I decided to explain this at the outset of this new blog because it's part of the reason I'm starting again. What do I mean again? Well, I was trying to do a counselor blog a couple years ago--the Christian Caregivers Network. But I had to suspend it because I wasn't able to keep up with everything else. But I love blogging and told myself I would pick it up again once I got through my licensing. So, that's what happened.
Let me take some time to explain what this blog is all about. It really is similar to the one I published before--same name (different website and wrapper). But most likely you wouldn't know what the old one was. So, here we go.
The title, Christian Caregivers Network, really says what this place is all about. Three things:
* Christian - First and foremost, I am a Christian. Since that term has lost a lot of its meaning these days, what I mean by that is, I believe in the historic and traditional Christian message called the "gospel." I believe that from eternity past the Triune God has been unfolding a plan to solve the greatest problem in the universe: conquering once and for all the problem of evil. His plan involved the creation of a perfect world, the entrance of sin, and the ultimate triumph over sin through the death, burial and resurrection of his own Son, Jesus Christ. Sound familiar? It should. This is what it means to be Christian.
* Caregiver - This second part of the name describes what I do as a Christian. I care. I care about all kinds of things--I care about issues, I care for people. But more precisely, I'm a professional caregiver who is committed to helping others render Christian care. If you spend some time hunting around the rest of my website you'll see that I have a company--more like a multiheaded hydra--called the Fortress Companies. I won't take the time here to explain the whole story of my business. You can read about it here.
* Network - Note my subheading above: "a community of hope for wounded caregivers and those who love them." That's my vision for this particular spot on the website. In addition to my work as a counselor, I've specialized in a narrow field of endeavor: counseling clergy, missionaries, and other Christians in professional ministry. You don't have to be a pastor or church leader to read this site. But I do think you'll find many of the posts and linked resources to be especially relevant for those who are.
I could say a lot more but I've decided (this time around) to make much better use of brevity in my posts. Maybe that will keep you coming back again and again--not to mention keep me from getting bogged down in the future. I'm going to shoot for one new post per week. If you want to receive alerts when a new one goes up, you can befriend me on my Facebook page.