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I must take a sabbatical.

This is a discussion on I must take a sabbatical. within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; My friends, over the past several weeks I have not slept well. I had the feeling that something was "undone" but I didn't know what. ...

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    I must take a sabbatical.

    My friends, over the past several weeks I have not slept well. I had the feeling that something was "undone" but I didn't know what. A few hours ago I prayed and asked God if I was being rebuked, and if so, what had I done.

    It might seem odd, but God has made it clear that I stretch the truth too much. I am a story teller. Now, I am a CC Rider, there is a real Red Queen, I am going to turn 70, I do sell and sharpen knives and I am married. But I have used these facts as jumping off points for a good yarn.

    For example, I know that I am German and Polish, but I admire the Italian culture. I immersed myself in it, and what seemed innocent was an example of the fruit of a poison tree. I have often mentioned that my dad and I had talks where he provided parables for my childish behavior; in truth, my dad was just a stern, cold and quiet man, and if I received any insights they came from others. I frittered away four years at the UW-Madison, and it's lucky I graduated, at all.

    When I was about 14 I wanted to go to the the DeSales Preporatory Seminary in Milwaukee. Needless to say my dad objected quite strongly as he proudly referred to himself as a "heathen" and he would grin. At that point I didn't really have a goal, and some of my friends had motorcycles. I became a CC Rider quite young, and thankfully they also contributed to my growth and sternly rebuked me, as well. I did use my "gift of gab" in becoming a bill collector and credit manager, and it worked so well my wife and I bought a house. Boy, what an odd journey that has been.

    So now God wants me to immerse myself on His objectives, and to do that I must just be faithful and realize no matter how hard this is I will be better on the other side. This missive is part of that initial phase, I believe God wants to test me, to admit to my wrongs openly and not short-change Him when difficulties arrive.

    As I post this I will also be taking my Prepper Forum icon and deleting it so I will not be tempted to lurk or provide excuses for the rough spots that I know lay ahead. I hope I can come back, but I also sense God is going to put me on a one-way journey. Again, if I have offended any of you, I offer my sincerest apologies. But it appears I have other things to complete. Good-bye for now, my friends.--Chico, The Tourist.
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    Good bye. I guess you have to do what you have to do. Please do find your way back.
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    As always …. choose to enjoy the journey that God has prepared for you.
    I will choose to enjoy the journey that God has prepared for me. Hidden Content

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    Good luck on your journey.
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    I will pray for you my brother.
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    Chico, you are a great story-teller, the type that would get an entire episode of American Pickers dedicated to him.
    Story-tellers have a certain license for embellishment as the story and not the truth is the centerpiece.

    Follow God's path, though, and you'll never go wrong.

    You always have a home at PF.

    Take care. I'll give you a call when things level out at my place.

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    Perfect timing, I was going to show him a single knife that I "polish" and use.

    The edge is so critical that it is measured and inspected under a microscope.

    Chico, do well on your voyage, and may God guide you on it.
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    Keep in touch my friend, you have my number and address.
    If you ever get to the Fla/Ga border along the East Coast I’ll buy you a cup of truck stop coffee.
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    Chico,

    God Speed my friend!
    @Denton please tell him hello from Slip and that I left him a PM.
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    I'm not going to tell you good luck because you are on a mission for Christ and you don't need luck. I just look forward to the time we meet again.
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