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My Story of Being a Runaway – Part One

May 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s been a while – again – since I last wrote something. I need to get better at this as I enjoy writing, and as was pointed out to me earlier this week, I just need to sit down and write. Today, I am going to start writing about the three times I ran away […]

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When You Are Feeling Lost
and Wondering Where God Is

April 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

I have shared part of this post before, telling how I finally came to terms with my grief over my dad’s passing. But I’m sharing it again because the overall message seems to apply today for many, if not most of us. Right now the world seems out of control with the virus, quarantines, conflict, […]

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A Long Overdue Update

April 20, 2020 / 3 Comments

It’s been way too long since I last wrote anything new here, and right now there is no excuse for that, so I’m going to do a quick update on the past few months. Since I first wrote about my weight struggle back in October, I’ve been in a mostly downward spiral. Maybe I should […]

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Three Years Ago Today
(really 7 years, 7 months, 15 days ago…)

January 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

This post was originally posted on my Oyler Creative business website blog on June 8, 2015. I am moving all of those personal blog posts over to this site to keep the Oyler Creative website completely business-related. (June 8, 2015) Three years ago today I climbed up into a tree-house chapel here on the grounds […]

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Christmas Thoughts

December 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

I don’t often share my musings or notes from my morning quiet times, but as I have been working through an Advent devotional this month, I felt compelled to share some of my thoughts. Perhaps they are merely my random ramblings, exposing the often strange way my mind works. But my hope and prayer is […]

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Another Update on My Battle With Weight

December 4, 2019 / 14 Comments

It has been a month since my last update on my battle with weight, and unfortunately the past month has not been good. It would be easy to not write anything, but I promised to write updates, and this is as much for myself, to keep accountable to anyone who does read this. Between the […]

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The Story of My Come To Jesus Night

November 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

By late 1982, my life was pretty messed up. I had lost the good-paying job I had had since I was 16. I was working flea markets, selling everything I had that was worth anything, and whatever money I did make, I was spending on low-quality weed, cheap beer (think plain white generic can, “Beer”), […]

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An Overdue Update On My Weight Loss Journey

November 5, 2019 / 3 Comments

I know it has been almost a month since my last post, which was about my life-long weight problem. I apologize for not writing anything since. I intend to write at least one post a week, and hopefully two per week. I’d like to do one post a week that will include an update on […]

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