Tom Zimmer
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
  POWER - UCOA message for December 12th, 2007

We bikers like to talk about POWER, powerful engines, powering through the curves, powering away from the cars.  We like to increase the power of our bikes by installing custom exhaust pipes, and adjusting the carbs or fuel injections computers. Power makes us feel great, when we are in control.  There is another kind of power, where we are not in control, like the power of a roller coaster.  Big motors crank the train up the hill, and release it in a controlled fall back to the origin.  All we can do on a roller coaster is hang on, and pray the workmen who maintain it have been doing a good job.  God's power on earth, called the Holy Spirit, is a lot like a roller coaster.  He kicks in to pull us up the hills, as we wait patiently.  He lets us coast down, seemingly out of control, but yet always still in control.  The ride has lots of ups and down, but the Holy Spirit is always there to make sure we don't stray too far off the track. I may not always be in control, but I am glad the one who designed this roller coster we call LIFE, knows what He is doing. 

Thomas Zimmer


Dear Mr. Zimmer,
Please accept my apologies for using a blog comment as a method to try to get a message to you, but I didn't see any other way to send you a message on this system and could not find an email address for you. I believe you are the author of OSI Forth for the C4P MF, which I used and loved years ago. Recently my wife bought me an old C4P MF system, and I was wondering if you might know of any possible source for an OSI Forth diskette? If you would be willing to discuss, please feel free to email me at
gwhitneycom1 at pobox dot com

Thanks, and thanks for the delight in computing that OSI Forth brought me.
Sincerely yours,
Glen Whitney
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I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

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