Tom Zimmer
Monday, April 19, 2010
  Slave or Free - UCOA Moment for April 21st, 2010

As a Christian, God is my master, but I am also free, because He tells me that I am free to make choices, well really one choice anyway.  I can choose to let God use my hands and my feet, or I can choose to do things my own way. If I choose my own path, I am still a Christian, but I am not a very useful one.  You see God uses Christians to "work His Plan",  we are His hands and feet.  If I don't play along, well then God will use someone else.  God is omnipotent naturally, so He will complete His plan, whether I participate in it or not. I can exercise my free will, to,  well, to be miserable really.  Yes, its nice at first, doing all the things I want to do, but soon, I get bored, or I hurt someone, and then I realize what I am doing, and I ask God for forgiveness so I can get back on track.  You see true Joy only comes from living the life that God has planned for me.  Then I see all the wonderful things he is doing, and I get to experience the Joy of being part of His master plan.  So as a Christian, I am free to choose, to choose my own path or to be a slave.  I choose Life, how do you choose.

Tom Zimmer
Hi Tom. I didn't know any other way to get a hold of you so I decided to leave a comment on your blog. My name is Rae Trine and I'm interested in your previous blogs regarding the transcription of the History of the Brown family as written by Oral Carl Brown. I too, am descended from John Hume Brown. His son William Harvey Brown was my GGreat Grandfather. I believe you are descended from his brother John Dempsey Brown. The information you presented is very interesting and I would like to read the rest of the history if possible. I've been researching the Brown family for about an year now and histories such as Oral's are a very valuable resource. If you are interested in contacting me, you can email me at Hope to hear from you.
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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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