Totally missed this section (how observant am I?)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Well, that's just great! Post on the board for a week before I discover the section at the very top where I can introduce myself! Hm -- gotta wonder about that, don't ya?

    Hi. Nice to meet you. I'm a pretty normal guy. Two grown kids, getting married again this fall, like to stay in shape by biking and working out a bit. I'm an addictions counselor and help at my church and other area Southern Baptist churches with drug, alcohol, tobacco and gambling education. Got a whole spiel and everything.

    Oh, there is the fact I'm an ex-felon (forgery, fraud) and a recovered (by the grace of God) problem drinker and disordered gambler. The gambling is what led me to forgery and fraud, and landed me in prison. Other than that, I am still pretty much a normal guy, like I said.

    I've made life hard on myself. Got a so-so education -- "so-so" because I didn't really engage in it -- and worked a number of jobs a lot of people would consider "glamorous": Sportscaster, pro sports marketing and media relations, home builder. Nothing I've ever done has given me the thrill that counseling addicts and disordered gamblers does, though. Obviously that has a lot to do with my own experiences, and working to help people "get it" -- that Christ is the only answer, just like He is to all sin.

    So, looking forward to fellowshiping with everyone. I like what I see so far. God bless you all, and PM me anytime!
     
  2. pk4life

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    Hi, I'm new too!

    It's truly awesome hearing of God changing people.

    Especially when the odds seem insurmountable.
     
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Welcome PK! And "Amen!"
     
  4. Gregory Perry Sr.

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    Great Testimony...!

    Thanks for your transparency and thanks for sharing that testimony. God Bless You in the work you do for him.....YES...Christ IS the only answer!

    Now...on another note...it is not surprizing that you totally missed this section of the Board being as how your "numbersdisconnected":laugh::smilewinkgrin::laugh:....sorry...just couldn't resist that!

    Welcome to the Board brother.

    Bro.Greg:saint:
     
  5. abcgrad94

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    Howdy and welcome.
     
  6. ktn4eg

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    Welcome aboard!! :wavey:
     
  7. Tom Butler

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    Welcome from me, too.
     
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    Welcome to the Board!!
     
  9. convicted1

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    Welcome to BB land......
     

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