OK. Just got off the phone w/ Verna. She said a lot of what I went thru was really "learning experiences." Per usual...she's right! The Lord spared me thru things that I would not have survived otherwise. Now, I've been saved almost 5 years, and I'm completely different inside and out (I needed both, btw). So...yeah...lessons learned, I suppose. God is good! Yes, it was rough, but...life in general is often not easy, and with hardcore sin involved...watch out, kiddo. Don't go riding on that long black train, etc. OK. I suppose this is a "Praise Report" (?). Thanks to Christ, I get to move forward from here, and that's...a miracle, all by itself.