Monday, July 25, 2005

Things are in Place: At the end of this month my current ISP service will cease. I've moved all my ISP pages to Geocities. What I'm really looking forward to is getting away from all the trivial stupid inane spam. Yes, I'm having some withdrawal pains, but am also finding life a lot less stressful. My wife likes having me upstairs more instead of always being down on the 'puter. I have more time to read some good books.

I did have opportunity to teach our adult Sunday school class for two weeks while the regular teacher was traveling. We are going through I Peter, and I dealt with the first part of chapter two, verses 1 - 17. It gave me opportunity to dig into some Greek and that was good. I found I have not totally forgotten it all.

So much for now....

Jesus reigns,

~ The Billy Goat ~

Monday, July 11, 2005

An Internet Sabbatical: Ten years ago when I first got on the WWW, the content of the WWW reflected the educational and governmental research roots of the internet. As time passed and more and more people gained access to the internet, that reflection changed, and continues to change to this day. We have now made the WWW a mirror of our culture; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Not only has culture at large mirrored itself on the WWW, but the Evangelical Christian church has mirrored itself also; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Such is to be expected, but it is unfortunate.

A few weeks ago my hard drive crashed. Like totally... I'm not even able to re-install the OS. For less the $500 I could buy a new PC that would be adequate for what I'd use it for. I've chosen not to. We are using the opportunity to work on simplifying our life. Lord willing, by the end of the month I'll be discontinuing the ISP service that I've been with for the better part of 10 years. I'll still have some minimal access to the WWW from other sources, and will be posting here from time to time. My WWW pages on the ISP servers will be moved to my Yahoo/Geocities site, and I have Yahoo e-mail address.

I'm taking a break of sorts; a sabbatical if you will. There is more to life then the WWW. This is not a put down of the internet. I fully recognize and have personally benefited from the good side of the WWW. But it's time for a break.

By the way, I make no apology for anything I have ever published on this blog or on any of my other WWW pages. Enough said. It may be LORD willing, someday we'll hookup again. And I have no plans to stop writing.

Jesus is King!

~ The Billy Goat ~