About

You teach me all far more than I could ever teach you. As you all share your journey with me, I learn and grow. God uses you to teach me a different way of thinking about an issue or our journey of faith.
I believe with all of my heart that we can create a better world as we work at changing ourselves. Gandhi through his noble walk of humble grace calls all of us to be the change we would hope to see in this world. True change happens as we are real with ourselves and one another.
I am here as your servant. I take on that cloak with a joy that no words I could write or speak would ever fully articulate.
I have a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School, where I was a journalism intern under the tutelage of Reverend Dr. WillRooen. Will is doing his Lord’s work in Heaven. I am a student at St. James the Elder Theological Seminary in an M.A.- Th.D. program in Applied Theology majoring in Clinical Christian Counselling.Currently, I am in spiritual formation studies to become a priest with Holy Catholic Church International. I am taking a Certificate in Traumatology through St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. In the fall I plan to take a Certificate in Chaplaincy through the seminary.

I will be taking additional graduate divinity studies through Trinity College in the University of Toronto.

I give thanks to my Lord for being given the following honors by Dr. Heyward Ewart, who is the President of St. James the Elder Theological Seminary: Doctor of Science in Clinical Christian Counselling (honoris causa), Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) and Diplomate Honors in Creative Ministry, which includes music, creative writing and ministry.
I will be in a private Christian counselling practice by the fall, which will also use my trained tenor voice in music therapy. I will specialize in abuse, the treatment of PTSD, marriage and addiction issues.
I live in the beautiful town of Ramore, northern Ontario, with my gorgeous wife, Karen.
We have two kitties, William a.k.a. Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot a.k.a. Sir William at Large and the notorious Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Ramore.
My dear friends, let us journey together, as I share what God puts upon my heart.
Together, let us dream no small dreams, as we all soar like the eagle to our God-given potential.
My testimony:
“I have become absolutely convinced that neither death nor life, neither messenger of Heaven nor monarch of earth, neither what happens today nor what may happen tomorrow, neither a power from on high nor a power from below, nor anything else in God’s whole world has any power to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord!” Romans 8:38-39, J. B. Phillips New Testament.

20 responses to “About

  1. Hi Kevin,

    I feel the compassion in this space. Thank you for visiting and following The Dreamer Writes. I am hats off to your achievements and the noble works you have been doing. I am passionate about bridging the gap between mental health and faith, and I look forward to the insights you can offer as I follow your blog.

    Blessings and love,
    Jayson

    • Karen and I are deeply thankful to God and you for this honour. It is most humbling that out of so many blogs that inspire others you thought of me. I will be working on this, thankful each step of the way that I will have an opportunity to recommend other blogs to be nominated for the “very inspiring blogger” award.

      I will share with you that Karen and I received the most wonderful news! Two insurers are wanting to look at our Christian counselling ministry to be accepted for liability insurance. Once we have that in place our ministry unto the Lord can begin!

      There are so many lives here in Englehart who need healing within. I know it will be a busy ministry because I will be the only Christian counsellor in a wide area of northern Ontario. The challenge will be keeping this all in balance in the midst of so much need. Many people are waiting for this ministry to start, people Karen and I have met,my pastor and pastors in the local ministerial association.

      I will be training Karen in counselling as she takes further studies majoring in counselling in her Master of Divinity program at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. She is almost through a challenging Church History course that was the equivalent of three graduate courses. I am thankful that God gave me the strength and stamina to tutor her after her being away from post secondary study for over 30 years.

      Karen is gaining greater confidence in the abilities God has given her. She has such a beautiful heart and a mind that is so sharp and engaged with people and the issues they face.

      I pray for the Lord to pour out on you, your family, church and all you know with the river of His richest blessings!

      Have a Son-filled glorious weekend!

      Kevin

  2. Thank you for following “A Way With Words.” My joy in writing is made more complete when people read what I’ve written (and even more as they respond).

    I write primarily about faith and mental illness, but I’m also known to dabble in other subjects, stories, and even the occasional poem. If you have any requests, please let me know.

