Who am I?

I am not a theologian, just someone who wishes to share the joys and pitfalls of living s a Christian with Arthritis, Asperger’s syndrome and Diabetes, this colours the way I think, and as a consequence everything in this blog.
I am a full time Christian, part time musician, and some time blogger.

I am married to the best woman in the universe, no, make that multiverse, with two married daughters and an married son, and one granddaughter.

I have been in the past a worship leader, member of a Christian rock band and am now a sometime percussionist at church. I own 6 guitars, a banjo, mandolin and more persussion instruments than you can shake a stick at.

And I cycle. That could have been my downfall as in 2006 I had an accident, since then I have been walking with the aid of a stick, trying to rebuild a life through the frustrations of not being as active as I’d like, and learning how to trust God all over again.

“Making an ass of myself,” is because my birthday was once the Feast of the Ass in medieval France. The subtitle, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Mad,” is a reminder tat people with psychological and mental conditions are no less in the image of God than those without.

4 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Steven/Ernst, your blog will soon be added to our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to customize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

  2. Great blog post Steve. I’m not sure if you received my first comment because I wasn’t logged in. I was basically saying that I appreciate your honesty and that I agree life can be difficult for those with Aspergers – even in church settings.

    But I’m sure that your posts will bless many who are struggling in a similar way.

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Love to Linda – it was great working with her on Sunday.

    1. Thanks for that beatdepression776.

      Last Sunday (August 21st) was a case in point. Because of the many voices around me during the discussion period at the end of the sermon I became close to meltdown and had to leave early. It’s not easy being a Christian with autism when there are things are organised this way.

      I am also the webmaster of the Kirklees Autism Group, and you will find my more recent blog posts on autism on their website which I set up which is autismkirklees.org.uk.

      1. I understand. That makes sense. Churches forget that visual and audible stimuli can be overwhelming for some. It’s good that we have the settee area in the foyer if things become too much, but I imagine that going outside into the fresh air is more helpful. It surprises me how ignorant we all still are of the needs and struggles of people whose brains are wired slightly differently. I used to work with deaf Christians and some church folk were not very considerate towards them.

        You would not have been the only one struggling with this task on Sunday – many people are shy and feel uncomfortable sharing their thoughts with others.

        Hopefully, this won’t happen too often. I’m glad you at least know what it was that caused you distress.

        Thanks for the info about that other websites.

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