Who Am I?
First and foremost, I am a Christian. That is to say, I strive to honor Christ in all I do.
This means that I strive to be upright and honest in all my dealings. If I say I will do something, I will do my utmost to follow through. This also means that if I am in error -- if I have a wrong attitude, if I have offended someone, if I have been unjust -- I want someone to clearly point this out to me, and I want the opportunity to correct my error.
Unfortunately, many are Christians "in name-only" because it serves their own purposes. Many complain about "Christians" for being hypocrites -- and they are right. I do not associate with individuals who say one thing and do another.
I attend and participate actively at Victory Baptist Church
. This includes the choir and a van route for mobility-limited individuals and some kids (we have two buses, but these kids are not near the other routes).
The Victory Baptist Church television program can be seen Sundays at 6:30PM and 9:30PM on Living Faith Television
. This is on WLFG in the TriCities, which is on channel 68 for both local broadcast and Dish Network. The station is also streamed online and services a number of other areas - see their website for details.
For more information on what a Christian is, see here
for how one becomes a Christian, and here
for the basics of what we believe.
I was trained in principles, standards which do not change even when society does.
Principles like, it's always right to do right -- because it is right, not just if it happens to be popular. And that it's never right to do wrong, even if you mean well.
I also believe that the Bible is always true, even when we may not understand -- if there is a conflict, it's our understanding that lacks, not God's Word. We cannot pick and choose the parts you want to believe -- God wrote the entire Bible, not just the parts we may like.
Or as the late Larry Burkett said, "Do you trust God, or do you just say you trust God?"
I have supported computer users with both hardware and software, functioned as a network administrator, infrastructure administrator, network engineer, and programmer in several languages, and generally worked in almost all areas concerning information technology.
I work as a Network Technician at Networking and Computer Connection (NACC)
in Johnson City. This role has a lot of variety, as I provide a wide range of support to our customers.
I enjoy work and I enjoy computers and technology, but as you can see here, it is not the whole of "my life".
I enjoy a variety of games, including board games, video games, card games, and casual sports.
I also like doing things with friends or my family. I am not married, but my parents live about 9 miles away and I try to do something with them weekly. (My three cats are my at-home family.)
I like getting good deals. Not "cheap", just paying a lot less than the item normally sells for. Things like HDMI cables for $5 that sell at Wal-Mart for $40 or an LG Blu-ray reader / DVD burner combo drive for $125 that was running $500 at the time. See my Good Deals
page for some good websites.