRELLA INSTEAD. NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM GOING TO GO INTO THE CANAL. MY ONLY HOPE WAS THAT I DID NOT WARE TGE SEAT BELT. KNOWING THAT I KNEW ID HAVE TO DUCK DOWN AS IT WENT IN. I ONLY REMEMBER LOTS OF GREEN GRASS AND I WAS IN THE WATER. THIS WAS BUILT WITH CORAL ROCK THAT LAYS JUST FIVE FEET UNDER OUR GRASS. IT HAPPENEC SO FAST AND I WAS ROLLING OVER WITH THE MOWER AND BLADES STILL SPINNING. INSTINCTIVELY I TOOK A DEEP BREATH IF I GET STUCK ON THIS I COULD GO ANOTHER 40 FEET DEEP. AS IM NOW TOTALLY UNDERWATER AND AM BETWEEN THE MACHINE AND THE TWO FOOT LEDGE OF CORAL. I HAVE TO LET THE THREE TON MACHINE ROLL OVER ME AND FALL INTO THE DEEP END. WHAT I DO NOT KNOW IS IF IT WELL ROLL ALL THE WAY OVER OR ID BE STUCK THERE JUST TWO FEET FROM THE SURFACE. IDK HOW LONG IT TOOK PROBABLY THIRTY SECONDS. SEEMED LONGER I LOOKED TO MY RIGHT AND SAW JUST ENOUGH DAYLIGHT ROOM TO PUSH OFF AND GET OUT FROM UNDER THIS MACHINE. I SOMEHOW GOT TO SHORE. OUT OF BREATH. NO ONE SAW IT HAPPEN THANK GOD FOR THE LADY ACROSS THE CANAL SHE SAW IT AND CALLED THE AMBULANCE. I HEARD HER TELLING ME TO STAY STILL HELP WAS COMING. A FEW GOLFERS FINALLY HEARD THE LADY SCREAMING AND CAME OVER I HAD CUT MY LEG OPEN FROM THE CORAL. IT REQUIRED EIGRT STITCHES AND ANTIBIOTICS FROM INFECTION MANY GET FROM CORAL CUTS. 

    I REALLY DO NOT KNOW HOW EVERYTHING WAS SO WRONG BUT SOME HOW GOD PROVIDED A WAY. IM GOING TO LEAVE THIS HERE THERE IS A SHORT PART TWO. THE PART TWO I KNOW NOW WAS WHY I HAD THE ACCIDENT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    I WILL BE BACK IN A WEEK OR SO. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BORE YOU FOR AWHILE. UNTIL THEN. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at March 6, 2023 5:24 PM EST
    • 24 posts
    March 7, 2023 9:37 AM EST

    Wow! Looking forward to Part 2, Daryl.

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    March 7, 2023 5:05 PM EST

    Lynn I’m glad you are waiting. Thank you. Not many people comment on my posts. This was the physical part of it. There will still be physical things in it. However it does teach me SPIRITUAL matters. Plus a small peek behind the scenes to how HE did things and things HE could do. I wasn’t even remotely connected to any healthy relationship on my part with GOD K better stop before I give it away. I will hold off on the conclusion for while. I have few other things to share that GOD reminded me of. Thank You again My Dear Sister. Always a blessing to hear from you. Hope you n yours are recovering well from the crazy summer BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 445 posts
    March 14, 2023 8:57 AM EDT

                                                               INTERVENTION 

                                                                  THE FALL 

     

