Welcome to my site!
Briefly about me…I am a retired NYS Parole Officer, having served 27 years in the Harlem precincts of NYC. For me, this was best job in the world. Working with felony offenders was most rewarding and I grew to love the Harlem community. Each day brought a different challenge and opportunity to see the Lord’s faithfulness. Touching lives marked by failure, brokenness, addictions, and confusion is a high call – and, while I have often fallen short, I am grateful for the opportunity. I am grateful most of all for the Lord’s presence throughout each day – protecting me, leading me, teaching me. There is no walk in this world like the one led by Christ.
Born of Armenian descent, my life is enriched by the culture and history of Armenia. The devastating genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks influenced my life, world views, and faith. Tragedy and suffering make stronger ties than prosperity and happiness. I do have a love for Armenia and believe that the Lord is bringing revival to this ancient land, bestowing “….beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” (Isaiah 61:3)
I hope The Burning Lamp is a place that you might find an ember of God to speak to your heart and light up your path. Thanks for visiting!
P.S. You may also like to visit my other site http://www.crushedbygod.com, exploring the presence of God in suffering.