Since Oct 14, 2000
And welcome to my homepage here at Free Republic where I've been getting my news and inflicting my presence upon other freepers since a few weeks before the 2000 general election. I hope you enjoy your visit to my homepage.
I'm the husband of one wife and the father of three lovely daughters. I've been active in church work and missions for much of my life and also take an interest in conservatism, especially as it applies to our culture and worldview.
My screen name comes from one of my many favorite characters created by the greatest writer in the English language, P. G. Wodehouse. Wodehouse was the creator of Jeeves and Wooster, Lord Emsworth and all of the Blandings Castle characters, and many other favorites. Click on the link or on his picture to learn more about this prolific humorist.
Below is a bookshelf with some Christian classics. Feel free to borrow any of them. They are all in the public domain so can be freely downloaded. Just click on a title and start reading or downloading.
Below that are pictures of my family and other stuff to occupy those who have already finished the internet and are now bored.
Thanks for visiting. Stop by anytime.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Recommended Readings Bookshelf
Click on a book to open it, or select from the list below. Then print it out and read it!
- St. Augustine
- The Confessions of St. Augustine -- The most popular work of the man who more than any other shaped western civilization. The first 10 chapters constitute a spiritual autobiography and some spiritual and philosophical reflections; the last three chapters are a reflection on the creation story of Genesis 1.
- John Bunyan
- Pilgrim's Progress -- A spiritual allegory. Of books written in English, one of the all-time most popular.
- G. K. Chesterton
- Orthodoxy -- Chesterton's writing reminds me of C.S. Lewis, but a little more colorful, a little more quirky. This book is an apology for the Christian world-view.
- Jonathan Edwards
- Religious Affections -- "What is the nature of true religion? . . . [What are] the distinguishing notes of that virtue and holiness that is acceptable in the sight of God?" In this classic work by America's greatest theologian and philosopher, Edwards considers the nature of revival and the genuine work of the Holy Spirit. Don't read this book if you want to keep worshipping your idols.
- George Fox
- Autobiography of George Fox -- This is a fascinating journal of the exploits of the founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers). It is also very illuminating about the political and religious state of seventeenth century England -- for example, Fox lives through the commonwealth period, meets Cromwell, and prophesies his downfall after he treats Quakers badly.
- St. Ignatius of Loyola
- The Spiritual Exercises Spiritual exercises arranged into 4 weeks, by the founder of the Jesuits.
- St. John of the Cross
- Ascent of Mount Carmel
- Dark Night of the Soul -- The writings of St. John of the Cross are unsurpassed for mystical theology. The "dark night" is a must-read for anyone seriously concerned about growing spiritually.
- Thomas à Kempis
- The Imitation of Christ -- This book is said to have been published in more editions than any other, apart from the Bible, with 6000 appearing by the turn of this century. This little devotional book is simply written but immensely moving. Highly recommended.
- William Law
- A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life -- This is one of two or three books that greatly influenced the young J. Wesley.
- Brother Lawrence
- The Practice of the Presence of God -- In this little collection of letters and reflections, Brother Lawrence encourages us to be continually in God's presence.
I am the proud father of the three lovely ladies pictured below.
Here's a recent family photo and an old photo of me as a babe in arms with my parents and siblings.
While I'm embarrassing myself, here's an old photo of me (right) with my college roommate and my '62 VW. I was a lib then, of course.
Two pictures of the house I grew up in, one taken around 1920 (?) and the other taken recently as a Bed and Breakfast
One thing I like to do in my spare time is put words - Scripture, sayings, or quotes - with a picture. Here are a few I've made recently.
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