I enjoy going to concerts/festivals, reading books, writing poetry (I have two poetry books published), going to museums/historical sites, going to the beach, hiking, camping; basically I like being active.
April 18, 2009, 23:19PM
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About Me I was born in Honolulu, and eventually adopted in Colorado when I was three. My adoptive family and I moved to the Maryland area when I was six. Growing up, I learned little about God other than He did exist, and that religion is terrible (my adoptive dad grew up Catholic but abandoned all faith/religion/belief when he was in high school).
When, I was fourteen I attended a baptist church with my mom for a bit. While I was there I became a Christian at a revival after I heard "Worlds Apart" by Jars of Clay. I, however, (retrospectively) was the seed planted among thorns, and my faith never gained root nor grew. I do not know if it was my infatuation with my girlfriend at the time, or the youth ministry's inability to disciple young Christians, but that is how it went down.
Already struggling with identity issues and other psychological issues, I ran away from Jesus just about as fast as I ran to Him. I chose fitting in, sex, drugs, and alcohol over pursuing Him. I wanted to be one of the guys, and was tired of being seen as an outsider. Sooner or later, by age twenty-one, my life spiraled out of control and I hit rock bottom.
After getting back onto my feet, in the December of my 21st year, I started dating my now wife of eight years. I also went to a Lutheran Church, but left because they had a female pastor (yup, that is a make or break-it issue for me). After spending five years at a non-denominational Church in Laurel and serving two years in youth ministry, we left for Grace because at that time we had a young child. Moreover, Grace has a thriving men's ministry that I really needed at that time. Through attending Grace and the men's ministry, my faith has been transformed and I am steadily growing daily.
-I have a A.A. in General Business, B.S. in Religion, and am working towards my MBA with a specialization in Project Management
-I have two books of poetry published: one prior to selling out to Christ, and one after
-I enjoy music, and attend concerts frequently
-I enjoy reading mysteries, thrillers, legal dramas, and true crime
-I enjoy Sci-fi, drama, horror, comedy, and thrillers
-I prefer the outdoors, especially camping, hiking, and fishing
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