The path to a new life starts with a new calling. Dr. Gordon Postill shares his unique story of faith and overcoming personal challenges in order to help others on their journey. Listen and learn how one man's faith can inspire yours.
We all face forks in the road, and choosing one over the other isn't always obvious or easy. What can compound this difficulty is if your path is littered with alcohol and drugs that are consuming your shot at life.
As a young man, Gordon Postill steps off a train at Queen's University. After a three-year debauched romp of sensual delights, he flunks out and finds himself on another train, heading to the nickel mines in Northern Ontario. He hopes to hide beneath the earth's surface, but his substance abuse picks up steam.
Gordon becomes increasingly dispirited, feeling irreversibly mired in existential despair, ignominy and jobs ranging from nickel miner to security guard. He even reaches a point where he questions if life is worth living.
And then, Gordon has a calling that changes everything and puts him on a path to earning a Masters and Doctorate in Ministry. Rev. Dr. Gordon Postill takes the pain and experiences of his life on a new course where he helps thousands of people living in hospices.
Many decades later, Gordon has a new calling: to help his beloved wife Robin who is battling Alzheimer's. He wrote a book about his life titled, Called! A Longshot's Story.
This is an honest and, at times, raw interview that proves that destiny, or at the very least a new path in life, can happen if you match purpose with intent.
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