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discipleship is received as a gift from God

It is 7:54 PM Friday night, Carol just left for work. She told me she was not in the mood to go to work, but she went. I remember when I was working how I hated going to work in the morning. I still remember getting up at the crack of dawn to get ready for work feeling absolutely sick to my stomach because I hated my job. But that is now all in the past. I have not worked since June 21, 2007 (2006?). I recently applied for social security so I can honestly tell folks I am retired. I am thankful that I do not have to work. Carol enjoys her job as a professional nurse. I know she will miss nursing when she retires in four years.

There is nothing on TV worth watching this evening. I usually watch a couple of hours of TV during the evening hours. Most nights there is nothing on TV worth watching so I either sit in the dark contemplating my existence or read in my main study. I do listen to music sometimes since I can turn up the stereo when Carol is not home. For some unknown reason I am not in the mood for loud music lately. I spend a lot of time in a state of contemplative silence. Today I have spent the day read from these two books, "John 1-12" New Testament IV [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Craig S. Farmer and "Johannine Discipleship as a Covenant Relationship" by Rekha M. Chennattu.

I did not go anywhere today. I mainly sat in our dining room reading my books and drinking coffee. I have to read my Christian books when I feel free to do so. There are times when I can not read my Christian books due to brain overload. My brain gets so stuffed with divine Truth that I have to give my mind a rest.

I thought I would share more about my history of eating food and suffering from a stomach ulcer, but now it seems old hat. I did not mention that when I was on staff at the Richmond Rescue Mission, Richmond California that for two years as was the Mission cook (the years 1974 & 1975). I cooked for over a hundred people three times a day when working as a Rescue Mission cook. I am sure I had helpers as a Mission cook. I also had days off as a Mission cook. But I rarely ate the food I cooked as a Mission cook, because I could eat almost nothing due to my stomach ulcer.

I also did not mention in the history of eating food that when I was a student at Mackinac Liberal Arts College I had a night job as a waiter for the college. I had to serve students their meals and also afterwards help wash dishes to help pay for my college tuition. I was a student at this college I think around the year 1972 or 1973. I have a weak memory when it comes to dates.

I think I left the Richmond Rescue Mission located in Richmond California around 1977. I left California to attend Reformed Bible College Grand Rapids Michigan I think around 1978 and got married the Spring of 1979 to Carol. Now I am not sure about this Time Line since like I said my memory is poor.

As I have said when my birthday rolls around I find myself reviewing my Life from birth August 14, 1952 till the present Now the Summer of 2014. Where I have come from and where I hope to be at the end of my days.

I became a disciple of Christ Jesus August 1970. I have been reading the Gospel of John going on 44 years. I studied the Gospel of John at Reformed Bible College August Institute 1979 grade A-. I studied the Gospels & Acts 1985 grade B+ while attending Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson Mississippi.

Reformed Bible College Grand Rapids Mich. 1978-1981

Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson Mississippi 1983-1986

We moved to Houston Texas after seminary 1986 to 1991 to do my minister internship at Covenant PCA. I think we moved here to Holland Michigan July 1991.

Well life has gone by and now it is another Summer in our lives. I will close to regroup.

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