Who is Bob’s boy?
I am a Christian man, married to my teenage sweetheart for over 35 years. We have three grown children and five grand-children. Growing up, it often irritated me when people would just refer to me as “Bob’s boy.” I “wear” the handle proudly now that he is gone. I like to think he would be proud of me now, too. I have no formal religious training – I am just another Christian. Having been one for over 40 years, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing a lot of different preachers. (The first one I can name is Bud Ervin. I was baptized as a young boy by Hoyt Houchen. And Edgar Furr was a favorite preacher, a personal inspiration, and a family friend. If you recognize any of those names, congratulations – you are an old-timer!). I enjoy genealogy immensely, and have been fortunate enough to trace my parent’s roots back over 190 years so far. By presenting documentation of my lineage – including a deed to my great-great-great-grandparents signed by Anson Jones (President of the Republic of Texas before it became a state), I earned membership for both myself and my late father in the organization, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, founded in 1893 (Have to be able to prove that you are a descendant of a resident of Texas before it became a state in 1846). I have been operating a genealogy website for several years.
What’s on Bob’s boy’s iPod?
I’ve always been a bit of an odd duck . In the past, the answer to that question would have been one thing – audiobooks. I have been such an audio book junkie that a few years ago, I had to start keeping a spreadsheet (sorted by author) of all the audio books I have listened to. I had to do that because I often found myself checking out an audio book that I had forgotten having already finished (I am blessed to be a member of several libraries with liberal policies for residents of surrounding cities – some with great electronic library sections). Last time I looked, the line count on that spreadsheet was well over 1,000 novels. Mystery, especially of the homicide detective type tends to top the list. But once in a while, I have ventured into other genre. Now though, my audio book section is sharing a lot of space with sermons and congregational singing. I really don’t listen to much other music these days. Does anyone still make any? I heard the Beatles broke up .
Are you on Facebook?
After a year of blogging, this blog is finally on Facebook as of January 2013. Check us out at https://FaceBook.com/bobsboy01 or on Twitter at @bobsboytexas.
What do you get out of doing this blog/website anyway?
A couple of things. The first and most obvious is personal growth. I had hoped that by doing this, and staying committed to doing it, I will learn more and grow spiritually (I had no idea just how immensely I would be blessed in so many ways in such a short time). What else I hope for can best be explained by sharing a couple of the many things that I pray for every single day. One of those is that God will guide me, and help me to share His word with others in a way that pleases Him. And another is that God will defeat the selfish person inside of me – the one who wants and values so much materially, the one who tends to be unforgivably self-absorbed, the one who likes recognition from others and at times, even honor. But instead to help me to seek glory and honor to His name, to lead others to serve Him, to encourage my brothers and sisters, and to love my neighbor more. If you have enjoyed anything I’ve written on this site, I hope that you will pray for those things, too – both for me, and for yourself!