Whats Your Family Like?

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  1. Bible Believing Bill

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    We been learning what others think of us. How bout telling about our families.

    I have been married to the sweetest, kindest, most beautiful woman in the world for the last 12 years. Durring that time she has given me two wonderful children. The oldest is a 6 year old boy named after his dad and his granddad. Great granddad had the same first name and a different middle name. He is dosn't know what the phrase "be careful means" Then there is the baby girl she will be 2 in Nov. She gets dressed in frilly little dresses then goes out and rough houses with the boys. The boys being her brother and our babysitters three boys. I think she is the toughest one of the bunch.
     
  2. Jesse

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    I am an only child. My parents are not married. My mother worked at Lasalle Cab company, Homestyle Family Buffet, an instant salad packaging plant, and a 7-11 (not all at the same time). One day when she was at the Cab job she threw out her back lifting groceries. She has undergone at least 3 surgeries that I can think of and has a metal rod in her back. She is on medication and worker's comp. She talks to the cat.

    My dad works for Lasalle cab company. He sleeps on the couch for some reason.

    Lately I've had a feeling that they might break up soon (this happened once before when I was young, my dad went off with some woman in Buffalo with lots of cats), as my mother was saying "Me and your dad have to have a talk later so don't come out to the living room." Later she was saying how she was going to be meeting new people, and saying that life changes. None of this is definate proof of a break-up but hey.

    My mother recently went to a bar with some friends. That kind of struck me as odd, seeing how with her back the way it is, she never goes anywhere unless there's a couch there for her to lay on. Meh, who knows, it their lives, they can do whatever pleases 'em.

    When it comes to me, my parents don't really care what I do. The only thing that had my mother get a "weird vibe" coming from me is when I started going to the church. My parents thought (and still think) I go there to see the girl I love, I've not yet told them about what's been going on. One day I will, there'll be yelling on my mother's part, my dad'll probably tell her to leave me alone. My mother and her family are Catholic, my dad could worship the moon for all I know. One day I'll witness to them, but I've got to learn more myself first.

    Meh.
     
  3. Barnabas H.

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    Jesse, we'll pray that the Lord prepare the hearts of your Mom & Dad for the day when you will talk to them about your Savior! [​IMG]
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NewBeliever: We been learning what others think of us. How bout telling about your families.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Our abbreviated story: Married to a wonderful lady the past 34 years, going 35. Have two beautiful daughters. The younger is married to an associate pastor and have two children, a girl 4.5 and a boy 2.10 years old. They all love the Lord. We attend an IFB church, have a shepherd with a heart for a Pastor, and a loving congregation. Aside from the aches and pains we old folks experience, and the senior moments we encounter in our lives, we are relatively well. The Lord is good! [​IMG]
     
  5. Dr. Bob

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    Married a Wyoming girl in 1970, finally brought her home in 1988 (actually bought her family's old house). She is a doctor and I'm an ifb preacher. Don't even JOKE about who makes more money. :rolleyes:

    Three children, Jeremiah is 28, licensed SBC preacher, mission church supply for Wyoming out of Buffalo, WY. Married, wife is a christian school teacher; grandson Noah is just 2 and another baby due in March 2002.

    Joshua is 26, ordained GARBC pastor for 5 years in Michigan. Married, wife is a teacher and completes her RN in December, baby due in January 2002.

    Elyssabeth is 24, and is on the faculty at an ifb college, teaching computer design and layout, yearbook, etc. Married, hubby is the history prof at the same college, baby due October 2001.

    Do you see a theme? And yes, we are older than dirt.

    [ August 25, 2001: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
  6. Bible Believing Bill

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    Dr. Bob's new name is Gramps! :D :D :D
     
  7. the 'I AM' hath sent me

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    Here goes....young blood in the house. :D

    Well, the Lord saved me 2 and a half years ago. He's been working in my life ever since. I have failed Him on numerous occasions but He still carrys me. Thank you God!

    I got married two months after being Saved. My wife is Christian(Thank you Lord). We attend an IFB in the country. Small congregation with a big heart. I work for the local utility company, she is a house wife. She is a Sunday school helper/teacher, I help teach the Youth ministry on Wednesday nights. I've seen the Lord work so wonderfully in our lives and in the Church that we attend. We've had right many Saved and new members joining the Church. I give all Praise to God for the things in my life.

