I love this photo of my grandfather and me sitting on one of his tractors. It was probably taken in the spring of 1968 but unfortunately the photograph is not dated. My grandfather was my hero and I loved him very much. He died on my birthday in 1990 — just a few months before my wedding. I still think of him every day and I still miss him, but I am incredibly grateful for every moment I was able to spend with him.
 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,  but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,  since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”  And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,  knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,  but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.  He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you  who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
|Release Version||Codename||Release Date|
|Mac OS X Public Beta||Kodiak||September 13, 2000|
|Mac OS X 10.0||Cheetah||March 24, 2001|
|Mac OS X 10.1||Puma||September 25, 2001|
|Mac OS X 10.2||Jaguar||August 24, 2002|
|Mac OS X 10.3||Panther||October 24, 2003|
|Mac OS X 10.4||Tiger||April 29, 2005|
|Mac OS X 10.5||Leopard||October 26, 2007|
|Mac OS X 10.6||Snow Leopard||August 28, 2009|
|Mac OS X 10.7||Lion||July 20, 2011|
|OS X 10.8||Mountain Lion||July 25, 2012|
|OS X 10.9||Mavericks||October 22, 2013|
|OS X 10.10||Yosemite||October 16, 2014|
|OS X 10.11||El Capitan||September 30, 2015|
|macOS 10.12||Sierra||September 20, 2016|
|macOS 10.13||High Sierra||September 25, 2017|
|macOS 10.14||Mojave||September 24, 2018|
|macOS 10.15||Catalina||October 7, 2019|
|macOS 11.0||Big Sur||November 12, 2020|
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience — among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
This is my first post to write.as and I am really looking forward to exploring all that this platform has to offer.
As a christian, this is one of my guiding principles:
You are required to believe, to preach, and to teach what the Bible says is true, not what you want the Bible to say is true.
—Dr. R.C. Sproul
Chosen by God
I guess that is enough for this first post.