Ministerial Meanderings

God centered theology in a man centered world.

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Location: Springfield, Missouri, United States

I was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland. I served in the United States Air Force for 20 years then retired. Then God led me to become a pastor. I was converted to Christ in the summer of 1966. I enjoy the company of my wife, children and grandchildren. I live with my three cats Taz.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Calvinist is ....

a person who is utterly dependent on God and knows it. In the end of all the debates it boils down to these two things ... man's utter helplessness to please God in and of himself AND man's dependence on God to do for himself what he cannot do for himself. Salvation is not God and man working together. It is God revealing to man what He has done for him and man believing it in such a way that it changes his life. Ultimately, it is all about God. Soli Deo Gloria! To God alone be the glory!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What a Difference a Few Months Make!

It has been a while since my last post. But it has been an extremely busy time for me. Aleta and I press on as always. Truly, we have the most boring lives on Earth. We are in such a routine, nothing out of the ordinary ever happens.

Hannah is still in Minot doing her thing. I am not always sure what that is but she is there doing it.

Stephen however .... finished Army AIT (the equivalent of "tech school" in the Air Force) at the end of April. They trained him to be a "sapper." That is an explosive demolitions expert. In the Air Force, we called such people "EOD." In Stephen's job, he defuses bombs and also builds bombs to blow things up. He is stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado in the city of Colorado Springs. Beautiful country up there. I have never stopped there but I have been by there many times.

Hannah's ex-husband Josh is here right now with my granddaughter Naomi. Wow! That is all I can say. Since they live in North Dakota it is hard to see them all the time. In fact, I have seen Naomi once every year since she was born. So, this is her third time seeing me (and me seeing her). She will be three years old in September. She is so big! I had Josh bring her by the place I work so I could show her off to all my friends there. She is something else. I can tell she is a Daddy's girl. (Hannah was that way when she was very young). But while she is here, Naomi is grandpa's girl.

My studies continue slowly. I am finding I am a better procrastinator than I am a theologian. Work is work.

I am back on the blog though. After a bit of a lay off, I have my head screwed on straight again and have many ideas for new posts that I want to put into this blog.

Remember ....

Q. What is the chief end of man?

A. To know God and to enjoy him forever.