    In between my job is a golf course, maintenance and construction, I worked in insulation for a while. I have been working with a big company for two years when I began to realize that they were making a lot of money off of me and my partner. Our truck was bringing in 20 $25,000 a day, I have been promised a decent raise and bonuses. However, it never really transpired, so what is want to do? I find another place to work. I found a small company to work for. The pay was a little bit better but nowhere near where it should have been.  However I needed the job so I stayed. The jobs that we would do was called foam insulation. Sometimes we would be able to apply the product from the inside of the house. Most of the time you were working on older houses so we had to do it from the outside. So we would drill 2 inch Holles in the exterior walls. Depending on the size of the house will dictate how many holes we would have to put in it. We would find the void between the two studs in the wall. We were drill holes, halfway up the wall in between each floor. The house that we were working on had three stories. I had recently hired a friend of mine that lives next door. He was a native Indian. I was always under the impression that native Indians were able to walk on the smallest beam in the highest places it was natural for them. One reason is they walk one foot in front of the other. Most people walk with their feet pretty much at our side. I hired Bob. Wouldn’t you know it Bob was afraid of heights. I don’t like height very much at all. We had been working on the house for several days. This was our last day. The day I’d hoped Bob would be able to do naturally. Our last set of holes were 20 plus feet high. All we had was a twenty foot old wooden latter with old rounded legs at the bottom. I had to set the latter on the sidewalk to get to the last two holes. Putting this latter on the sidewalk presented serious possibilities of the latter kicking out from under you. I had only one safe choice and that was for Bob to hold the latter in place while I took the 15 pound hog drill all the way to extent of the latter. As I was drilling the last hole the latter kicked out. I was shocked that I was falling. I only remember thinking this is going to definitely hurt. I saw on the way down. Yellow clap board. Then I hit a lip on the top of the first floor. Thinking hoping that the latter would stop there and Bob would steady the latter. Well that didn’t happen either. I have know idea the speed I was falling. Yet I was going fast enough that when I hit the picture window about ten feet from the sidewalk and didn’t break nor go through it. There’s no way that should happen. It only happened because the speed I was falling. Then everything went black. Idk how long I was out but remember hearing Bob say I’m not gonna ask if your ok. I’m wondering if there’s any place that doesn't hurt. As I came to I was face down on the sidewalk. My legs had fallen in between two rungs basically meaning my legs hit first and should have broke both legs around the knee cap. Likely they should have been damage to my hips and knees. Only by GOD and his INTERVENING was I spared. When I.came to I quickly looked for the drill. It was still hanging  precariously over my head. This would have likely killed me if it hit me from that distance. I was not a happy camper to say the least. I looked at Bob and asked what happened. He said after the first hole he left the latter to pac up our tools. I got really angry and Bob was the one receiving that anger. It took bout ten minutes for me to calm down. Then I took a closer look on what I went through. Sadly I didn’t put GOD in the equation. I chalked it up to ding very lucky and extremely in great shape. It was only years n years later before I began to recognize that GOD was always there. I just didn’t know how to acknowledge such profound interest in my life. Especially the life style I was involved in. I’ve learned that when JESUS said I will never leave you or forsake you. That meant even when we are knowingly living a life not pleasing to the LORD He still is there to watch over us. I believe that when I asked GOD what I’d be He told me and He would be faithful to get me there no matter how far away I thought I was to him I never really left. Remembering The Father sees us through the  eyes/blood of CHRIST. He sees us sinless or at least Justified. The reality is GOD is doing all kinds of things to accomplish his will our purpose. 

    This ends the another time where GOD stepped in to rescue me. If you read this then maybe you will evaluate your past and see where GOD stepped in for you. There’s something miraculous when you see/notice that HE has been there for you. I hope that encourages you to post some of the things you now know. I not sure when I will be back. Until then I want to thank you for your continuous visiting here to read my stories. May the LORD BLESS your every endeavor. GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

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    March 14, 2023 11:01 AM EDT

    Daryl, I know God is always there for us even when we don't deserve it or aren't following Him as we should. I know He sees are whole life so He knew then what your future would be. Blessings, Lynn

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    March 14, 2023 11:02 PM EDT

    My Dear Friend Lynn. You’re a genius. Now hear me out first. Proverbs mentions a person I known for their few words are WISE. You said what took me several hundred words in 38 Words. That said it is wonderful to know our LORD continues to LOVE us even at our worst. Thx for responding. Blessings One Love PD

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    March 26, 2023 5:01 PM EDT

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                                   KIESHA 

     

    This is tied into one of my earlier posts. That post had to do with lights going on and off around me most of my adult life. Here’s where I got that download. I had been working as a Youth Pastor at  the 1st Methodist of Hollywood. I was also functioning in the capacity of Director for YFC at S Broward Fl. I had the privilege to be involved in so many Ministries through YFC. One was getting into the HRS back then it’s now CPA. It is not easy to get GOD in the bureaucratic system designed to keep CHRIST out. 

