1986 to 1988
I was working off shore as a crane operator on the oil rigs off the California coast line; I would work on the rig for 7 days then have 7 days off. On my off days I would do your basic non-Christian stuff like get high and go to the beach and stare at the women, every once and a while the churchee’s would invade the beach for their baptisms and sing along which really made me mad. I mean really how’s a guy to get high with some fella strumming “Lord I left your name up high “next to ya, so off I’d go home cussing the entire way home.
1988 to 1989
Not to much had changed I was still getting high still working off shore and still getting mad when the churchee’s would invade my beach, yeah I went there; my beach
1989 to 1992
I lost my job because someone I worked with got cough bringing drugs on the rig so they tested everyone and you guessed it I failed, well I quickly found another job got married and was now snorting myth but on the bright side I wasn’t going to the beach any more.
1992 to 2000
Lost my job, got a divorce, found another job, got married again, stopped snorting myth, got another divorce but still had a the same job through all of it and managed to buy a home. I know how…how did I find time to buy a house when I was so busy destroying myself
I still haven’t figured that one out.
After all that (the 90’s) I settled down and started to lead a pretty normal life, on a whim my new year’s resolution was to go to church. Hey anyone can say I want to loose weight or I’m going to stop smoking but go to church that’s priceless.
Believe it or not I was still going to church… my first resolution I didn’t brake (go figure) and are you ready for this (you might want to be sitting down for this one) I was standing in line waiting to get baptized at the vary beach I used to go storming off of when the churchee’s showed up. Man I was turning into a churchee’s
2002 to 2003
I was still rough around the edge’s but I was changing little by little, I mean come on just because I was going to church didn’t mean I couldn’t still get high, I was still clinging to that old "God created herb the plant bearing seed thing" LOL and no way was I going to listen to that Jesus music.
2003 to 2005
After 10 plus year’s the company I was working for went bankrupt and I took this as a sign that the Lord has some changes coming my way, naturally I had to quit smoking pot to pass a employment physical. Little did I know it was going to take almost 7 months to find a new job, and after all that they didn’t even drug test me, can you believe that. I told them “ hey I’ve been clean for 7 months and your not going to drug test me” that’s just wrong… and are you ready for this… they didn’t fire me after I said it.
After all that it hit me, I just went 7 months unemployed and didn’t loose my house or my SUV and eat pretty well in the process. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that I had met a lady at the church, wait it gets better.
2005 to present
After dating for about 1 ½ year’s (you heard right… dating what a concept) we got married on 4/09/2005 and it’s been down hill ever since, just kidding Honey…actually it’s been heaven on earth. We’re about to celebrate our 3rd year of marriage and almost 5 year’s of being together and my love for her grows with each passing day
thank you God.
and for the record
it's been a little over 5 year's since I got high
all I listen to is Christian music now
both our kids have been baptized at the same beach
we have moved into a bigger and better home
I still have the same job and now travel all over the world
and I still haven't broke my new year's resolution
We now attend a church where our Pastor makes the bible come alive and I can't wait untill I'm back in town to go to church, and last but not least
I can't wait to see what the Lord has instore for us.
God is good Amen