Keep the Faith

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This seems to be mostly true in my life. I’ve been through many trials and temptations. I’ve even turn my back on God from time to time, but because of His grace and mercy I’ve never given up hope and have always returned to the sheepfold like the prodigal son. For more about me, see my testimony at ozziesmemoir.wordpress.com.

Caring People

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Sitting here thinking about all the good and caring people in the world. With all the evil that the news media is always portraying it’s sometimes difficult to realize that the vast majority of people in this world are basically good people. Most people regardless of their ideology want the same things in life, i.e. food, shelter, safe home for their children etc. The truly evil people, like mass murderers are a very small minority.

During my time as a Homeless person most people that I met seemed to be kinda apathetic to the suffering around them. They are probably wrapped up in their own thoughts and problems. I know that before I became homeless I never really noticed Homeless People. I supposed they existed same as they do today, I just never saw them.

I could tell many stories of how kind people were to me when I was living on the streets. The many instances when I woke up in a doorway and someone had left me some food and money while I was sleeping. There are also many Christian agencies that provide physical as well as spiritual services to the Homeless. Such as the Church group that provided lunch to the Veterans here at US Vets today. One of my favorite radio programs is “Unshackled” from the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. They tell of how Jesus can and does change lives.

I’m in the process of putting together my testimonial website in the hope that it’ll be a blessing to other people who have been through similar situations as myself. Plus website design is kinda a hobby of mine so I’m also getting some satisfaction out of the project. So stay tuned for the announcement of its launch. Hopefully soon, if I don’t get lazy and procrastinate. Another of my shortcomings.

Well, I’ll be saying, “Good Bye” for now. May the Lord continue to bless you and your families. Especially all you Fathers tomorrow on Father’s Day. My father went home to be with the Lord several years ago and I still miss him. Also because of my previous lifestyle I’ve missed out on the pleasures of fatherhood or being a grandfather. 🐸

Learn from Mistakes

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I’ve sure made plenty of mistakes and wrong choices in life, that is the reason that I am living the sort of life that I am right now. I sure didn’t plan on my life being the way it has become. I haven’t realized hardly any of the goals that I set for myself when I was younger. I’ve always had great hope and ambitions for myself, but due to my disease of alcoholism and irresponsibility I have achieved very little of my dreams. Well, it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf. I have rededicated my life to Jesus Christ and am determined to live a life that is in obedience to Him. I just turned 58 years old, and the Lord has blessed me with excellent health and an intelligent mind. I am looking forward to serving the Lord in whatever capacity that He reveals unto me. If the Lord is willing to grant me a long life, I shall endeavor to please Him in all that I do, all the days that He is pleased to grant me. I believe that He has given me a few of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as the gift of evangelism, and I want to make the most of these gifts to bring glory to Him and His kingdom. Yes, Heavenly Father, I pray that You will open doors of opportunity to serve You. Amen

Good defeats Evil

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Jesus watching over the earth knows what is happening!

With all the evil that is taking place in the world today about the best and only way that we Christians can defeat it is by setting an example of doing good. “Let your light so shine that others can see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16). Also, don’t forget to pray for people who choose to live a life of sin and perpetrate evil.

My Hope

My Hope is in the Lord

I just liked this photo and the sentiment that it expresses. I feel like I’m just traveling on the road of life waiting to come to the end of my journey so that I will be with my Lord throughout eternity. Even though we may live to be 100, what is that compared to forever? People who have no hope of an eternal life are in my estimation the most depraved (and to be pitied) people of all. What is their purpose for even living? We need to pray for them as well as proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ at every opportunity.