    My future wife and I were working together in the in the whole youth group. We had been there about five months, one of the main places we were pulling kids out of was The HRS System. It was a home where the youth were one last step away from becoming independent. I had been ministering to the youth there. They had 6 boys and 6 girls. So they knew each other very well. I had shared the GOSPEL with all the youth there except one 16 year girl. No one seemed to like her. Her name is KIESHA she was from Haiti. I had not gone on my 2 Missionary Trips to Haiti but am/was aware much of the culture. So looking back I personally feel most of her room mates thought or knew and or she practiced VOODOO. KIESHA Had a Very Bad Wondering Eye and was immature as a 16 year old. All that gave way to constant bullying. 

    Being I’d reached the others in the building/Dormitory. When I came in that Wednesday KIESHA was the only one left to talk to. KIESHA was sitting at the table at the corner of the girls dorm. I had told her the week before I was coming this Wednesday just to see her. That’s when I heard the heckling begin. Others came to me and asked why talk to her. They seemed to feel she would not respond either way. They made it clear that her culture would be an issue. Those types of responses only tell me that KIESHA was most definitely the reason I’m here.  So when I get to the back I start to walk up to her. Oddly she was pleased I was coming. She told me no one ever kept their promise. There were a few teens lingering around the table to see how this will play out. As KIESHA had run other people who would come to talk bout GOD. 

    We spent ten minutes or so just talking. As n Evangelist I know you have 20-25 minutes to share the GOSPEL. After that it becomes difficult to keep one focused on the TOIPC. Because she had lot of questions I let it go. I think it was bout half hour before I started giving her the GOSPEL. Because all her questions were answered I began to ask her questions she couldn’t answer. As I got closer to her having to make a choice the light over the table began to flicker. I asked if anyone had seen this light do that. Everyone answered no. I told KIESHA not to pay attention to the lights. Then the very second she said AMEN from her prayer of salvation the light actually just blew up. 

    As I was driving home I ask GOD what just happened. HE Told me you didn’t not grasp the intensity of the SPIRITUAL WAR that takes place outside the Physical Realm. I (GOD) wanted to make it perfectly clear to you how intense the battle is in the SPIRITUAL REALM so I decided to use the PHYSICAL REALM to get your mind wrapped around it. From that day on I kept my eyes open to see how often and where. I found that these lights were going on and off different times a day and in different places. It still happens on averages three four times a week. As in the first post on this subject I asked the youth to watch and see if they noticed the phenomena. In the beginning they missed it. WHY you ask. Great Question I Hope to give you a Great Answer. It’s predominantly cus no one notices for it’s not something that happens to them. So when it did happen I’d bring it to their attention. They caught on after fifteen twenty times. Why good question because they trained their mind to look for it. Over the next few months I saw it happen almost every time someone wanted/needed CHRIST. 

    I TAKE THE SPIRITUAL WAR VERY SERIOUS. I AM GRATEFUL GOD SPOKE TO ME BOUT THE WARFARE. I KNOW NOW I AM IN THE BATTLE. THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAY BY STOPPING IN TO READ ANYTHING I WRITE. YOU ALL BLESS ME SO MUCH. IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK. MY FOCUS NOW IS A NEW POST RESURRECTION SUNDAY. UNTIL THEN GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 445 posts
    April 4, 2023 8:09 AM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

                                                       HE’S NOT GOING TO DIE. 

    ALL MY POSTS I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THE HOWS ECT. NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU THINKING *HE DID NOT SEEM TO LEARN MUCH FROM HIS EXPERIENCES*. WELL THAT IS KINDA TRUE. HOWEVER I DID KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING. JUST DID NOT CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES. HOWEVER THIS POST I KNOW NOTHING OF. I DID NOT EVEN THINK OF IT. WHEN I WAS THREE OR FOUR MONTHS OLD (BACK IN THE DAY). I AM NOT SURE WHAT MOM NOTICED THAT WAS DIFFERENT. IT WAS NOT ANYTHING THAT JUMPED OUT  I GUESS I WAS A BIT LETHARGIC. MOMS NOTICE THINGS PRETTY QUICK OIR FIRST YEAR OR TWO. MOM SAID IT WAS THE THIRD DAY WHEN SHE DECIDED TO CALL THE DOCTOR. BACK THEN THEY WOULD COME TO THE HOUSE ( BACK IN THE DAY). HE TOOK SOME VITALS WHEN HE LISTENED TO MY BREATHING HE WAS VERY ALARMED. HE TOLD MOM TO GET ME TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. THE DOCTOR TOLD MOM N DAD I HAD PNEUMONIA AND IT IS NOT NOT GOOD. 

