Saturday, April 5, 2008

Personal..... Factoids about Me

I love snow skiing in Colorado – have skied at Winter Park & Wolf Creek Pass. Been to Breckenridge, but haven’t skied there.

I’ve been to Washington DC two times, but would love to go back for an extended stay to take it all in. I think every American (citizen or not) should go there. It is the seat of American Democracy. The buildings are amazing. I would like to see the cherry trees in the spring.

When I was 19 years old I went to Germany to participate in NATO war games – something called “Reforger.” Don’t ask me what that stands for, I have forgotten. While on a midnight parachute jump, I was injured.

My most memorable experience while in Germany was meeting and training along side German soldiers. They were exceptional.

The most stupid thing I have ever done….. (ain’t gonna go there).

I’m not going to endorse anyone’s political candidate for the presidential elections this year. I won’t do if from this blog, neither from the pulpit. As a pastor my message is to advance the kingdom of God – not the Red party nor the Blue party. I’ll vote my conscience.

In October this year, I plan to teach a two-part series on the believer’s responsibility to government.

In ten years at PCC Renae and I have never missed a Sunday – except once, and even then I was preaching in another church. Both of us need some time off… and away.

I will probably take a Sabbatical this year – a long one.

I am a ravenous reader. In any given week I am reading three or four books at the same time.

If I told you how much I read the Bible you wouldn’t believe me.

I believe character matters. Who I am when no one is looking should be pretty close to who I am when everyone is looking. I never forget that God is always looking. According to Ecclesiastes 12:14 God will one day reveal every secret thing in my life. I am always mindful of this - and it helps me behave.

I love the beach in the spring before it gets too hot. I wish somebody would get on the ball and finish the road to Ft. Pickens and the road from Pensacola Beach to Navarre. It’s been long enough already!

Renae and I have been married for 27 years. It has been simply amazing the entire time!

God is really stretching me right now. The scriptures are more alive than they have been in a while, and the closer I get to Him the more I realize how small my dreams are. I’m now asking Him to enlarge my vision – to help me see His will. I’m praying for the “mind of Christ.”

To me the Bible is the most awesome book ever held in the hands of mere men.

Renae and I have a five acre parcel of land and want to build a new home there. It’s a beautiful place. We dream about it often. Anyone want to buy our current house?

Last factoid - I never eat spicy food on Saturday night.