Why I haven’t written…

fireI know I haven’t developed much of a following with my blog yet, and most of you who do read it are probably friends of mine anyway, and know this. But two weeks ago today the building where I live burned. And although I was one of the lucky ones, they stopped it before it reached my end of the building, my place is smoked damaged and unlivable for the next few months. And adding further insult to injury, the person who I thought had my back during this, once could say stuck a knife in it instead.

I’m so blessed to have friends, one who is letting me live with him while they rehab or rebuild the building, and several others who waded into the grime and the smoke damage for several days to box and help haul my surviving belongings into storage, all the while propping myself up emotionally. I can’t thank those wonderful people enough.

Needless to say my energy, emotionally, physically and even spiritually is pretty drained. I’m feeling very adrift right now, and it is really difficult to think about projects like this when, as a friend described, me being in “survival mode.”

I hope to be back soon, in the mean time I could use prayers myself right now, as I wrestle with both a broken heart and a broken home…

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About revcopado

Rev. Michael F. Copado is an ordained Unity Minister (Unity School of Christianity class of 2003) and a graduate of Unity’s Urban Ministerial School in Detroit. He has served at or spoken at Unity/New Thought churches in Michigan, Missouri and Florida. He was the founder of the Center for Positive Christianity in Wellington Florida, and helped found the Spiritual Life Center of Midtown Detroit (now Spiritual Life Center of Ferndale.) He is one of the officiants of Wayne State University School of Medicine’s annual interfaith memorial service for those who have donated their bodies for medical research. He is an accomplished retreat leader and small group facilitator. He was a regular facilitator of men’s workshops and retreats such as “Man Alive” and for the Detroit Men’s Wisdom Council, and Men of Today (the Men’s group of the Church of Today, in Warren Michigan.) He has also been involved with “The Living Course,” “Taking It Lightly,” and the “Bamboo Bridge” weekend workshops. His 6 week course, “Knowing God, Knowing Ourselves, and Knowing Each Other” was a featured course at Unity Village Chapel, the main worship center at Unity Village. He also has worked at the Silent Unity Prayer Ministry, and was a contributor to The Daily Word magazine. He is a passionate advocate for Marriage Equality, a women’s right to choose, physician assisted suicide, as well as racial and gender equality. He is also a firm believer in healthy human sexuality, and sexual education, having assisted in the human sexuality curriculum at Wayne State School of Medicine and facilitated the online “Sex and Spirituality” discussion for several years on Literotica.com. Rev. Michael is available in Michigan for preaching/public speaking, retreats/workshops, as well as weddings, commitment ceremonies, memorials and divorce/separation rituals.
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