this past weekend I attended a three day conference for men
it is called Encounter the Cross www.encounterthecross.com
I believe there are many of these around the nation, and if you are anywhere close, I highly recommend you attend one. they have a mens and a womens encounter
for the bulk of my adult life, I battled depression off and on.... the past 8 it was more on than off, and it hurt my relationship with my family, kids, and my wife. the past couple have been very poor years.... well 6 months ago, my wife was ready to leave me. had the guy picked out and everything.... so God came crashing back into my life..... and into hers.... we have dug in with our heels, and refused to let life and satan defeat us. We grabbed onto the robe of Jesus as we were drowning, and He helped us to shore.... now each day we walk with Him, and we talk to each other with respect and honesty.... this weekend was the icing on the cake for me. It reaffirmed how I want to be, the man I want to be, the dad, the husband...... above all, I really LIKE who I am now......
Angie and I are re evaluating our goals. We will probably be selling off the land and a big hunk of the hay company... downsizing to a simpler life.... and trying to devote our lives to serving God more.
this weekend has really opened my eyes. Has set me on a path that I never thought I would be on..... I had to hit rock bottom before I could see the light, but He was there, to help me back up, and was with me, every step of the way.....
I encourage you to look into this program, and attend if you can. it is so enriching, and so inspiring, I know it can help each and every person, because we all have sinned.