Celebrating the Life of Dwight Eldred Jr

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Heaven Became a Noisier Place Today

Dwight past away today.

Here is a man who fought his disability.  He was told that he would live only to be 16 years old.  But he showed us that your expiration date is not found on the bottom of your foot.

He fought his demons.  He was a recovering porn addict.  Was an addict member of several recovery groups (both live, and online.) .

He sought to become closer and closer to God everyday.

Although he would blow up from time to time, he still had more patience than I ever had.

I am proud to have called him a good friend.

It says in the bible that earth is only a temporary home, and that our home needs to be heaven.

He is now running, shouting, breathing hard, and is with Jesus.

Heaven got a little noisier today.

Praise God.

 

 

CARRY THE BELL

The following is NOT my work, but something that was sent to me in my email.  It meant a lot to me, and I would like to share it with you.

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.
But if you stop your car, or are walking by,
You will notice something quite amazing….

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that
He is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him
Put down, but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing. But if you stand nearby and
Listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound,
You will see that it comes from the smaller
Horse in the field.

Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell.
It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is,
So he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends,
You’ll see that the horse with the bell is always
Checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse
Will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to
Where the other horse is, trusting that he
Will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the
Barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back,
Making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind
To hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw
Us away just because we are not perfect or because we
Have problems or challenges!

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives
To help us when we are in need..

Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by
The little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to
Find their way….

Good friends are like that… You may not always
See them, but you know they are always there..

Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours,
And remember…

Be kinder than necessary-
Everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly…….

FOR WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT

Thank you Jean for sending me this email.

 

Guest Post: Metamorphosis

Hi, there.  My name is Bob Sinclair.

Dwight has been “under the weather” this week so I am going to be guest posting this week.

If you don’t know me, I am the “silent partner” in this blog.  The words that appear in this blog are Dwight’s, the pictures, punctuation, and spelling are mine.

Now that we have introduced ourselves….

Believe it or not, this blog, in its present form, it almost a year old.  It came out of a need to communicate to whomever would listen that Dwight’s porn addiction was no longer going to be his dirty little secret.  (Satan loves working in the dark.)

“For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” ~ 1 Thess 5:5

For Dwight, writing these blogs have not been easy.  If you look through the entrees for the last year, he has opened himself up and shared may difficult things that were going onto in his life.    His porn addiction.  His temptations.  His frustrations.  His joys.  His growing closer with God.  His recovery.

But equally as difficult, is the physical process that Dwight must go through to write these blogs.  Since he can not move without assistance, he uses a specialized computer system where he uses his eyes to look at his keyboard to type out what he wishes to write.  For more info, click here.   The process is time consuming, tiring, and tough of the eyes.

But through the blogs, we have been blessed to witness the metamorphosis of a person from someone giving up a twenty plus year porn addiction to the person he now is, or as Dwight said himself a couple weeks ago,From ‘Least of These’ to Masterpiece.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Believe it or not, you reading this blog has made you a part of this growing process, not only for Dwight, but for all of us. While Dwight may have thought in the beginning that he would be shunned by announcing his revelation, he discovered that the people around him were extremely supportive. I thank you all for your continued support. All the comments have been very encouraging.

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” ~ 1 Thess 5:11

I know that in sharing this journey with Dwight, it has changed me.  I am sure it has affected you.

Take this opportunity to share below in the comments.  Tell Dwight what this blog has meant to you.