Hello and welcome to My-040. If you were hoping to find a blog about turning 40 years old I’m sorry to say this ain’t it – however I invite you to stay and look around; you may find this to be what you need in times of tribulation.
The blog’s name, My-040, comes from the collision of three main themes: my incarceration (Exile), God’s punishment of the Israelites being sent into captivity (Exile), and the Federal District from which I come – 040. I’m convinced these align for a reason. I hope you’ll visit regularly to discover how I’m letting God lead me through my time in captivity; the wilderness; exile.
This blog is for all those living in a prison of any type, whether it be true incarceration, depression, an abusive relationship, addiction – especially addiction to pornography of any form – mental illness, childhood sexual abuse; such a long and sad list cut short.
This blog is also for anyone looking for new perspectives on how God touches us all. I’ve found that my old self is not who I, or God, wants me to be and to find that self is a journey I hope you’ll take with me.
I ask very little of you: 1) Please do not post hate of any form, including foul language. I have the support of a loved one, my sister, in managing this site and the postings. She didn’t break the law, I did. Please don’t make her suffer in her love for me; 2) If you have positive, constructive ideas on how I might improve this blog please post or email; 3) Feel free to post questions on any subject on this site (See my bio I am… John Doe, the purpose of this blog Joy In The Tribulation, and ASCSA) but please be patient in waiting for a response as I have to use the U.S. Mail and turn around time can be up to two weeks (Contact & How This Works).
It is one of my sincerest hopes that you will walk my journey with me and find your way out of whatever wilderness, prison, captivity, or exile you find yourself living. I’ve begun, and am already becoming renewed into a new life. Unbelievably, I’m finding true freedom behind the razor wire topped fencing. I hope you’ll enjoy your time here.
Again, Welcome. John Doe