This says, "Tell about yourself. . . " Ok, the first thing I would like to say about myself is that I don't really like talking about myself to the public! I'm pretty sure the Proverb says, "let another man praise you and not your own lips", but here goes. . I would hope that at my funeral the speaker could say with knowledge and conviction that, "He was not a 'religious man', but he he held true to God's Word and served HIS people. He loved God, his family, and was a faithful friend. He was a preacher that loved God's Word and shared it with any and all who would listen and receive it! He was a teddy bear, but he was still a bear, and would earnestly defend Truth, his family, friends, and country! He was a man of honor, integrity, and character. He walked in wisdom and humility and gave to others generously. Although he was yakky at times, he was passionate, intelligent, witty, creative, imaginative, tenacious, loyal, and tough, and yet, tender hearted. He loved to cause, as well as enjoy, laughter. He was curious, and humble enough to learn, confidant enough to teach, and did so until He went on to be with Jesus. . He was a man with many faults, but was well known of his LORD. . this body lying before you is just the shell of Sandman. . . the NUT is in heaven!" (wow. . pretty sure that will cost a bunch!) Physically, I need to lose some tonnage, but underneath this blubber. . . there is a perfect build!. . Ok. . maybe I'm not a poster boy for the "Save the Whales" campaign and I do exercise regularly, but they didn't have a category that said, "muscular. . with a some pork!", or "athletic with some chub". Anyway, if you want a six-pack, then you will have to bring your own! I don't have a perfect smile. . my nose has been broke twice, I have a few scars, and I am getting some white hairs(but thankfully I still have hair!) Beauty is relative(although I am from Arkansas, this is not a reference to kinfolk) and since there are over 300 million people in the U. S, with roughly half being female. . . surely there could be a woman out there that will find me mildly attractive! I was married 26 years. My divorce was final last year(with scriptual grounds), after being separated for much of the last eight years, including the 13 months preceding the divorce. Bitterness comes from not walking in forgiveness. I forgave a long time ago. . . and have accepted God's forgiveness for my failures also. ~WARNING~WARNING~WARNING~WARNING~WARNING~ I am a realist that looks for the best in people as well as situations, but although I may hope for the best, I do not look at the world through rose colored glasses. I believe the WORD of God is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and I am not easily persuaded by man's ideas or feelings, unless they coincide with God's WORD. Although I am not active in politics, I am very conservative (I think Rush is too soft on liberals) I keep up with politics to see how it relates to prophecy, and the effect on Evangelical Christianity, as well as our day to day lives. ~~~WARNING!~~WARNING!~~WARNING!~~WARNING!~~~ If I click spiritually with someone, I tend to grow fond of them quickly. I am concerned that if I had a spiritual connection with a woman, as well as found her attractive, I would give her my heart, long before she even gave a hoot if I had one!(ok. . . so I am a country boy, . . not a hillbilly, but rather a "HillWilliam". . . a hillbilly with a college degree!) I have served in the ministry, in some capacity for over 20 of the last 27 years, since being born again October 29th, 1981, but if you are expecting somebody perfect, look to Jesus, or you will be sadly disappointed! I do not want to use God's Grace as a license for sin, but I am dependant upon it! If you do not love to study God's WORD, understand the power of His love, mercy, GRACE, and forgiveness, . or, in relationships, if you tend to look for people's faults, are motivated by fear, or rely on feelings rather than faith. . . you will probably not enjoy my company. . . but if you like to laugh and don't take yourself to seriously we can have fun, 'cuz I am playful and love to joke and tease. My degree (B. F. A) is in Art. I like to watch sports, but have not competed in any other than golf since I was 41. I also enjoy, camping fishing, hunting, walks, reading and writing. . . eating and breathing are cool too! I am willing to talk to anyone who would care to learn more about Jesus and the WORD!. . . but would only consider some one as a possible companion if we were like minded, they were already intimate with God, excited about His WORD, understands HIS GRACE, and walks in LOVE as defined by I Corinthians 13. Opposites may attract, but it is the things you have in common that will help you endure the test of time!. . . Now, I'd be lyin' if I said I am sooooo Spiritual that looks don't matter at all. One's relationship with God, character, temperament, personality, core values and beliefs are certainly the most important qualities that makes one attractive. . and I'm not looking for a super-model, or a trophy wife('cuz you sure won't be seeing me on the cover of GQ! ), but if a man and woman are not attractive to one another, they may have an awfully hard time with 1 Cor. 7:2-5. If I haven't run you off by now. . . drop me a line! in Christ's love, Sandman p. s. I am also praying about moving to Ohio this summer.