Jan 14, 2006


I know that many of you just visit and don't post.

Yes... I have a secret counter that tells me so. :)

That's cool, but how about one pop in?

So - please tell me a little about yourself (including all you regulars):

  • Who are you?

  • Where do you come from?

  • What do you want to do with your life?
I wanna rock.


Melanie Morales said...

Boy! You don't make things easy, do you?

Here it goes!

I am Melanie, a Christian on a constant quest to seek the Truth & refine what God wants me to do for Him while I'm here on Earth. I also tend to fail miserably several times before I "get it."

I come a legalistic upbringing in a small Texas Panhandle town and have worked hard at overcoming it to claim the freedom that truly Believing God offers. After a few stints in Lubbock and Austin - seems I have landed back in the Panhandle to stay for awhile in Amarillo, TX.

I am doing what I want to do with my life: Wife, Mother, Public Speaker, Spiritual Life Coach, Author and Seeker of Truth.

bigwhitehat said...

We're Jake and Elwood.
We're musicians.
We're on a mission from God.

bigwhitehat said...

I am bigwhite hat.
I come from Odessa Texas. But, I live near Dallas.
I deliberately play by ear. My life is far too complicated to muck it up with too many plans.
I too once listened to Twisted Sister.

Jason Raitz said...

Hey there, I admit it, I never post, but I love your blog! It is almost too creative for me to handle at times, it's great.

I am from the Detroit area and have been meaning to email you for lunch when I have been up to the GR area.

I have been a youth pastor for 10 years and in June 05 started a non profit called Project311. www.project311.com.

Maybe we can connect sometime.

Jason Raitz

liambyrnes said...

Im Liam Byrnes

Im from Cornwallin England, but Im living in Scotland.

....too deepjust now

Brian said...


Husband, Father, Youth Pastor, Rhode Islander, Boston Sports fan (which when it comes to football and even baseball is a good thing. Hockey on the other hand...) Guitar player, Occassional blogger, Favorite band is Lost And Found, though Twisted Sister rocks too.

Oh yeah, and I too, wanna rock and did recently...it was great fun.


Chris Marsden said...

My name is Chris Marsden. I am a youth minister just outside of Orlando, FL. I am from all over Florida, but originally the Tampa Bay Area.

I have ideas of what I might want to do with my life, but lately God has been keeping me too busy for me to get my input in, so I am working camp, writing some, a little web design, not speaking as much as I would like, not playing in a band anymore, working with the Florida Christian Youth Convention, and whatever else God sends my way.

john alan turner said...

I'm John Alan Turner.

I live just outside of Atlanta, GA.

I write books and curriculum. I help people live better lives by re-examining what they really believe, and I've partnered with my wife to raise three adults-in-training. We're hoping to live long enough for them to launch out into the world. Then we can have the house to ourselves again.

I do not care to rock so much as I used to. I'd rather roll for a while.

Anonymous said...

Justin Tyme

Taxi driver

Memorize Manhattan like the back of my hairy hand.

Anonymous said...

Jim Nazium

Basketball coach

My mission is to live vicariously through my players and to find more opportunities to use big words like vicariously...doing so makes me feel special.

Anonymous said...

Howie Getouttaheer

Wilderness Guide

Someday I want to learn how to read a compass.

Bar Bar A said...


I come from California but I don't feel like I belong here.

I want to find peace and encourage others.

Aim Claim said...


Texas... there is no place on earth better than this great state!
(I can say that because I have left and come back!)

While I still haven't figured out what career I want, I know that I want to make a difference, and I want to love- my self, my family, and my God- following His perfect plan for my life.

Jennifer Parks said...


Living in Grand Rapids

I think that I want to do finances for some non-profit organization. Samaritin's Purse is very appealing.

Michael said...

Im michael

Im from Greenville MI but mostly Im from Marquette MI

and I want become an environmental advocate and activist

Rachele said...

I'm Rachele and I am working on a Cross Cultural Degree (to become a missionary) and a Social Work degree. I live in Michigan. Thats about all for me.

You can check my site if you want.. Nothing to exciting happening there. http://racheleward.blogspot.com/

Jessie Blanchard said...

I'm Jessie and i'm living in battle creek. Sill trying to figure out the whole what I want to do with my life thing...I want to make a difference, but how i'm not sure yet. Spend most of my time doin school, volunteering, and workin with jr. highers at church.

Anonymous said...

I'm Kaitie Talaski. I am from greenville and go to school at ferris state, when i'm home i attend GCC. I want my life to be meaning full, I am working on making it that way!

David Moss said...

Outed again.....


Eden Prairie, MN

Stay at home dad, drummer, youth guy at church, husband, child of God.

