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The Real McCoy

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  1. The Religion/Spirituality Thread

  2. The Religion/Spirituality Thread

    Thanks, man. It’s been a long haul. Many of the long time posters on here have seen me at worst, and while I don’t post nearly as much as I used to (far too busy), I can truly say that I’ve never been happier personally or professionally.
  3. The Religion/Spirituality Thread

    Considering the fact that none of the other jobs that I applied for over the years ever came to fruition until I told God to steer me and lead the way, I can’t simply chalk it up to a coincidence. Like I said, I’m not here to tell you or anyone else how to live your life. I’m just telling you what I believe.
  4. The Religion/Spirituality Thread

    Without getting in too many personal details about my life, this is the best that I can explain it. Up until a few years ago, if something didn’t go my way in say, a relationship, for example, I was the first to blame God. Obviously, I’m ashamed of that in more recent years, but I went through a long stretch of having lost my faith at best, or being a heretic at worst. So, I met my ex, and her faith was and is the most important thing in her life - so, I started going to church again (first times in a non Catholic Church), and I felt that it was something that I could relate to more than Catholicism. Anyway, fast forward, a year and a half later, she and I break up (and I had planned on proposing to her), but in the past, where I would have blamed God, I just said “alright, Lord, I don’t get this. I don’t understand this, but I’m not losing my faith again.” For a month or two, I was clearly out of sorts, coping with the break up, and the mental and emotional fallout that goes with something like that, and after a few months of just feeling miserable, and feeling that things were heading in a negative direction all around for me, I prayed the hardest that I’ve ever prayed in my entire life. I basically said, “Lord, clearly I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. I can’t do this on my own, so I need to you steer me to your will, and to guide the way, because clearly, I’m lost.” I said the sinners’ prayer, and got back to a new church (that was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made), and committed to joining a Bible study / life group. It was a more contemporary church with a congregation that was more in my demographic (college, post grad, etc) and I learned a lot, and made some great friends there that I miss dearly.) But between reaffirming my faith and felon God to steer me to where he meant for me to be, things turned around for me drastically. I had some personal revelations that I won’t share here prophesied over me, and within months, I landed my new job in a new state, and two weeks later I met the woman that I plan on marrying. If that’s not God / Christ at work, then I don’t know what is. Like I said, I’ve been lagging in joining a church here, and I’m not proud of that, but my faith in Christ is unshakable at this point. I’m not a perfect Christian, but I believe. I also believe it’s everyone's free choice to believe or not to believe. I can only share my testimony and leave it up to others to decide what’s best for them. I just know that my life got a whole lot better when I went all in for Jesus, and that’s good enough for me.
  5. The Religion/Spirituality Thread

    As I’ve stated before, I’m a Christian. Baptized and raised Catholic, lost my way for a while, and then my ex (who was an evangelical Christian) really helped me see that was the best thing for my life. I’m flawed, I don’t have all of the answers, nor do I claim to. I still need to make it back to church since I’ve moved to a new state, but I do pray and I do believe that God / Christ moved me here for a reason or reasons - that is an unshakable belief of mine. At this point, the only thing that I really miss about where I lived in Pennsylvania was the church that I went to, my friends from said church, and my Bible study / life group.
  6. black sabbath or led zeppelin?

    Neither, if I’m being totally honest, but Zeppelin if I have to choose.
  7. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are Republicans.
  8. US Politics/Elections Thread

    No offense taken, folks!
  9. How did you come up with your forum name

    It’s Andy McCoy of Hanoi Rocks’ nickname.
  10. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I find him far from incompetent. It’s nice to have a president that puts America first and doesn’t bow down to despots or globalism.
  11. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I wasn’t joking. I’m aware that I’m in the minority here, but I’m a Trump supporter and a republican. It’s okay to not be a liberal, in case you didn’t get the memo.
  12. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Trump will win in a landslide in 2020. He’s already the best president that I’ve seen in my lifetime. Not that the bar was set all that high, but after 8 years of a disastrous Obama administration, Trump is doing all the right things as far as I’m concerned.
  13. How does your current life compare to your life one year ago?

    Infinitely better. Started my new job in a new state back in May. Met my girlfriend literally three weeks after moving here, seven months later and I’m already convinced that I’m going to marry her. She’s definitely my soul mate. My grandfather passed away a few months ago, so that’s kind of the one black cloud on what was otherwise one of the best years of my life on both a personal and professional level. 2016 was a dumpster fire of epic proportions for me, but I committed myself to my faith, and God has provided for me in many ways. I look back on my old posts from a few years ago on here and I can readily tell that I was not in a good frame of mind at all. I’m so glad to see where I am in 2017, be able to see where I’ve grown as a person, and to be able to say “yeah, everything is gonna be alright.”
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