Repost: “A Profound Moment – Reflecting On The Exodus Closing Announcement”

exodus logoThis post from my old blog has been brought to my attention several times within the past couple of weeks so I thought I would repost it for the record. I have only slightly edited it for information (ongoing) that is no longer relevant. For those that don’t know, or didn’t read this on my old blog, the particular night referenced below is one of the most powerful experiences I have had. This post was originally written July 8th, 2013.

On June 19th 2013, during the opening night of the Exodus Freedom Conference, I sat on the front row. Leslie was to my right and  Kathy and the Exodus board to my left. All of us were providing each other, and Alan, support as we knew that Alan was making one of the most important keynote speeches of his life. He announced that Exodus is closing.

It was excruciating. The tension, the excitement, the knowledge of what was about to be said … my heart was racing and the tears came and went … to come back again. I had known that night was coming for a while, but there is a difference between knowing and experiencing.

It was quite the profound experience.

Health & Fitness Update: Kicked Off The Training Wheels


The last health and fitness update I did was on Facebook back last February 22nd! That was seven… SEVEN weeks ago. It doesn’t seem like it has been that long, but it has.

I stopped them momentarily because I stopped using Weight Watchers. I would like to say I stopped for some noble development involving maturity, sudden enlightenment, or achieving my ultimate goal weight. However, the reason I stopped is none of that. I stopped because of finances. I am having to save every dime I can. The $20 a month I was spending on that needed to be diverted elsewhere.

It’s that kind of season.