    SO MOM N DAD LOAD US IN THE CAR AND OFF TO THE HOSPITAL. THE NURSES TOOK ME AND GOT ME READY TO SEE THE DOCTOR. IT WAS ONLY A FEW MINUTES. HE ASKED WHY WE WERE THERE. MOM TOLD HIM WHAT OUR PRIMARY DOCTOR SAID. HE CHECKED MY BREATHING. HE TURNED TO MOM AND DAD AND TOLD THEM THE PNEUMONIA WAS MUCH WORSE THEN OUR PRIMARY THOUGHT. HE TOLD THEM HE WAS SORRY BUT THERE IS NOTHING  WE CAN DO. HE WELL BE DEAD BY TOMORROW MORNING. WE CAN KEEP HIM HERE AND MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE. 

    MOM AND DAD WERE BLOWN AWAY. THEY TALKED BOUT WHAT TO DO. DAD WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN AT THAT TIME. THAT WON’T HAPPEN FOR ANOTHER 13 YEARS. DAD KEPT TELLING MOM IT WAS HIS FAULT CUS HE DID NOT PLAY WITH ME ENOUGH. MOM TOLD DAD IT WAS NOT ANYONES FAULT. THEN PROCEEDED TO TELL DAD WE ARE TAKING HIM HOME * HE IS NOT GOING TO DIE*. DAD ASKS HOW SHE KNOWS THAT. SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN AND TOLD DAD. GOD WILL NOT TAKE HIM FROM US. HE IS VERY SICK AND IT WILL TAKE A FEW WEEKS TILL HE IS NORMAL AGAIN. THEY RETURNED TO TELL THE DOCTOR. HE WAS SURPRISED THEY WOULD TAKE ME HOME. MOM SAID IF YOU CAN NOT HELP HIM THERES NO SENCE IN LEAVING HIM HERE, BESIDES HE WON’T DIE FROM THIS. SO THEY LOAD ME IN THE CAR N OFF TO HOME. DAD ASKS AGAIN ABOUT HOW MOM KNOWS. SHE TELLS HIM GOD TOLD ME HE WOULD NOT. DAD LOOKING ASTONISHED WHEN MOM SAYS GOD HAS SOMETHING HE IS SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN HE BECOMES A MAN. THEREFORE WE NEED TO BE THANKFUL WE HAVE HIM. YET GOD IS TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. THAT IS WHY HE WILL DO THE IMPOSSIBLE AND SAVE HIM. [SURPRISE ENDING I MAKE IT]. MOM WAS RIGHT GOD DID HAVE A PLAN FOR ME. I BLEW THEM UP SEVERAL TIMES AT LEAST. THANK THE LORD HES THE GOD OF SECOND CHANCES N THEN SOME. 

    THAT IS ALL I HAVE ON THE ONE EVENT I CANT REMEMBER HOWEVER AT 15 MONTHS I HAVE MEMORIES OF HER SINGING TO ME UNDER THE APPLE TREE. I ASKED MOM IF SHE REMEMBERED THAT. SHE COULD NOT REMEMBER THE SPECIFIC DAY BUT DID SAY WE WOULD OFTEN SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE AND SHE WOULD SING. WHEN I TOLD HER THE WORDS FOR THE TWO SONGS I REMEMBERED SHE DID RECALL THEM. YET NOT BEFORE I MENTIONED IT TO HER. 

    THIS WAS SHORT BUT DEFINITELY GOD INTERVENED. IDK EXACTLY WHEN I WILL RETURN I HOPE WITHIN THE WEEK. UNTIL THE TY FOR STOPPING IN. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 445 posts
    April 9, 2023 9:31 PM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

                                               I CAN STILL MAKE IT TO SHORE 

     

    THIS HAPPENED MY JUNIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS DURNING SUMMER VACATION. I WAS JUST HANGING OUT BASICALLY BOARED. SO WHEN MY COUSIN STEVE ( HE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLDER ) HE ALSO WAS A VERY SERIOUS PRACTICAL JOKER. I WAS THE ONE HE GOT BEST OF AS I WAS A COUSIN NOT BROTHER OR SISTER. CAME OVER AND ASKED DO I WANT TO GO FISHING. HES AWESOME AT FISHING. WE WERE ALSO GOING TO GO OUT ON HIS BOAT. FIFTEEN FOOT WITH OUT BOARD ENGINE 