    Me and my wife don't have any children as of yet, but Lord willing, there will be another IFB'er coming along. She is two weeks late as of this typing. I am not getting my hopes up, I just leave it in the Creators hands.

    Sometimes I feel as thought the Lord is calling me into the ministry, but don't know for sure. So I just volunteer for anything that comes up at the Church. To let the Lord show me my place in His work.

    I am 24, sometimes I feel like I'm 54. I get so tired of this ole world sometimes...longing for my Saviours Return.
    I try to be that witness. I fail at it. I have always been a quiet person. I thought that was good because it kept me from saying things I'd regret. Now that I am Saved and have the best news that anyone can recieve(Salvation through Christ Jesus) I don't want to be quiet. But how do you get rid of something you've had since day one? I go on visitations, and leave tracts were ever I go. Its just hard for me to approach someone and talk about the Lord. So I pray and I go(with fear and trembling), I have decided that by Gods Strength and Him leading me, I will go were He sends me, and say what He puts in my mouth.

    God Bless you all, Kenneth :D
     
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    My wife is a veterinarian (small animal surgeon) and yes Bob, I can sympathize about who makes more money ;) . She's been in practice eight years now. We've been married for five. I'm a bit occupationally schizophrenic, having been an Interrogator in the Army and a professional writer. In '96 I felt called to go to seminary, and went to McAfee at Mercer. While there, our son was born and we decided that I would stay home with him. I was the bi-vocational pastor of a small church, and dragged him with me on more than a few pastoral visits.

    In November of last year, I became the Coordinator for a local clergy association. Since the work is part time, and generally involves writing press releases, setting up meetings, and creating educational materials, I still stay home with our son (and two dogs, and three cats, and rat - the horse is on another property). Although I am not a pastor right now, I do preach regularly in the Metro Atlanta area at our member congregations. My own denominational affiliation (and chaplaincy endorsement) is with the Alliance of Baptists.
     
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    I am the second born of a family of three children. . my brother is two years older, my sister is a year and a half younger. .. My mom is white and my dad is Filipino. .. . we lived in Seattle for six years then moved to Oklahoma, where I graduated from High school and college.

    I attended seminary in Ft. Worth and moved back to OK for six years, then to KS for a few... now I live in NC just over four years. . ..

    I am contentedly single . .. but I am also contentedly looking for a big hairy man .. .. .


    I have had three different cats over the years.. .. one ran away, the other I had to put to sleep due to kidney failure... .

    I currently live in an apartment because I hate to mow the lawn .. I drive a Honda Accord Wagon with a CD player and a sun roof.
     
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    I was also an only child, but thru the divorce of my parents when I was 3 I now have 2 half brothers, 2 half sisters, & 2
    adopted sisters. I also learned not too long ago that being the first born male put me in a place of my own!Lu 2:23
    (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male
    that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the
    Lord ;)
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    I'm still a newly wed of sorts, since Jan.14
    of 2000! My first, & hers too, & our last.
    I make a lot of comments about my short wife
    but its true. She's 4'10'' of the most loving & caring person I've ever known down here. The Lord himself put us together, we both know that, & I preach it. Don't go looking for that right person, you'll never find them. Wait upon the Lord, he knows who we need much better than we do.
    Me & my Father are One, me & my Lord are One, me & the Spirit are One, & me & my Agatha are One. I say thats the best family
    a person could ever hope for!! [​IMG]
     
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    My husband (JamesC, who never posts anymore) and I have been married 5 years. We have a daugter - 4, and a son - 2 1/2. My James is an inspector at a local glass plant, and a blackbelt karate instructor. I am a homemaker! We started and attend our local IFB church in our town.

    I've seen all the jokes about WI and Brats, so I just thought I'd let everyone know that I hate the Packers and Beer and Brats! [​IMG] I can get away with that because I originally came from Connecticut, and my husband grew up in the San Diego area of Cal.
     
  12. KeeperOfMyHome

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    I have a picture to post, but only if you promise not to make any wise cracks about bovines. [​IMG] ROFL . . .

    Been married 15 years, mother of 5, born again 11 years ago this past July.

    Oldest born in a family of three children . . . hmmm . . . moved around alot growing up . . . mostly Tennessee and Florida, but moved to Georgia when I was nearly 12 . . . lived here ever since.

    Met my husband when I was 15, he was 20, but it was two years before anything ever come of it. He graduated college a few days before I started my senior year of high school.

