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"Back on Track"

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A few weeks ago I had posted about blog about what I wanted to be when I grew up. (Yes, I am currently a 30 year old adult with a steady job... but that fails to matter!)
Anyways, I had for a while been wanting to go to seminary. I didn't want to be a pastor/minister...I just wanted to go for the knowledge. Well, upon looking into some online seminary schools, I saw that the one I was interested in offers a Bachelors program for Christian Counseling. Perfection!

I'm the one people go to for advice. I've been through a lot. People tell me all the time I should just be a life coach (true story.) That's exactly what I want to do now!

Aside from that, I have a knack for fashion. Cheap outfits.
Check out my blog. www.erinlindsay83.blogsp

My close friend from church has been urging me to pray about pursuing some sort o ministry that would use my skills of putting together fab outfits for super cheap. She suggested helping people who have been out of the workforce get a new interview outfit or work wardrobe from Goodwill. I've been hesitant because I just don't see that being super useful to many people.

Then it hit me yesterday what I REALLY want to do! I want to work with inmates being released who have been incarcerated for LONG periods of time. Many of them don't know how the world works today. (How to pay bills online, find an apartment, get a job, etc.) I want to do Erin's Christian Counseling and Life Coaching for Former Inmates.

I will help them get a new wardrobe (thus using my fashion gift) and an interview outfit. Aside from general counseling that inmates need that I could provide, I could help them find jobs, apartments, local support groups, teach them cheap, delicious cooking for one, etc. etc. Super excited about this! I named it Back on Track! lol. (Don't steal the name please, as I wont be using it for MANY years, haha! Though I didn't actually check to see if that's already in use for something.... ) Ok, now I'm just rambling from this headache..... sorry!

How odd that last year I had no plans other than to be an X-Ray tech for the rest of my life. Now? something totally different, wonderful, challenging and using skills (some that I already have, some that I'd learn in continuing my education.) Wow!
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GRANDMABABA 1/12/2014 9:28PM

    Nice plan. Great success to you!

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NELLIEC 1/10/2014 2:54PM

    It does sound like an excellent ministry that is needed.

Just be aware that some prisoners have the attitude described by a friend of mine who had gotten married to an ex-con. He told her that it was easy to fool Christians since they want to believe the best about a person. He had married her to get what he wanted, then abandoned her and their children. He did end up back in prison.

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SILVER1369 1/9/2014 10:11PM

    That sounds like a wonderful plan. Totally something that is needed. God bless you. emoticon

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