I am blessed to be doing what I think God wants me to...nurturing kids to make that hard leap from maturing Christian teen to maturing Christian adult...while being a husband and father to the most wonderful people God has created (bias noted!)

P.S. As others have said, I enjoy your creativity and it has helped guide me in areas of teaching and personal growth - thanks!

Tanner Ridge said...

I can't wait to see what the "EJECT" button brings!!!

Me... I live in Battle Creek MI and work for a Pharmaceutical company (I help make drugs). Hangin out with alot of cool people(including a guy that doesn't like to be called Veronica ;) ) while searchin for what God has for me to do for Him next.

Tawnya said...

Ok.. I stumbled across your blog from a friend of mine's blog.. she hasnt posted here but I guess I will anyways :)

My name is Tawnya. I live in Vermont with my husband and 2 children. I have no stinkin' clue what I want to do with my life but I would sure like to figure it out. I know some basics, like I want to be the best wife and mommy that I can be. I have a bunch of other goals but I guess I dont need to go into those here...

This is a cool site. I will come back again.

God is good all the time. All the time, God is good.

Thanks. T

Logan Bennett said...

wow man well that was a good way to get people out of their shells and to post a comment.

I am Logan Bennett

I come from Portland Oregon where it rains all the time.

I want to......... Hmmm I don't know what I want to do with my life. I think I am gonna become a pastor

Bstermyster said...

Well now, I didn't really think you would have a blog. This is AWESOME.

Great service this morning. My husband and I saw you at GCC. You are really breathing new life into that church.

Here are my answers:

I am a conservative christian Lady, although I am conservative, I am aggressive about what I believe - ya know not afraid to voice my opinions.

I was born and raised in california, however I have lived in michigan for the last 7 years. You might remember as one of the people in the second service who moved 28 times.

I want to shake the earth with the great news about Jesus. Although, I am not sure how to do it yet.

I look forward to many more post from you and hopefully you don't mind if I link you.

OH and one more thing. I think you do ROCK!

Marcia said...

I'm Marcia...a wife, mom, and mother-in-law...a free-lance writer.

I grew up and still live in the Midwest/Great Lakes area.

I want to be a lens that focuses God's light. (AKA - "I wanna be C.S. Lewis when I grow up.")

Casey said...

I am Casey; follower of Christ, wife, daughter, friend, singer, worshiper, writer, dog lover, shy, ambitious, organized, creative, fun loving.

I was born in OKC, Oklahoma; went to grammer school in Bedford, Texas; High School in San Diego, California; and currently reside in Burlington, Vermont.

What do I want to do with my life? I suppose I should know the answer to this question by now since I ask myself this at least once a day. But the honest answer is I have no clue. Well, I do want to be a mommy, but that will come in God's time. Other than that, the only thing I know for sure is I want to be pleasing in God's sight. I want my desires to be in line with His. That's hard to do cause I am a selfish human being, but it's all about surrendering every day, right?

Anonymous said...

My name is Reena, i am from Thunder Bay, a small town in northern Ontario, CANADA!
I want to be a social worker, and someday i want to be a missionary in native reserves north of where i live.

Katie said...

I'm Katie from Texas. What do I want to do? Great question, I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm sure thinking about it.

Thurman8er said...

I'm Steve. Hey, howzit goin'? I teach high school math and preach every few weeks for the church I grew up with. They say a prophet isn't welcome in his home town; I'm workin' on that.

I come from Fresno, California. Still there.

I want to teach. I want to show kids how to grow up. I want to excite people to learn more about Jesus and grow closer to our Creator.

I rock as often as possible. And so do you.

Cindy Woods said...

My name is Cindy. I came to Belding Nov. 8th. I was living in California with my husband and youngest son, both of whom have drug addictions.

We attend GCC and LOVE IT.

My husband is currently in rehab and by the grace of the Lord getting his life turned around in the right direction.

I love Michigan and my prayer is to move here permantely, to be closer to my daughter, her husband and my oldest son. Not to mention the fact I really did not like living in southern California.

I want to be as David said, a woman after God's own heart. (Ok, David said he wanted to be a man after God's own heart, but since I am a woman, well you get the point!) To help show the way to those who are lost and struggling. I love to write and figure blogging is a good way to share struggles and show hope to others.

Simone said...

I absolutely love your blog, i remember writing that a few times before ;)
I'm Simone, click on my link and you'll find out what I want to do with my life!

Obeying and Glorifying God through worship, who I am and what I do, which at the moment is simply being a wife and staying at home mum.

Oh, I am Dutch but feel more english, am living in the UK.

Amy said...