    WHAT I DID NOT KNOW THAT WE WERE GOING ON THE RIVER. WE WOULD BE GOING DOWN THE RIVER. WE HAD GONE ONLY TEN MINUTES AND STEVE SAYS LETS STOP AND GRAB LUNCH. IDK THERE WERE PLACES ON THE RIVER YOU COULD STOP IN. K SO WE HAD LUNCH AND HE ASKS YOU WANT YOU DRINKING. I HAD NEVER HAD DRANK. BUT OF COURSE I SAY SURE. THE ONLY DRINK I THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE IS A SCREWDRIVER. FIGURED LITTLE VITAMIN C WITH MY ALCOHOL. WELL I HAD TWO. AFTER LUNCH ROUND 2:00. WE WENT BACK TO FISHING. THAT LASTED BOIT HALF HOUR. WHEN STEVE FINDS ANOTHER BAR. YES WE DID STOP. THAT WAS A THING WITH STEVE HE DID NOTHING HALF WAY BUT FULL TILT. THAT SAID WE STAYED THERE HOUR SO PLAYING POOL AND DRINKING. BOUT KNOW I AM STARTING TO FEEL PRETTY GOOD. THIS BECAME A RE-OCCURRING THEME FORTHE DAY. 

    EVENTUALLY WE GOT ROUND TO FISHING. I WAS NOT DRUNK BUT CLOSE. STEVE IDK HE NEVER SHOWED HIS HAND. WE WERE FLOATING DOWN STREAM. HERES THE THING THE RIVER FLOWS INTO A PACE CALLED PHOENIX WHERE THEY HAD A WATER FALLS NOT THE HIGH BUT LOTS OF RAPIDS. WE DID NOT NOTICE HOW CLOSE TO THE FALLS WE WERE. UNTIL I LOOKED UP AND SEEN WE WERE 1/4 FROM THEM. I BRING THIS TO STEVE SO HE STARTS TH BOAT AND WE START PULLING OUTSIDE THE CURRENT. THERER O AM THINKING I GONNA DIE. IT WILL BE WRITTEN UP AS  ALCOHOLIC RELATED. MY DAD WOULD FOREVER BE TORMENTED THAT HE DID NOT PICK IT UP SOONER. 

    THEN THE BOAT STALLS.  THATS WHEN I REALIZED WE HAD NO LIFE PERSERVERS  ONE OAR. SERIOUSLY GIVES MEANING DOWN THE RIVER WITHOUT AN OAR. K WE HAD ONE BUT IDK HOW GOOD ONE WOULD BE THIS CLOSE TO THE FALLS. I ASKED STEVE ARECWE OK CUS I CAN BACK SHORE FROM HERE.  STEVE SAYS NO PROBLEM (OH AND WE DID NOT HAVE ANY GAS IN THE CAN.)  WE ARE NOW ABOUT 1/8 MILE FROM FALLS. STEVES STILL EXPLAINING TO ME GAS TAKES ALWAYS HAVE A LITTLE BIT AFTER THE FIRST TIME IT STALLS OUT. I AM EXPLAINING TO HIM ARE YOU SURE CUS EVEN NOW I CAN BARELY MAKE IT TO SHORE. STEVES TELLING ME TO RELAX. HONESTLY STEVE HAD SEVERAL NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES AND THOUGHT HE WAS INVINCIBLE ME LIKE IN DIRTY HARRY SAID A MAN HAS TO KNOW HIS LIMITATIONS I TRULY KNEW MINE. AND I WAS RITE ON THE EDGE OF MY LIMITATIONS. 

    AT THIS POINT WE WERE BETWEEN 1/8-1/16 MILE AWAY TO MY GREAT JOY STEVE GETS THE BOAT STARTED. BUT WE ARE NOT PULLING OUT OF THE CURRENT. OUR OLNY CHANCE WAS TO TRY AND EASE OUT FROM THE CURRENT. WE HAD MADE SOME PROGRESS. THE BIG ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM WAS HE PULLED US OUT IN THE RIVER INSTEAD OF TOWARD SHORE. 

