Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37: 3-4, NIV.
Some of you may know that we moved from Dallas, Texas, about three weeks ago. I had a great paying job, a position of ministry to veterans and their family members. It was a place where I could have settled with no fear of being able to pay the bills. It was a dream job for a retired Army Chaplain. However, it was a tiring job and I was exposed to trauma every day from Sunday evening to Thursday evening (I worked from 4pm to midnight). The hours were not the only challenge but being isolated from the rest of the Chaplain department was also a challenge (some would say a blessing). The bottom line was that the position allowed me to explore Counseling as a career and to attend school again. I graduated with my second Masters in May, in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I also applied to another school to begin work on a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision.
What makes a person of middle age make a decision to leave a comfortable position in life? For me, it is a belief that there is much more that I can do in life (or what remains of it). It also includes a belief that I have a calling to work out. I have a lot more to offer. My wife has a lot more to offer as well and being closer to her sister helps (within driving distance) and it makes her happy. When she is happy, I have a much comfortable life (no matter how much bacon I bring home). Coupled with my belief in having much more to offer is a desire to do more than what I have already accomplished. I do think that my belief, desire, and wife’s proximity to family leads us to be comfortable in the decision that we have made.
At this point, we are still building a community within our community. I am part of a counseling group and we have started attending a church that we believe that works for us as we transition into the greater area. Overall, we are very thankful in what God is doing in our life.
Blogs will continue. I will complete the series in Psalm 106. I will attempt to write twice a week but I do want to do more in videos. Please continue to be on the lookout for my materials—they will be life enriching.
Dan is in a second career, that of Counselor, but he is a pastor at heart. He desires to present the Word of God in its context and then challenge the reader in its application to our lives. It is the Word of God that brings revival to our souls. The psalmist writes, "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.
Dan and Maribel Kinjorski
Dan and Maribel are Bible Teachers. They love to expound on the Word of God. Maribel has been involved in Church since an early age. A graduate of the University of San German, Puerto Rico, in Business Administration and Economy. Dan is a graduate of East Coast Bible College (now shuttered) and the Pentecostal Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity (1999) , Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2019), and now working on a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: Counseling Education and Supervision.