I Bear a Cross: Coming Into Oneness With God

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Xulon Press, 2003 - 144 pages
Do you know your spiritual self? Do you know your mission and purpose in life? Are you or someone dear to you experiencing a lengthy mental or physical illness? Then it's a must that you journey with Peggy Thomas Templeman, a retired professional social worker, and a survivor of clinical depression - a condition with which she has struggled for over forty years. Her highly inspirational autobiography tells of her almost insurmountable challenges, of progressively increasing trust and faith in God and of the powerful light of hope. Feel the author's struggles prior to birth and on through college, marriage, motherhood, numerous hospitalizations, and up to the completion of this book. She acknowledges this writing as a "divine assignment." As a former licensed independent, clinical social worker, Peggy Thomas Templeman has a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors. After retiring from the Washington, D.C., Public School System in 1982, she served as a private practitioner and founded New Awareness, Incorporated, a mental health agency. In 1988, Mrs. Templeman founded The Comprehensive Center for Renewal, Incorporated (CCRI), her second private, non-profit, outpatient mental health organization. She received a B.A. from Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee and a M.SW. from Howard University, Washington, D.C. She pursued further studies at Catholic University, Trinity College (now Trinity Washington University), and the University of the District of Columbia. Currently, Mrs. Templeman is implementing her expanded vision of quality services to be offered by CCRI. She and her husband, John W. Templeman, Sr., reside in Washington, D.C. and are the blessed parents of two children and grandparents of three.
 

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Contents

Dedication
7
His CallMy Response xvii
17
In the BeginningMy Family and Me
23
The Early Years
29
Facing More Challenges
45
Back Home to the World of Work
55
Experiencing the School of Social Work
65
Moving On
77
My Cross Becomes Visible
87
My Last HospitalizationI Pray
93
The Continuum
103
My Departure From Catholicism
117
Epilogue
137
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