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Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year The Quest for Truth

Some believe I am following the Evil One, some believe I am out of my mind, but I realize I need to find myself.  Star Date 2013 is my year to find meaning and understanding.  I spent the last 17 years trying to explain to the Oglala Lakota People who God is and why it is a great place to be, in His hands.  You see, I have seen the pain of the Oglala and other American Indians.  I was told to finish my book, "Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as a 21st Century Injun".  My book is complete and published.  Now I am on a quest to sell the book and find healing.  I have lived on the Pine Ridge since 1979 and there were good times and bad times.  I had the honor of seeing my beautiful daughters come into the world and then I had a privalage of being my son's father.  We lost our eldest daughter and that tore my heart.  That in addition to many other things brought me to a place of unhealth.  My body took a pounding and then I started to drink wine.  Not a good choice.  Now, I am seeking to bring my health back under control.  I have been to the depths of the emotional ocean and it was dark.  I found myself going under. 
I am seeking to follow God with my heart, soul, and mind.  Seeking to follow his canku or road because mine was difficult.  I am looking to become the man God intended; so this is the beginning of my healing blogging.  If you have read this far, I hope you will also read my book.  I have taken the steps to begin my healing, and I hope to help others find their way. 

Rez Ramblings Book  https://www.createspace.com/3941671

3 comments:

pastorchrisowens said...

Looking forward to having you with us next weekend, Leon, and praying now that we can be a part of God's healing and blessing for you. It's gonna be awesome!!

Horace Smith said...

2 Corinthians 4:16-17 RSV

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, and because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

I used this yesteday in an email to the friends I have left. My hard comments on Wounded Knee hardened a few more old "friends" resolve to dump me. Well, you know what Peter said, "We ought to obey God rather than men." And you do, my friend since I first visited Pine Ridge in 2004. Stay healthy and I trust I, with my North Carolina blogger friend, Brock Townsend will see you soon. He linked a scan of your book cover on his blog and often speaks of the Lakotah Sioux people.

http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-lesson-to-be-learned-on-anniversary.html#comment-form

Vincent Hardridge said...

You got this pops. We love you and continue to pray and think about you everyday.