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A little about me, more to come

Posted by: David Carroll

DavidMy name is David Carroll and I am your host on this site. I am a software developer and a Bible teacher.

Remember when reading blogs, the entries are in reverse chronological order so the most recent entry is always at the top. So you should read from the bottom up if you are trying to catch up.

I started blogging in 2003, when I began blogging a Daily Devotional in which I commented on my bible reading for the day. Actually it was a way to motivate my class to read the Bible through in a year. I told them that I would be accountable to them in my own reading by writing a a daily commentary on what I had read that day.

Sometimes I record Sunday School lessons and make them available as mp3 files and as a podcast.

I also teach a ten week Creation Science Course at my church which I have taught for six years now.

One of my hobbies is photography. From May 1999 to June 2000, I kept a diary of my experiences learning landscape photography. Currently, I put most of my public photos on flickr.com. You can find older public photos here on a slower server I keep at my house.

Of course since I am a software developer, I also spend a lot of time on the Internet. I also post links to interesting things I find on the Internet.  I have divided the links into two main categores which are developing software and other stuff. You can see the rest of my posts either by category or by date in the Archive.

If you know what an RSS reader is (also known as an aggregator) you can subscribe to my RSS feed.

You can email me by clicking on my name in the upper right corner of the page.

This page just a listing of various blog posts which have been categorized “AboutMe.” This way, I don’t have to write the whole thing at once (how boring!), but as I have time and the inclination.

You can already gather from reading my blog that I am a Christian and a Software Developer. I have not always been either. In fact I used to be a carpenter running my own remodelling busiiness for ten years. That is actually how I met Delaine my precious wife. She was the executive secretary for Wrangler Mens wear sales office in Memphis where I was doing a remodelling job. I kept wanting to ask her for a date but I could not seem to work up the nerve or the right time just never availed itself. Needless to say, I lost a lot of money on that job extending it for several weeks beyond necessary just to hang around her. Well I finally asked her out and we fell in love (me before her ). And now we live happily ever after.

I have a daughter Bethany who will be 20 this January, 2006. She is a sophmore at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. She has a blog too.

Back to my not always having been a Christian. No one is born a Christian; that is why it is called being born again. Anyway, I don’t have time for that story now, but I’ll leave you with this: I almost got saved five different times over twenty years but it was the sixth time that I surrendered my life to
Christ, back in 1980 (or there abouts)

Also, I’ll write more about my hobbies and other things I like to do later.


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shosh wrote:
Nice to meet you David. Nice blog. I was looking for some encouragement on the web an came across your site. I just came from John Pipers live sat night service. I saw you had mentioned his books. The message was great but I find the going to church part quite empty. Being a single and in her 40's and not from minnesota I find christian churches quite unfriendly. I was feel like I am not a member of the club. In fact, his message Rom 15:9- was on how we should be welcoming. The people I sat next to took off. I wanted to saw hello. The usher did say hi to me though. Unfortunately, in large churches many people go unnoticed. Have a great week.
David Carroll wrote:
Hi shosh,

The problem you mention about unfriendly churches is a very unfortunate one. We live in a world where each of us has our own cocoons and don't seem to want to reach out. There are a number of "classifications" of people who fall through the cracks at church and singles in their 40's is definately one of them.

Please persevere with being friendly and loving Jesus and being encouraged by His word.

Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV)
A man who has friends must himself be friendly,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

That friend that sticks closer than a brother is Jesus. He will never let you down. Let Him show through your life as a beacon of light in a dark world.

Don't give up on the local church. Become a member, get involved, be a minister to others in need. I think by doing that you will come to feel part of the family.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV)
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

God bless you.

P.S. I would love to be a member of Bethlehem Baptist in Minnesota!
Bethany wrote:
i'm almost 20, i have a blog, and i go to samford. yeah, i guess that's all there is to say about me, huh? just kidding, but really, ha, just one sentence, dad? anyways, i'm praying for you, and i love you.
Dad wrote:
Ha! Look at the title, it says "more to come"
But if you must know, you are beautiful, a delight to her father and most importantly love the Lord dearly. I am very proud of you sweetheart.