A Brief Message of Hope - My Message

A Brief Message of Hope




My religious upbringing was ecumenical ; Protestant,Catholic Charismatic, and Born-Again fundamentalism.



One fall evening, I was studying for school the next day, in a church library in Newburgh, New York. My dad and brother were upstairs for the confirmation classes; there was a knock at the door. Some local kids wanted to take a look at the books. I let them in and went back to studying for school. One of the kids said something to me and as I turned my head something struck my left temporal lobe area. I refused to go to the hospital.



I was undiagnosed for 8 years and took useless tegratol for another 10 years.



My seizures were in no way a pleasant experience. I would stare ahead and feel/think/believe that I was about to lose all life or existence and never exist again. Then suddenly I would become unaware of what I was doing or saying.



I believe God was watching out over me.



Sometimes they would occur when I would be driving somewhere in my car and find myself at a completely different location after several minutes.



I thank God that no one was ever injured by these seizures.



After slowly recovering from nowhere, I would experience severe waves of depression until sleeping at night. I estimate I had 2,000 seizures at that time.



I believe that: it is not in spite of where I have been, or because of where I have not been, but because of God's love, that I am who I am today.



God does work in mysterious ways.



Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.



I hope you believe in Him also.




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