    I appreciate what you have going here with your blog and pray you are blessed in your life and writing, as you bless others.

    Gratefully,
    Tony Roberts

    • Hi Tony

      Your pieces stay lingering in my mind for long after I have read them. That my friend, is a gift your Lord has given you to reach troubled hearts and wounded lives.

      If I have any requests I will let you know.

      Keep up the great work you are doing. As you share your heart, those painful challenges and the lessons you have learned from them, that’s going to reach people where they are at, where the pain is felt most. This sharing then leads people on that long road to recovery and renewal in their lives.

      You are a courageous man to share in the way you do. We need to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness. That’s not easy to do. We live in a society where mental illness is viewed by many as even a moral weakness. You keep on educating others through your writing.

      I thank my Lord for the blessing is you.

      Have an awesome weekend!

      Kevin

  3. I,m crying here because I really feel that God’s sent you & Karen, just to know there is somebody I could turn to if I needed Christian friends I feel quite overwhelmed. I have just read your about me page. Truly special people. I am vaccine damaged, along with 9 colleagues, I was a special needs teacher, damage resulted in us getting MS etc,
    My faith sustains me throughout my multiple health issues. Everyone else went down the compensation route which I can fully understand, I chose not to, preferring to consentrate on being positive. I lost my career, my excellent health, my home and then my marriage.

    I also lost my confidence, this was 10 years ago, I became a happy loner, I feel incredibly blessed that I had the most inspirational parents, still got my Mum, recently I have been in a position to move only 16 miles away from her, it was. 100 mile trip, there is only myself, my elderly Mum who’s blind and disabled and my daughter Sophie, my few lifelong friends are not in the area, they are over 300 miles away but we talk daily on the phone and internet, they are lovely but not Christians. I never ask for help and tend to never bother people but just knowing I have met someone on here who are born again is just what I had prayed for. I will never be a nuisance lol but you and Karen sound like wonderful people, full of God’s love.

    I’m so thrilled to bits to know you Kevin. I have a brain scan on 10th June, the doctor suspects I may have a frontal lobe tumour. I’m not frightened at all, just apprehensive.

    I get blanks in my brain where there is nothing there and I can’t remember what I am about to say, I’m having one now so I must go, I really need to sleep lol. Arrrggh so frustrating. I have just posted some Christian Bible Verse Photo’s.

    I will read much more on your blog tomorrow so I can know you better.

    Please would you send Tracey my love and best wishes Kevin.

    God bless, night night. Su x

    • Su, you have had such a challenging life. Here is the message that I pray reaches you, touches you, makes you feel that your life is an amazing story. Through all the hurt, all that agonizing pain, you haven’t yet given up. That is where all that is dark and evil in this world would have us go, into that place of defeat. Think of what an awesome testimony you have to share with others who are having a rough time in their life. Su, they will be more inclined to really hear you, because you have walked that long and painful road of struggle and still are.

      I’m glad you have such inspiring parents. As one who has been a special needs teacher, you know just how important it is to have parents, who reinforce what you teach and who are positive role models.

      Karen and I are keeping you in our prayers as you have your brain scan on June 10th. That uncertainty not knowing exactly what will be found is awful to go through.

      I too get blanks in my brain. I will be speaking and lose my thought. It’s just gone. Sometimes, I get it back if the person speaking with me gives me a memory prompt about what I was speaking about.

      I have a learning disability called dyspraxia, which likely developed as a result of some brain damage I experienced at birth. This as you probably know causes delays in the ability to understand what others are saying and in task completion. My mom was over 36 hours in labour with me. A neurologist thinks I have a mild form of cerebral palsy. A gerontologist diagnosed me with a rare progressive nerodegenerative condition called oliviopontocerebellar ataxia. At times I have trouble with my speech and ability to swallow. I use a wheelchair for mobility. Please pray that I will get my power chair soon I have been recommended by my occupational therapist to receive.

      Have you given any thought to sharing your experiences as a motivational speaker? There are so many people who would be inspired by your amazing story of overcoming.

      I have passed along to Karen your love and best wishes.

      Have a blessed weekend!