    THEN MY BIGGEST FEAR HAPPENED THE BOAT STALLS AGAIN. I ASK STEVE CAN YOU START IT AGAIN. NOPE AND WE ARE SLOWLY BEING PULLED BACK INTO THE CURRENT. I KNOW INSTINCTIVELY I CAN NOT SWIM THROUGH THE CURRENT BEFORE IT WILL PULL ME OVER. I LOOK AT STEVE AND DO NOT SEE ANY FEAR IN HIS EYES. I TELL HIM NEITHER OF US WILL MAKE IT TO SHORE AS I WAS THE MUCH BETTER SWIMMER THEN STEVE. HE TURNS AND LOOKS AT ME AND WITH THE BIGGEST LAUGH SAYS THEN YOU BETTER PADDLE WITH YOU HANDS LIKE YOU LIFE DEPENDS ON IT AND IT DOES. WE WERE TRYING  TO USE THE BROKEN. OAR. I WAS USING MY HANDS TO PADDLE OUR WAY OUT. IT HAD TO BE FIFTEEN MINUTES AND WE WERE ON THE VERY OUTSIDE OF THE CURRENT. BUT WE WERE BOTH TO TIRED FROM THE SUN N OUR EXTENDED LUNCH. IT WAS AT THAT POINT I COULD SEE WE WERE GOING OVER FALLS. JUST THEN A GUY PULLED UP AND GAVE US A TOW ROPE. HE PULLED US OUT NO PROBLEM. I ASKED WHERE HE CAME FROM AND HE SAID FROM MY DOCK. THAT WAS A QUATER MILE AWAY. HE SAID HE COULDN’T  HEAR OUR MOTOR RUNNING WHILE WE WERE IN THE CURRENT. HE HAD SAID HE HAS SEEN THAT TO MANY TIMES. THIS TIME HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

    I LEARNED THAT DAY TO MAKE SURE ESPECIALLY IF ONES  GONNA DO STUPID THINGS ONE BETTER HAVE EVERYTHING IN ORDER IN CASE IT GOES SIDEWISE, AT LEAST YOU WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO BEAT THE ODDS. PREPARE OR PREPARE TO DEAL WITH THAT CHOICE. I COULD ONLY HEAR THE FALLS I DIDNT EVEN SEE HIM PULL UP TILL WE HAD THE ROPE IN THE BOAT. GOD USED A FISHERMAN TO SAVE ME. HE WAS THE SECOND. JESUS WAS BY FIRST. CERTAINLY DISPITE MY CHOICES HE STILL INTERVENED ON MY BEHALF. SO MANY THINGS HAPPEN AND WE DO NOT SEE OUR LORD IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. 

    IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK. I AM ALMOST DONE WITH A FEW OTHER TOPICS AT THAT TIME IVE NOTHING TO POST AS NEW TOPIC. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM GOD ON IT SOON. THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS WAY MORE SUCCESSFUL THEN I IMAGINED. ON THAT NOTE GIVE YOURSELF A HAND.  YOU ALL MADE THIS OLE COUNTRY BOY FEEL SO GRATEFUL AND HUMBLED BY THE EXPERIENCE. UNTIL I RETURN GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

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    April 15, 2023 6:31 PM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

                                                            UNBELIEVABLE 

    SO A YEAR AGO I LOOSELY TOOK UP BOTANY. I WAS INTO LOW MAINTENANCE PLANTS. HOWEVER THERES NO REAL CHALLENGE TO CATUS PLANTS. SONI MOVED ON TO FLOWERS AND SOME VEGETABLES. I ALSO HAD BEEN WORKING ON TRYING TO GROW MANGO TREES. SO I ADDED OTHER TYPES OF PLANTS LIKE POINSETTIA EASTER LILYS. JUST ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY IN DIRT. ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO WE GOT A NEW COUCH. WE MOVED THE OLD ONE TO THE FRONT PORCH. WE FOUND IT VERY PEACEFUL WHEN WE  WOULD GO OUT IN THE EVENINGS. SOON CAME A PLANTING TABLE A FEW SMALL STOOLS FOR CANDLES. WE ALSO FOUND OUT OUR HOOD IS MUCH BUSIER THEN WE HAD THOUGHT. LIKE WAY MORE. PRETTY SOON I AM PLANTING AND REPLANTING MY FRUIT TREES AND SEVERAL OF MY LILY’S. AFTER A MONTH OR SO I REALIZED IT WAS GETTING PRETTY MESSY SO I WOULD HOSE OFF THE PORCH. THIS WENT ON FOR ANOTHER MONTH. THIS TIME I JUST DECIDED TO CLEAN OFF THE WHOLE PLANTING AREA. SO I AM HOSING OFF THE PORCH AND SAW NOT JUST NOTICED. AS I NOTICED THIS SEVERAL TIMES BUT DID NOT THINK ANYTHING BOUT IT. I HAD A INCH OF WATER EVERYWHERE IN MY BARE FEET WHEN I SAW THE ELECTRIC CORD WAS UNDERWATER. NO BIG DEAL RITE. I PULLED OUT THE COUCH SO I COULD HOSE DOWN THAT AREA. ITS THEN I UNDERSTOOD JUST HOW UNBELIEVABLY FORTUNATE. THE CORD I HAD NOTICED SEVERAL TIMES WAS PLUGGED IN. I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS PLUGGED IN. OBVIOUSLY I UNPLUGGED IT LIKE SERIOUSLY FAST. AS I PUT EVERYTHING BACK IN ITS PLACE I REALIZED GOD HAD STEPPED IN TO SAFE ME AGAIN. 

