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Learning to love my neighbor

September 16, 2011

 
This is my leg
Many of you may be wondering where or what happened to me over the last few weeks. I admit, I wonder myself a bit. I am not even sure what I can share as it is still under investigation as to what did happen and who did what to me. 
What I can say is this. People ask me what I did to myself, and I answer, “I did nothing, someone else did this to me.” I go on and state that there was a party at a neighbor’s house that seemed to be getting a bit out of hand. I went over to see if everyone was safe and apparently they were, but I was not. I ended up punched in the face, at which I fell back hitting my head giving me a concussion. Then someone decided to stomp on my ankle, severely fracturing it. Then they went back to their party to discuss how they should get away, leaving me in my driveway to crawl on hands and knees down my sidewalk, up my stairs, and call my wife for help. 
The police seemed to arrive fast and found the party was gone. My daughter (Ciana) came up about the time the police arrived and looked at me, and then matter-a-fact way stated, “Mom, dad’s head is -bleeding and I am hungry.” Bless her non-traumatized heart. 
The police took pictures and the ambulance people agreed my ankle was broken, but we decided to not take the ride in the ambulance. They did help me to the Durango and TES took me to the emergency room.
Much of the time I was on morphine so would fade in and out. I was cleaned up fairly well as the nurses and medical staff pulled gravel from my foot, legs and head. Someone stated they believed they had gotten all the rocks from my head and I asked them to put some back as I had to have something in that empty place most people keep a brain.
Again, much is fuzzy as pain killers knocked me out at times. I needed surgery so they took my blood sugar, which of course was high, so they decided to wait until it went down. After around 16-18 hours, my blood sugar seemed to just want to run high although I had not eaten since I arrived at the hospital.
My blood sugar finally went down under 200 and they rushed me into the OR. You can see the pictures of the fine work they did on me as I will post some soon. The next day I was put in a boot and after the rehab people walked me around a bit I learned how to move about on crutches. In a way, I am recovering from surgery (had the staples removed today) and waiting to recover enough to have a cast put on.
The nursing staff was great; I had no complaints at all. The Dr. seems to be doing his job so no complaints there. The Dr. does seemed to be using my break to show how a normal break differs from a trauma break via stomping as I hear him say that something’s are not as straight forward as with a normal break. I for one am thankful there was not a gun or knife involved.
Please pray for me of course, but also pray for my neighbor, and his friends who assaulted me. I pray that God uses this for good in some way.  While I am not happy with the situation, these are young guys and one who was once a young guy, I know what stupid things they can do ( I did enough stupid things myself). Right now, all I am trying to do is love my neighbor under these crazy circumstances.
I have been home for the last few days. Mostly, I sleep and wait for the next time I can take my pain killers. The doctor seems to agree that I need them. I hope to become more present on Twitter, FB and G+ soon.

Thank you all for your prayers and love.

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Pastor promotes killing gays.

September 5, 2009
Methodology without love is not the Gospel.
It is sad when the “sinner” shows more love for others than the pastor.
Note the logic from the pastor… where have you all heard this sort of logic before? I have… from the ODM’s who claim to be above the higher Law of Love.
This pastor’s method is not of love… not of God… and is spreading a gospel of hate and fear through judgmentalism and condemnation…
And this is what I hear the ODM’s doing… maybe a milder form of it… but deep down it is all the same hate based gospel. Personally I am saddened… and want to apologize to the GLBT community for so called Christians like this and what they say. Hate is not a Christian virtue…

Thanks to Existential Punk for pointing this out.

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Afaayo foundation Uganda

April 22, 2009
Provide hope through promoting ethics of Christian belief and behavior.
Empower widow and child headed families caring for the marginalised persons especially those affected by and/or infected with HIV/AIDS.

Promote fostering of orphans in extended and or functional family units as opposed to institutionalizing.

Advocating against all forms of child abuse and inhuman behaviors.
Build vocational and formal educational skills for orphans abandoned and vulnerable children and youths.

Join this cause and do what you can to help.

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Afaayo foundation Uganda

April 22, 2009
Provide hope through promoting ethics of Christian belief and behavior.
Empower widow and child headed families caring for the marginalised persons especially those affected by and/or infected with HIV/AIDS.

Promote fostering of orphans in extended and or functional family units as opposed to institutionalizing.

Advocating against all forms of child abuse and inhuman behaviors.
Build vocational and formal educational skills for orphans abandoned and vulnerable children and youths.

Join this cause and do what you can to help.