      Kevin

  4. Kevin – please email me directly from another email account ASAP. Your regular email account has been hacked. Didn’t know how else to reach you. I will give you details privately. Love you, sweetie.

      • Good afternoon, Susan

        Thanks for letting Marmar and the co-authors know. That is most thoughtful of you. I pray that the sharing of Karen’s and my story will change many lives. Who knows? A cyber criminal might even come to know Christ. People may even start forgiving themselves. If one life turns around or is influenced by the pain and the love in the thoughts I have shared, then all our heartache will have been worth it.

        Today, I admit to feeling like I have been hit with a two by four. God will heal Karen and me of the damage that was done to our trust. I pray the child of joy will reawaken in both of us.

        I give thanks to God for giving me the strength in my physical weakness still fighting the bronchitis, to let as many people as I could know what happened.

        Lord, help accomplish the forgiveness in my own heart. Amen.

        Thanks for your ever caring heart.

        Kevin

      • You’re welcome, Kevin. I empathize with your situation. I have been the victim of identity theft for over 7 years. I still have not been able to clear my credit record, even though I found the person who did it on Facebook. I tried to clear it up for years, but finally gave up because I did not have the physical or mental energy any more.

        Now, I live a cash-only life and I trust that God will provide all things. So far, He has not let me down. I know He has plans for me, and I do my best to focus on Him, not on the wrongs that have been done to me, for that would be a waste of the time and energy I have been given.

        I need to focus on Him, on the task He has given me, and place all things secondary to Him. This may have been in His overall plan for me – to simplify my life – or it may have simply been due to another person’s free will. Either way, I must keep my eyes on the Prize, and the joy that abides in me. When I do that, it lifts my eyes from my circumstances and allows my heart to be filled with his overriding grace and love to the point of tears of thankfulness.

        Sometimes we just need the most simple reminder. Here’s one for you: http://bit.ly/PEgMmQ
        Bless you, my friend.

  5. Brother Osborne2029, how are you tonight? I am praying that the flu and the bronchial aspect are now subsiding. Lot’s of people are still praying! Please send an update— I am moved to hold you up in prayer before the Lord.

    • Hi Daryl

      You can tell those who are praying for me that I believe the flu has now become bronchitis. It is worse at night and first thing in the morning. I’m having to use nebulization much more, sometimes two or more times a day. I’m taking a cough syrrup every eight hours to calm the cough and expectorate the phlegm.

      The danger is that this could become pneumonia. I’ve already had three bouts with pneumonia, one that went into both lungs.

      Pray that God opens the door to all the funds needed for all the medications I need not just to treat this respiratory bug, but all the medications I need for my systemic mastocytosis (mast cell immune system disorder).

      I need the Lord to restore my health, so I can open up a part-time Christian counselling practice and do all my writing, singing, songwriting and research work.

      Please also pray the Lord opens a door for the writing I’m doing, so I can get paid for some of it as a way of helping finance graduate counselling and divinity studies for Karen and I.

      Please thank everyone for their prayers. God is in control.

      Karen is doing much better with her flu.

      God’s richest blessings for yours and the faithfulness of others in prayer.

      Kevin

  6. Hello. My name is Candace Cudjoe of Arise Woman blog. theladiesfeed.wordpress.com I read your story about your sister Judy and I will reblog on my page. In the article you also indicated that you have had your share of pains. On AW I have a forum called “SHARE YOUR VOICE”. Its where the abused and recovering or recovered share their story but with no names or faces. This is to raise the awareness because so many abused are silent and scared to say anything. I am kindly requesting if you can share your story with us on AW. If you wish to, you can forward the story to arisewoman@gmail.com.

    I apologize for requesting under your about but I had no other form of contact. Thank you. God bless.

    PS. You Judy and your family have been added to the AW prayer list. 🙂

    • Hi Candace

      I have sent you an email concerning your thoughts shared and your request.

      Let’s work together to give the Enemy the kick in the butt he deserves as God uses you, me and many others to start the abused on their long healing journey.

      Yours in His service,

      Kevin

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