Tom Zimmer
Friday, April 23, 2010
  UCOA Meeting At VFW Post 8787
I attended my first UCOA meeting at VFW Post 8787, just North of Braker Blvd. on the East frontage road. It is a big place, easily large enough to hold our group of 150 or so. It was great to get back together with my friends in all the clubs.

Here is a panorama of the hall, click the pic for a larger version.

I took this of FireBam, he said he didn't have any pictures for the web site. I really like the color and detail. What a handsome fellow.

Here is the address of the VFW Post, in case you missed the email;

VFW Post 8787
500 VFW Rd.
Austin, Tx. 78753
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
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Location: Austin, Texas, United States

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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