Doc Amey’s NO EXCUSES

Doc Amey’s NO EXCUSES

Hello, Post Newspaper family how are you doing? I pray all is well in your world. First, I would like to introduce myself and tell you a little about what I am hoping to do working with The Post Community Newspaper and pray for your interaction. My name is Edward “Doc” Amey but my friends and family call me” Doc”. I’m a lifelong Texas City resident that has walked on both sides of the road and on my journey, I have learned a great deal which has led me to this place, this time and this opportunity.
For the sake of clarity, here is just a tiny bit about me and some of the things to led me to this calling.  My father died in a crap game, shooting dice when I was six months old and my mother was on drugs until I was about 15-years-old. I was raised by my grandmother and began running the streets, gang banging, at a very early age. That led to drugs and by the time I was 22 years of age I was on my way to prison for the first of three trips.
Even in an out of jail I managed to father four children. My oldest son is 19 and my youngest boy is 14. I also have two daughters who are 18 and 19 years old. Because of my lifestyle, I couldn’t really be there for them; something I truly regret.  I grew up poor, struggling to make ends meet and selling drugs was the only way I knew to make money. But on my third and final trip to prison I found Jesus and I was able to leave prison and start a new life in Christ.
I realized I had a calling to use my struggles, my testimonies and all the things I have been through in my life to help others. When I see someone that may be going through the same things I went through, I want to share how—with Jesus—I was able to overcome them. What I have come to realize is that the Enemy is everywhere and our young generation is so vulnerable I know He will do any and everything to get them. He has many tools, drugs, fast money, gangs, guns and violence and He can even make prison look appealing. So maybe you have a child exposed to drugs, on the path to prison or in the streets hanging with gangs. Maybe it isn’t even your child but you feel like you should help but you just don’t know how. I want to open my life to you and offer you that help. Recently, I proposed marriage to an incredible woman; someone like me who has seen the dark side of things and come out on the other end, stronger and wiser and, like me, with a calling to help others.
In the coming weeks, you will begin to see NO EXCUSES in The Post. It will be a place where we can interact together; share thoughts ideas and experiences and hopefully help keep someone from having to experience what we have.  I’ll be writing about different topics and different struggles; things I’ve battled with and things I’ve overcome. When you have questions you’d like to ask, please email them to doc@thepostnewspaper.net and I’ll answer them in print and online. You may want to remain anonymous and that’s fine too. Just know you can reach out and I will be right there to listen. I am hoping this will be a way for me, not only to touch lives, but to continue to learn and grow in my own faith. So, I pray you join in sending your questions, your comments and your experiences. I look forward to hearing from you so that we may all grow in Christ’s love and wisdom.  – Doc

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