The Road Back Home

I’m thankful that you are taking the time to read some of my thoughts, and advice based on many years of mistakes and yes, a little education. I am a former licensed counselor and pastor. I now make my living as a radio personality and by running an insurance company.  Being a counselor or pastor hasn’t stopped me from experiencing all the challenges life brings! In midlife I began questioning everything from my self-worth to my spiritual beliefs. And if that wasn’t enough, surprise! I found myself getting divorced after almost 20 years of marriage

This would lead to a journey that many of you have also traveled.  And the journey of divorce, heart ache, midlife, loss of income, and the list goes on…can be one of great darkness, which is heighted by anxiety, depression, and soul searching. This blog is for everyone, and not just those of faith. However, God has always been a huge part of my story. I personally believe that nearly all of us will at least think about God or a god during the challenging times of our journey. And it is usually during those difficult moments (as people of faith) that we feel as though He has abandoned us. If you don’t believe in God, it may simply confirm your lack of belief. Strangely, I connect with both the believer and the non-believer.

One part of my journey (which I would like to share with you in future posts) included a decision to go from pastor to agnostic.  And I realize that last sentence “rocks” people of faith, and especially those Christians who know me personally. So, please join me as I share my journey, and spoiler alert…please understand I don’t believe I ever truly left God.  Well actually, I don’t believe He ever left me.

Take a moment to subscribe to my blog, and again remember this is for everyone! If you are an atheist or agnostic, I would love to have your thoughts if you follow along. I understand why you don’t believe…I truly do. It was just a path that I was unable to continue, and I’ll share why along the way. And have no worries, my goal is not to convert anyone, because I don’t believe I have that power.

Honestly, the people I will primarily focus on will be those in emotional pain.  You are near and dear to my heart, and my greatest desire in life is to bring light into your darkness.

You are dearly loved,

Tony

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15 responses to “The Road Back Home”

  1. Janielle

    We love you Tony!!!!

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  2. Shelley

    I’m looking forward to following your journey as you reach those that are hurting and lost. God has blessed you and gifted you for such a time as this.

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  3. Michelle Elliott

    Hi Tony,
    I truly am inspired from your messages and look forward to following you.
    I listened to you on the morning crew and miss all of you!

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  4. Lynn

    I would love to read more of your story.

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  5. Harold Eveland

    Thank you. I am in this process also.

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  6. Veronica Hamblin

    Tony,
    I have followed you since the What are you kidding me stories. I am blessed to have you in my life.
    You have helped me in so many ways.
    Thank you.
    Warmly,
    V

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  7. Terri Laycock

    I would follow you anywhere..! I am looking forward to hearing from you on your blog..!

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  8. I love the realness you have. Thank you for it all.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it! 🙂

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  9. Michele

    Thank you for sharing your stories! This is the 2nd sign that has been shown to me that I need to get back to it with God. I’ve been too lax with my faith lately and I’m feeling Him pulling me back. I love this, Tony….for all of us!

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    1. God is already at work

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    2. It’s a interesting journey

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