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Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2013 on Mask of Confidence at Because Relationships Matter
I thought about this pic when I was walking around my neighborhood yesterday evening. About a month ago I saw a young buck and doe in the same spot. Then last evening I saw the doe with two fawns. They watched me the whole time as I walked along the stream and double-backed down the adjoining road. As I walked away the fawns daintily, gay-fully pranced to their Mommy. But no buck. The buck was nowhere in sight; and I thought about this pic. Of course, as we all know hunters are allowed to shoot the bucks, but not the doe.
Thank you for this message Stephanie. Naomi's story mirrors mine in a myriad of applications. In my journey of faith in Christ I had never heard the story of Naomi and your analysis of it. You have touched my heart, mind, and soul with your story. It feels so refreshing to read eloquent thoughts that get right to the guts of what I am presently experiencing.
Lynn, Believe it or not I and others have the same type of problems as the pastors. But at least the pastors have decent and high-paying jobs. I am unemployed and not able to find a good job. When they are dirt-poor and can't find a job then we will see. And I have been going to GCC for a long time so I know exactly how it is.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2010 on 30% at Because Relationships Matter
Kathy, I thought about going until I see that you separate the men from the women. I am really looking to connect with women. BTW I would be the one who would be overly vulnerable and spilling out. I am unemployed, lonley, and approaching bankruptcy. I may be homeless and nobody to take me in. It feels like nobody cares - except my two children. Sometimes I think GCC is only about successful, happy people and is not equipped to deal with real-life problems.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2010 on 30% at Because Relationships Matter
This is a microcosm of what is wrong with our society. Nobody wants to take the time to care. Doctor Bob's sermon yesterday really hit home for me. When I am at my lowest that is when I need a person or God to care. I feel all alone - no job and no companion. Divorced, jobless, living in a dumpy apartment and ready to give up. As Dr. Bob said it makes me feel like I don't belong with all the happy and content couples at the church service yesterday. It is at that point that God's people should step in and do the work of God.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2010 on A time to speak. at Because Relationships Matter
I remember when Stephanie spoke in front of me at a Journey class with Kathy Guy. It was interesting. I am happy for you Stephanie. I just wish something similar would happen for me. I just pray God does his part eventually for me and most of all for my kids.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2009 on How did I get here? at Because Relationships Matter
That was a good Journey presentation by Mark. I have been dumped by my girlfriend and downsized by my employer after they used me. But unfortunately I once again had some dude in a Mishawaka Caveman t-shirt kicking my chair all night and other having anxiety attacks where they were laboring breathing. And somebody was incessantly clicking their bic pen. The overweight dude sitting next to me seemed like he wanted to talk to me but never did. So it was a bit distracting. It really does help to have them on video so I can hear it again. I wish they would have posted them all from last year or provide all the bible readings.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2009 on This is it. at Because Relationships Matter
I wish I could find a companion to share my life with. Kathy talked about how she enjoys being with her husband. And she talked about how it's not about other peeps it's about you. But it is so fulfilling to have a companion to cuddle up with every night. Yes it does help to have Dads that are supportive. And I also find that connecting with Christ is useful. As Kathy said Adam sinned by eating the forbidden fruit. I went to a different church in Indianapolis this past weekend. And they played one of my favorite songs: Jesus paid it all All to him I owe Sin had left a crimson stain He washed it white as snow That song reminds me of the first "First Wednesday" when Trace sang it. I don't know why they have not played it at First Wed since. The first one was the best one.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2009 on I got it... at Because Relationships Matter
Exactly right it is very helpful and keeps you grounded to have a supportive companion at home and a co-worker that asks. I can't land a companion since my divorce cuz my salary has been too low. And I am unemployed now. Divorce, money problems, in my tiny apartment next door to a psychotic hermit. Women are not interested. I enjoyed the journey on Wednesday night. Except once again the dude behind me was having anxiety attacks and could not hold his breath. And whenever I go to church it never fails I always sit next to somebody incessantly chewing their fingernails or inhaling a bag of doritos. This and the seedy peeps in my apartment building makes it so I have difficulty finding times of solitude.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2009 on Done. at Because Relationships Matter
I am unemployed and it feels like nobody cares so I feel all alone. But I live in an apartment so I am never alone and never ever get any peace and quiet. Right next door on the other side of a very thin wall is a controlling doctor and his hermit wife. I have not had any privacy in about a year. On the other wall is the parking lot so I have absolutely no privacy there. I would give anything to live in a house. There are some seedy peeps that live in this complex.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2009 on Solitude at Because Relationships Matter
Maybe you can serve them at the new coffee bar when you do the expansion you talked about last year.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on Raspberry Pancakes at Mark Beeson
Sometimes the leaders of our church don't try hard enough. And they're getting paid to do it. I tried for a job at GCC and didn't get it. I think it is alot easier to commit when things are going good in your life. Not when you have been divorced, downsized, facing bankruptcy, have children and cannot find a decent job. But I atemp to stay on the right path and bring up there down here. As Rob said I am not a basement dweller. I have not purposely isolated myself but feel all alone. When I volunteered Feed the Children manager told me GCC has too many volunteers.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on Commitment at Because Relationships Matter