When all else fails, just blatantly beg for comments ;)

Just kidding, Tony. Definitely an good way to get to know your readers. Makes me curious, though, about your "secret counter" claims and about all the people who WON'T respond to your simple request.

Anyway: you asked, I'll answer. I'm Amy, and I'll leave it at that. I come from Ohio, but now live in Tennessee. I come from depravity, from which I traveled through grace into legalism, and am now living (or trying to live) in just plain grace.

I want to live in humility with the gospel at the center of who I am. I want some other things, too, but again, I'll keep it simple.

Hopefully you'll get some regulars from my way. I posted about you a week or so ago as one of my newer favorite bloggers. Thanks for making me think.

TK said...

I am Tom

I am from CT

I want to follow Jesus and help others do the same

Caroline said...

my name is caroline and i'm a georgia girl! what do i want to do with my life? just what i'm doing now--i help train churches on how they can reach the poor in their own community. i preach every other sunday at a church in the ATL area. i'm loving life. . .

Shari H. said...

Wow... What alot to think about. Incredible site! I'm Shari- you work with my husband... I come from this area. What do I want to do with my life? Good ? Sometime I hope to teach an adult Bible Study class again. Till then, grow in Christ, be a good witness at my job, a helpmeet wife and mom... Sometime I'd like to sing in a choir again too... like I did at TLUMC. Thank you so much for your preaching at GCC!

The Cubicle Reverend said...

David Gorgone
Barrington, NJ
To get into full time ministry, to write something meaningful

Kristi said...

I'm Kristi from South Carolina. I want my life to make a difference by pointing others to Jesus.

On the lighter side, I think I'll be the first woman President! =)

Gman said...

Gman, eh!
My Mom.
One day be a professional zamboni driver.

Anonymous said...

Andy Bennett

I get to work with at risk youth in the role of teaching them work ethic at New Horizons Academy. My wife and I love our times at Missinabi Woods Academy in Northern Ontarion during the summer session. I am in charge of logging operation, cabin building, maintanance, and transportation (I'm still looking for a sawmill operator for this summer [NHYM.com]) Another words I get to love on kids, use a chainsaw, build cabins, drive a boat on a beautiful lake and call it "work."

I am indebted to Tony for his PATIENCE with me when he was my youth pastor (Big House Rules!) Thank you for sharing. It's good to read the challenges and to continue to be challenged by what the Lord has continually laid on your heart, even though we no longer get to share face-to-face.

mountaingirl said...

My name is Summer and I am from beautiful, sunny (most of the time) Central Oregon. I am married to a pastor and am a stay-at-home mom of 2 pre-schoolers.

I haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up, yet. I'll let you know when it finally hits me.

Love your blog!

jayrod said...

I'm Jared. Waco, Texas. Student at Truett Theological Seminary.

I'm working toward a PhD in Theology. I want to teach, write, play music, and plant a house church. hopefully all at the same time.

Tony Myles said...

I can't tell you all what a blessing it is to get to know you better.

All I see is counter numbers and IP addresses in my statistical log.

I've learned that numbers matter nothing without people behind them.

Thanks for taking the time.

Ryan Nielsen said...

So, here are my answers:

Who are you? I am Ryan Nielsen. I am a husband. I am a Christian. I am the owner/designer/webmaster of pastor2youth.com. I am a full-time Jr. High youth pastor. I am a Doctoral Student at Fuller Theological seminary.

Where do you come from? I was born and Raised in Colorado and now i live in Orange County, California where I have lived for the past 7 years.

What do you want to do with your life? I want to be a Godly husband and father. I would love to be a Jr. High Youth pastor until the day I die. I also want to continue to minister around the world through my website, pastor2youth.com, growing it more and more to be a valuable resource for those who work with youth everywhere.

That's me!!!
In His Grips,
Ryan C. Nielsen

Anonymous said...

Genesis 32:27-28

27 The man asked him, "What is your name?"
"Jacob," he answered.

28 Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, [e] because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."

Jacob knew who he had been. He knew he was supposed to cross the river.

That's me. I'm wrestling with God. Knowing where I've been, that i need to cross the river, that God has/will bless me. Jacob became Israel... who will I become?

Michelle said...

I'm Michelle, a senior English major, a writer, a musician, and occasional web designer.

I come a small college town and college-working parents in Northern New York.

I want to do good.

Deborah said...


Northern New Jersey

To transition smoothly from the current ministry I serve (jr high) to whatever God has lined up next.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I guess I have visited enough that I owe you that much. . .
My name is Kim, I live in Waco, TX. I found your blog when you posted a comment on Jim Martin's blog. He is the preacher for the church I attend regularly. Im 25, married with 1 child and one on the way.
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