Since 2009 I’ve had my own mobile business riding an electric bicycle around San Francisco servicing hospitals, senior homes, jails and local businesses. In the beginning I relied heavily on the mortgage loan signing industry requiring me to visit people’s homes all over San Francisco 1-4 times a day. Thankfully, I’ve since developed a loyal customer base and do very little mortgage loan signings any longer I didn’t enjoy.
Since I began my own business, I’ve encountered the following unfortunate circumstances including recently going blind threatening to end my ability to work.
- Broken clavicle, ribs (6), broken femur in two places, nerve damage to arm. (October, 2012)
- Kidney stone surgical procedure (February, 2013)
- Broken shoulder (July, 2014)
- Cataracts surgery (May, 2018)
Since 1978, I’ve been in the work force making a living on my own and, even prior to that, I was working in a youth program through P.V.H.S. for the local community of Palos Verdes Estates, CA. Therefore I’ve been in the work force over 40 years now.
After all the medical issues recently, one thing that can be appreciated about living in San Francisco is its fine medical community. Unlike Los Angeles, where I was born and lived until 1995, everything I need access to is within a three block radius including an eye surgery center. I’m grateful to live where I do but am sad at the growing social decay my now nearly perfect vision presents every day on my eBike rides.
I’m happy to report God has truly blessed me granting his mercy and grace that I was able to obtain support for my health issues and continue to provide services to the local community. I’m grateful God pulled me through these hard times and my faith has grown exponentially.
Repentance is important to a Christian’s life. For many decades I had been in denial of my sins believing I was a good person. There is no such thing as a good person without accepting Jesus as Savior who is the truth, life and way. Sin cannot be cured by good deeds alone, only through faith in what Jesus did at the cross and resurrection for us. People who believe they are good without Jesus in their lives are deceiving themselves. It’s possible to have a relationship with our Creator through prayer, fasting and reading His Word. There is no other living God but Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity.
For some of us who grew up in a liberal culture it took a VERY LONG TIME for God to get through our thick skulls and amnesia that He really does exist!! I’m thankful and grateful for the extended time alotted to me that was necessary for me to repent of a fallen life of endless wandering and negligence of personal responsibilities. Many find out too late God is real that nothing can be done after they cross over to the other side. It saddens me to see so many “good” people unwilling to reconsider they aren’t as good as they believe themselves to be based in God’s Word.
Had it not been for the kidney stone surgery especially I would not likely be here since it was blocking my urethra. In another life threatening circumstance, had it not been for the one foot distance from a car clipping my front eBike tire at 30 mph I wouldn’t be here.
God granted me a second chance (many actually) I’m very grateful for. Such is why today I’m committed to God’s principles and aware of the daily prayer vigilance necessary to keep the filth of San Francisco out of my soul and spirit. God has gradually been revealing how good He ever since I had confused him with the god of this world, something many in this day and age do.
God is very loving and kind. He withholds his wrath we deserve and allows us to live hoping we will repent one day and get to know what He did for us through sacrificing His beloved son to save us since the fall from Eden.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The Catholic religion is not in any way Christian but man made rooted in ancient Babylon gods and goddesses. I pray for those who are deceived Catholics, it should be very clear by now and especially based on the latest statements from the current Pope that the Catholic and Jesuits are in not of way of Jesus Christ.