    I AM STILL WORKING ON PLANTS. I GOT SOME SMALL BELL PEPERS SMALL TOMATOES. AT THIS TIME I HAVE A SIX YEAR OLD MANGO PLANT. THAT IS GROWING BUT NO FRUIT. MY WIFE SAID IT NEEDS FRIENDS. WELL I GAVE IT FAMILY AS I TOOK THREE SMALL BRANCHES THAT ARE NOW PLANTED IN THE BACK AND ARE DOING WELL. MY LILY’S DID GREAT THIS YEAR. I ALSO HAVE WILD LETTUCE AND CARROTS. WE STILL SIT ON THE PORCH AND STILL AMAZED THE AMOUNT OF STRAGE PEOPLE THAT STROLL ROUND OUR HOOD. 

    THIS WAS NOT A TRAUMATIC INTERVENTION BUT THATS THE POINT. OUR LORD IS INTERESTED IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES.ALL OF US HAVE GOD INTERVENING ON OUR BEHALF. THERES NOTHING TO SMALL TO GIVE GOD THE GLORY. I DO NOT THINK SO. I AM SURE WHEN WE ARRIVE IN HEAVEN AND SEE HOW MANY CLOSE CALLS WE HAD LIKELY WE WILL SEE EVEN THE SMALLEST THINGS OUR FATHER DID FOR US.MANY OF WHICH WE PROBABLY TAKE FOR GRANTED. 

    I DO NOT KNOW WHEN I WELL BE BACK BUT UNTIL THEN I HOPE YOU ENJOY TODAYS READING. I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO THIS TOPIC. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

  • April 15, 2023 7:27 PM EDT
    Daryl Page said:

                                   INTERVENTION

    INTERVENTION is a  forum that  is open to all people in the MINISTRY . It’s about how GOD showed up in your life not necessarily miracles but yes them too Nothing is to small to share if it’s your experience. I created this TOPIC/SUBJECT so we could all see GOD working in others lives. Therefore encouraging us when we have our own CRISIS OF BELIEF when we needed our LORD to show. Others may have experiences that seem impossible or made up. I’ve found GOD LOVES to show us He’s the GOD of the INFINITE but also the FINITE. I’m hoping this will encourage us to function in that rarified place called BELIEF (Faith without doubt) I’ve been involved in KINGDOM BUILDING Primary as EVANGELIST n secondary but as needed Pastor/Shepard and will share things that will seem amazingly unbelievable. Each event that happened to me just made me eagerly await the next event. I ask again to all in at least in my sphere of influence will join me in sharing. Blessings One Love PD

     

  • April 15, 2023 7:30 PM EDT

    Dear Daryl, you are such an encouragement to us and a blessing! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us, as we all benefit from one another!!! Blessings, your sister Liesel (h5)


    This post was edited by Liesel aka Lisa Wardle at April 15, 2023 7:37 PM EDT
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    April 17, 2023 9:01 AM EDT

    Ms Liesel. You’re much too kind. I do so much appreciate you and so many others idk keep coming back to hear my experiences. I pray you are right Ms Liesel that it does encourage others. I feel a little bad s I did not intend it to be mostly my experiences. Yet my DEAR SISTER N PASTOR YOU are a seriously an ENCOURAGEMENT to me. Thank you so much for your friendship. GODSPEED BLESSINGS MS LIESEL ONE LOVE PD