    Love to do crafts . . . am a very creative person, though I don't have much time to exercise that talent. Like to read, but ditto not having enough time! Love to write as well . . . teach Sunday School to the middlers . . . write a newsletter and Bible studies for Christian women . . .

    5'3" . . . brown hair and eyes. . . will be 30-something later this week. . . :eek: :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  13. Bible Believing Bill

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    I realized I should have shared with all of you where my childrens names come from.

    My son is William Robert, III. I think my family is out to confuse the anyone researching our genealogy. My grandfather was William Raymond. My father was always told that his name name was William Robert, but his birth certificate dosn't list a middle name. I am William Robert, Jr.

    My daughter is Katelin Rose. Hers is a name rich in family history. Kate comes from my paternal grandmother Katie. lin comes from two places, my wifes mother is Linda, and my wife's middle name is Lynn. Rose is my wife's maternal Grandmother's middle name.
     
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    I'm the oldest of 3 kids. We also have 3 animals. I have one Brother, 2 years younger than me (well, if you want to get specific, 1 year, 11 months, and 9 days younger than me) His name is Matt (short for Matthew.) He wrestles and is trying to get into Anderson COllege in SC :( (not that it's not a great school, I'm just gonna really miss my brother) I also have one sister who is 9 years younger than me. Her name is Brit. (well, actually Brittany, but she thinks that sounds too "Girly") She wants to wrestle, thank goodness mom say's no. Nobody's body slamming her baby. Right now, she'd like nothing better than to be an astronaut. We voted her "most likely to choose to go into the military ." [​IMG]
    My dad is a plumbing salesman.
    Mama's a pre-k teacher (she's really good too)
    There are several other people who call my mom and dad "mom and dad". They are at my house enough so that they know where all the dishes belong.
    Well, that's my family.
     
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    I have a brother and two half brothers, one from my dad and one from my mom(born years after my dads death). My parents split when I was 7, my dad was murdered when I was 11.
    I married at 16,to my 'childhood' sweetheart, been married for 21 years. He's great.
    I have two sons, one 20 is in jail as most everyone knows, and the other 19, who justgot his license. We thought he was to impulssive and hotheaded to get it sooner.

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>She talks to the cat. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I talk to my doggie. He's jealous.
     
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    I'm the forth of five children, my parents are both still alive and have been married for 56 years. My husband and I have been married for 14 years and we have three children. Torri, a daughter, from my husbands first marriage. She is 23 and has one son, our grandson, Noah. From my first marriage, Seth, he is 22. He is in college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, with a major in music education. And then T.J., from my husbands first marriage, he's 20, a Marine stationed at San Diego but due to leave for Okinawa in January of 2002. We both had custody of our children, and they were all raised together. We now have an "empty nest"...but the house stays clean. :D
    Sue
     
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    I have been born again for about 10 months. I am the oldest of 7 kids. I grew up in a home with a Baptist dad & a Catholic mom. With all the strife I decided that maybe there was a God, but I wasn't going to commit to any belief. I joined the Navy in '79, & was introduced to drugs, alchohol, & sex, & made those my lifestyle for the next 21 years. I learned how to play the electric guitar, which helped keep me in bondage. I am not blaming the guitar, but my own love for the darkness. I had a daughter in '92, which did cause me to start settling down, but I was miserable, addicted, & had no direction. Cocaine had by then taken most everything from me( again, my fault ), & I was on a one way trip to hell. I am so glad God sent me the commercial on TV where an independent Baptist pastor invited me to his church. I am now 40 years old. I don't know why I am not dead, why God preserved my life, even when I didn't want it. But I am so glad. My friends & family think I have joined some cult. The rest of my life, however long it will be, will be spent thanking God for his son, Jesus Christ, the free gift of salvation thru his shed blood, & his promise of heaven. My prayers are for my daughter, whom I don't live with, but see on a pretty regular basis, & her mother's salvation. Also our servicemen & women while this war is on. Wouldn't it be great if God used this war to get His Bible to some of these countries?
    I can't wait to leave this planet, but in the time down here I do enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, biking, & have a new interest in acoustic music. Still single, not rich by any means, but the Lord provides. I love my King James Bible, & have been taking theology courses. My life has purpose, & a wonderful ending in sight. [​IMG]
     
  18. Dr. Bob

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    WOW! Two GREAT testimonies of God's wonderful grace.

    Suekielyn - We have some things in common. I have a grandson "Noah", too, and a clean-but-empty nest! Love it when he can come for a few days and the house is a cyclone again.

