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My self-summary
I am a child of God, and that is extremely good, 'cause I would not be in a good place otherwise. I am redeemed, forgiven, perspicacious, sesquipedalian, recalcitrant yet sensitive, strong-willed yet pondering, veracious, direct yet prefering to avoid conflict, godly, integrity-filled, intelligent, creative, discerning and relational.

I am compassionate, veracious, voracious, vivacious, venerable and very valiant. Voila. I am also artful. Furthermore, [British snob accent] I am indefatigably loquacious. [/end British snob accent]

Seriously, I like words. I am a wordsmith with a quirky sense of humor that ranges from sarcasm to slapstick.

My heart is set on children's ministry--and I'm looking for someone who has that same heart. No one seems to care about children--but they are incredibly important and close to God's heart. They are a huge ministry. If you share God's heart for children, it might work out! Otherwise, there is no chance.

"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life." -1st Timothy 1:15-16
What I’m doing with my life
Filling this stupid thing out.

I'm also a novelist (surprise!) who doesn't have time to fill this out in detail.

Oh, and I wrote two tests.
The Religion and Romance Test evaluates how your religion affects your approach to romance. It was ranked #1 most popular test of the day on this site for two weeks and got thousands of takers in that time. Link:

The Religion and Beliefs Test evaluates what religion you claim to be and compares it to what you actually believe. Link:
I’m really good at
Forgiving and empathizing. I'm good at lots of other stuff and bad at plenty of stuff, but you'll discover both in time if you get to know me. My flaws are as apparent as my strengths.

"Love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." -1st Peter 4:8 (NIV)
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
→The Bible is genuinely my favorite thing. I adore reading it, and I strongly recommend it to everyone. It's not just for some people; as long as you breathe air, God's word is for you. Jeremiah is my favorite book of the Bible because I'm so similar to the Prophet Jeremiah.

A1) Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Karen Hancock's The Light Of Eidon, The Shadow Within, Shadow Over Kiriath and Return Of The Guardian-King. Also, Frank Peretti's Piercing The Darkness and This Present Darkness. God's Bible (or The Bible, either term works). Walter Wangerin Jr.'s The Book Of The Dun Cow. Botchan by Natsume Soseki. Frank Peretti's The Oath is my favorite book ever written by a human. Most things by Ted Dekker. Louis L'amour is good too. Plenty of other things. I like to read.

A2) My favorite scholars include Alec Motyer, Henrietta Mears, Christopher J.H. Wright, Michael Wilcock, Derek Kidner, Duane A. Garret, D.A. Carson, Ronald B. Allen, Gleason Archer, G.J. Wenham, R.K. Harrison, Charles Feinberg, T.D. Alexander, R. Laird Harris, etc. There are a lot.

B) All three Lord Of The Rings, Episodes 4-6 of Star Wars, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, Hangman's Curse, the newest version of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, The Visitation, Braveheart, Gladiator, The Passion Of The Christ, The Last Samurai, End Of The Spear, Shrek, Shrek 2, Megamind, What About Bob?, The Man Who Knew Too Little and The Emperor's New Groove. More stuff.

C) Columbo, Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Monk, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes.

D) CCM and Classical. CCM especially, although I don't mind Hymns, R & B, Gospel or Christian Worship. For CCM specifically, I love the music of Keith Green, Jars of Clay, Kathy Troccoli, Rich Mullins, Carman, Petra, Avalon, Newsboys, Simple Truth, Audio Adrenaline, David Meece, Amy Grant, Nichole Nordeman, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, 2nd Chapter of Acts, etc. I could go on for a while here.

E) Shrimp Fajitas and Fruit Mixes. I like meat too. I pretty much eat anything set in front of me that isn't crawling away, but I certainly appreciate good food.
Six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Awesome stuff.

Maybe I'll fill this one out in more detail someday.

Okay, fine, here's a bone: God's Word, language, theology, epistemology, people, other deep stuff, not-so-deep stuff and things I've watched, read or heard.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." -Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing stuff or nothing. Yep.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nothing, you vouyeristic creep.
You should message me if
You want to.
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