Hey y'all That's right. The newbie's a southerner. But North Carolina's God's country. That's why the sky is Carolina blue right? I'm 54 y/o WASP - male, been saved since 1981, when the good Lord brought a good friend (my roomate) to Him and got me to questioning. Remembering what I had heard as a child in church, I started talking to a friend at work who was a Christian and asking him questions too. At the time I thought I could find happiness through sensory gratification, but the more drugs alcohol and women I tried to find happiness with, the more I came up empty, until the Lord filled that empty space. Been walkin with Him ever since. I serve Him in choir, singing special music, praise and worship leader on Sunday evenings, deacon, sunday school teacher, and I do all the slide shows for the services. I also find time to work a full time job in the secular world. That pays the bills. All the other stuff is what brings me fulfillment. That and my family of course. I have a beautiful wife who has put with me since 1981, been a member of the same church sine 1981, and became a Christian in 1981. 1981 was a goooood year. I have two beautiful daughters, both grown, one married and one probably soon to be; within two years anyway. My M-I-L lives with us. She moved in after my F-I-L died last Feb. We just learned this February that she has stage 4 cancer. Widespread and inoperable. She's taking chemo. In her second cycle. So far a lot of tiredness, but no sickness, praise God! We're hoping for a miracle but above all that God be glorified in her life and in ours. Well, hope that's enuff to get started. See ya around. I hope I can be a blessing to you.