    How old were your kids when your families "blended"? I have heard "horror stories about that; were you believers at the time and did your faith/church help you with your expanded parental roles?

    And Curtis - I'd give a cyberhug too. Having been saved FROM all of that as a young boy, I cannot fully relate all that you went through to get to this point.

    But God spared you, my brother, because you were one of His own and was just waiting His perfect timing in getting saved. You say you are studying and in the Word - Amen! Is the goal just personal growth or do you think God may do some ministry through you?

    You both will be in my prayers as I click off tonight!
     
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    I have a lovely wife and two children. I am another young'n here on the board I guess, My wife and I are both in our mid 20's. Hallie is 2.5 going on 26, and Emma is 10 weeks old. They are the first grandchildren on both sides of our family, can you say "Spoiled Rotten" But I wouldn't trade them for anything. Hallie made Dr. Bob into a great Uncle about a week before he became Gramps for the first time! BTW, Congrats Dr. Bob. Three at once will be a challenge for Gma and Gpa. You'll have to break into that pile of Frequent Flier miles. We can take care of visiting the Michigan bunch if you need us to.

    My wife and I have been married for almost 5 years, and both attended the same ifb college for our Bachelor's, Her Elementary Ed, Me General Studies. I am a cheesehead and still do like Brats and the Packers, (Two out of three ain't bad Joy!) I moved the wife home to the Holy Land 3.5 years ago. My parents still live in Wisconsin, so we get back there occasionally.

    I am a Field Engineer for a computer company. I do hardware, operating system and software maintenance on Mainframes, large scale storage, and mostly Sun Microsystems Unix servers, and I believe based on my training and experience that Bill Gates is the Anti-Christ. My wife stays home with the girls, and works harder than I do.

    We attend an IFB church here, and are involved mostly in Children's ministries and music (Ladies Fellowship too, but thats out of my hands! :D) We have both been saved since we were children, and have recovered from our IFB upbringing ;)

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  20. Kathy

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    Well, I might as well post here! LoL I'm 32 and have been married for 6.5 years. I've been saved for 4 years now and my hubby just got saved late last year. He is still a baby Christian and is having growing pains. I am his help-meet and will stand by him and help him any way I can.

    We have two BEAUTIFUL children! Two girls, April who just turned 6 and Shannen who is 20 months old. I stay home with them, but I didn't always...By the grace of God, He made it possible for us to get rid of our debt so that we could survive on one income. I NEVER wanted to stay home, God gave me that desire after I got saved. April goes to a Christian school and is in Kindergarten.

    My parents have been divorced since I was 6 years old and I saw my Dad every Sunday. I love them both, but lately, God has given me such a burden for my Dad...perhaps God is preparing his heart! GOD PLEASE I HOPE SO! My mom seems like a lost cause, but I really shouldn't think that way...God is powerful! My mom, after divorcing my Dad, got involved with friends, and going out to bars and getting drunk...now, she's an alcoholic and likes it. I love her very much, but how do you deal with someone like that? She's even said to me that she KNOWS she is going to hell and she thinks she'll like it cuz it'll be like a bar or something :confused:

    Anyway...I got saved at an SBC church in Miami Florida, and I LOVED the Pastor there...he is an awesome teacher and really knows his stuff...I learned alot there, but the church was so big and the people weren't really all that loving, that I never made any friendships in the 3.5 years I was a member there. Since moving to Ohio in February this year, I attended another SBC Church in the town I live in, but I felt God leading me to seek another church, so driving around one day, I happened upon another Baptist church and decided to visit that next Sunday (which was the very next day). That morning, my family and I went into the church and the only thing I can tell you is that the events that unfolded there were CONCRETE confirmation that this church was where God wanted me to be! It is an Independent Fundamental Bible-believing, sin hating, bus running, devil fighting, flag flying Baptist church. The Pastor is newly graduated and is only 30 years old. The old Pastor had an accident nearly 2 years ago is now incapacitated (sadly). The church lost ALOT of it's members, but it looks like slowly they are returning...When I first moved to Ohio, I was described as sad and depressed (I moved away from ALL of my family and friends)...shortly after joining this church, I am now described as HAPPY, JOYFUL, ALWAYS SMILING...etc.! You get the picture.

    Kathy
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    P.S. If you are interested in knowing how I got confirmation from God, I'd be happy to share the story with you...just e-mail me at [email protected] &lt;&gt;&lt;

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