Hi. . . Thanks for stopping by!
If you're like me, by now, you've probably seen a lot of bios on this site. Some are filled with "romantic" words and thoughts. . . some have very few words to say. . . and others are a bit more detailed and more "to the point". Well, I'm just letting you know, this bio is the latter.
Is it just me, or does it seem like we're both trying to find that proverbial "needle in a haystack"?
As we look for that "special someone", it can be a very tough search, indeed. However, we need to be patient and have perseverance. We shouldn't settle for something that we really don't want (or is not good for us) in a future partner. We also need to be up-front and honest with the words in our bios and subsequent correspondence and contacts.
"Character Counts. " I believe a person's character is probably second only to their relationship with God when looking to begin a good, healthy relationship between two people. (Especially if it's a male / female relationship. . . that you're hoping will lead to marriage. ) I site, as a simple example, the following:
When someone says something, such as what may be described in their bio on this site. . . or, if they tell me that they're going to do something, like: "I'll call you tomorrow" (gee, how many times have you heard that one?), I fully expect that they're going to follow through, and do it. In other words, keep their word, and mean what they say. You know, Integrity. Even if it's for something as the "I'll call you tomorrow" comment. When I interact with people, I expect honesty, truth and sincerity from them. . . How about you? Are we on the "same page"?
What other qualities are you searching for?
I know it's probably not an "acceptable practice", in an opening bio, to rattle off a "laundry list", of what I'm seeking in someone (and perhaps you are too, if the truth were known) but, I thought it might be a good idea in this instance.
Here are the qualities I'm seeking. . .
. . . someone who doesn't smoke, use drugs or is an alcoholic.
. . . someone who is "stable"; mentally and emotionally.
. . . someone who has traditional, conservative, and dare I say, Biblical values.
. . . someone who doesn't have tattoos, body piercings, etc. (I guess that goes along with the previous line, doesn't it?)
. . . someone who spends time, on a regular basis, with the LORD in prayer and Bible reading/study.
. . . someone who thinks that laughter and enjoying the simple things in life, are important.
. . . someone who knows and honors the Biblical boundaries of sexual activity in a dating situation.
Gee, this is getting to be an interesting list, isn't it? :)
. . . someone who is fiscally conservative, and who has little or no debt.
. . . someone who thinks that going to garage sales or thrift stores, and getting a great deal is better than making a "killing" in the stock market.
. . . someone who would be faithful (in all ways) to you, should marriage enter the picture.
. . . someone who believes that for a male-female relationship, that's marriage minded, to be in sync, the LORD has to be in the center of it.
Okay, enough of the list.
By now you're probably wanting to know a few things about me. Fair enough.
You could say that my faith in Jesus and Christian values defines me. Meaning? I'm not just the "Sunday Christian" type. I believe that you have to live out and put into daily practice those values. So, obviously, I would be seeking someone who shares these values and has a personal relationship with Jesus, The Christ.
I can tell you, that the Lord has had His hand on me from the very start of my life. That's not to say that everything has been easy. Trust me, it hasn't. But, looking back on my life, with perfect 20-20 vision, I can see how He has directed the course of many events in my life and has allowed me to get to this point. (Thank you, Lord!)
Speaking of this point in my life. . . You're probably wondering how it is, that I stated that I'm an "Ambassador / Missionary" in the Occupation-description of this bio. Well, I'll tell you. . .
After 13 years of building a "career" in the broadcast media industry, and then switching gears for the next 15 years, to be a co-owner of what turned out to be a nationwide telecom business; I finally said "enough is enough". I did a major "downsizing" of my life and lifestyle. As a result, ministry and service to God (and others) is even MORE of an emphasis in my lifestyle than ever before!
Along with a software distribution ministry (if you care to know about it, just ask and I'll be glad to give you a web site where you can read all about it), I spend my time, as an "Ambassador / Missionary" based in the seemingly, ever growing, God-less, "jungle" of northwest Nevada; using my God-given gifts and talents as unto the Lord, as best I can. (1 Corinthians 15:58).
We all make choices. That makes us the sum total of who we are today.
Over the years, I have made choices that I believe (for the most part) have been God honoring ones. Some have been very easy to make. . . and others. . . well, you know. . . not so much. But, as a result, God has provided me with many blessings and has now given me the privilege of living, what I consider, a somewhat enjoyable lifestyle.
I am now looking forward to the time when God will reveal to me a very unique woman. Someone with whom I can not only experience a dating relationship, but can also feel comfortable enough with, to want to marry. Are YOU that "someone"?
There is one thing that I want to convey to you, and I hope we can both be honest about, regarding any possible dating relationship between us. . .
While I fully believe that God can do anything and work out any possible situation, I also realize that as it relates to "practicality", long distance dating relationships usually do not work. Let's be honest. . . I'm sure that we would both feel more comfortable that a possible dating relationship between us will work if we live in (reasonably) close proximity to each other. So, unless you are willing to come to my "corner of the world" to meet me, reasonably soon after our making contact; or you would be willing to meet "half way" within a reasonable distance, then we should think twice before beginning any contact.
I guess I'll not get into too much more, here in this bio. If by some chance, my "to the point" bio struck some kind of favorable chord with you, or if you have any questions. . . I MEAN ANY. . . please don't hesitate to ask. I'd love to hear from you.