Welcome to Chosen Highway! I have another blog called Tangled Highways that I use for a conglomeration of things–family, friends, pets, trips, observations, devotions, garnerings from the web… This blog I want to try and keep more biographical with stories from my life, the things I love, the things I’ve experienced.
Almost 50 years ago now, I chose to follow Christ in righteousness and live for the Lord. Since that time I really can say I’ve never had a boring day. Living for the Lord is probably the most exciting thing a young person can choose to do. And I mean really live for God, not just tag on the name, Christian, and go on doing your own thing; but to set out to follow the Lord in holiness. It may not be a piece of cake sometimes, and it will definitely require denying your own human habits and desires, but the highway chosen for you by the Lord will be fantastic.
Well, that’s it for this time…. My son-in-law is home and my daughter will be needing help with lunch.
I was born (what a stupid way to begin. Nevertheless…) I was born in Gallipolis, Ohio. My parents drove down to Mom’s home stomping grounds to have me because the fledgling hospital in the Dover-New Phila area had a bad reputation for losing mother and new babies. After a few days recovery on the banks of the Ohio River, we all drove back to Tuscarawas County where I lived for the remainder of my days until I moved to New Mexico.
I graduated from New Phila High School with no great honors but not as a slouch either. I don’t remember my grade average or my class standing–probably the upper 1/3 or 1/4 of the class. From there I went to Ohio State University. That had been my only consideration for college. I didn’t even consider or apply to any other school. Fortunately I was accepted. I graduated from the School of Education at OSU four years later after many good times but with no blazing academic record. My grades averaged between 3.2 and 3.5 for all my my career. If you’re not familiar with grade averages, that’s not bad, but neither does it set any record in the annals of academia.
I went directly from college to a teaching position in Dover Public Schools…
I was saved when I was a young teen ager although from the time I was born I was raised to live for the Lord. I wasn’t baptized until I was nearly sixteen. From there on I lived for the Lord. There were battles but I never went back on God and I chose to follow Him regardless of what friends and acquaintences were doing. That choice has resulted in a fantastic life. I don’t regret and instant of it. I’ve said over and over, choosing to follow the Lord is the most exciting course you can take in life. I have done things and gone places and met people that I would never have experienced had I chosen to go myown way and stay a stubborn sinner in New Philadelphia. That’s why I called this blog Chosen Highway. This life for the Lord was and cntinues to be My Chosen Highway.
The prophet Isaiah tells us “. . . an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein “. Isaiah 35:8 I picked that highway.
There you have the direction I went. You’ll find out more as time goes on.