“Moving Toward The Future With Hope”
“ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
|“Now is the time to ask God to relieve us of our burdens, recharge us with His love, and to send us forward for His purpose with new strength.”
Tony Casson; ‘Today Is…A Gift From God”
It is certainly a pleasure to be able to spend a few moments to communicate something positive to those who might be following this blog. As a part of moving forward and embracing the future and the hope God holds out to me, I have begun a new blog.
It is not because I don’t like this one. I love this blog and what it has meant to me, and done for me, over the past 4+ years. It has provided me with a voice and the ability to express thoughts that would otherwise have simply passed through my mind and gone unnoticed. It was a way of asking God to help me examine the past as a way of preparing to move forward with the future.
“TOC” also provided me with the ability to share the growth of my relationship with God, and that is probably the best benefit of all. George will continue to write articles from inside the prison at Oakdale, and I will probably continue to post prison-related articles here myself, but my primary focus will be in developing “The After-Oakdale Chronicles” which can be found by clicking here “TAOC“.
I hope everyone who reads “TOC” will check out “TAOC” and consider following me on this journey. The “after” version will be different in that I will use it to try and help others find their own personal path to the freedom that is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. It will not be a place where I ‘preach’ to people. Rather, it will be a place where I will chronicle the amazing discoveries my relationship with Christ has uncovered for me as I have walked my own path, and to demonstrate how incredibly different life can be when that path is illuminated for us when we trust in God and His love for us.
I have had an incredible journey since passing through the gates of Oakdale last May and finding my way to the “Grey Dog” in Lafayette, LA which transported me to this new life I now have.
Thank you all for continuing this journey with me.