You know, it's interesting having a "wall" like this one here. You can put up pretty much any kind of info about yourself and your interests, and people, being a curious bunch, won't be able to stop themselves from reading it, much like you have not stopped yourself from reading this right now. (Hold on, hold on! I know you just looked over your shoulder, but I'm not there.) :D
I had a time when I was slightly obsessed with being active here on HSA. I really loved the discussions on the forums, and putting five hours to write something well because the subject was important, and even if I didn't persuade the person I was talking with, I knew there were plenty of people reading and thinking along with us. Over the years, I've met a lot of awesome people on here. They blessed me then, and some of them still do. I've also met a bunch of lukewarm Christians here, and they weight on my heart.
In general, I'm at a stable time in my life.I'm not the mess I was at 17, nor the mass of questions I was at 20. I know what I believe, and why I believe it. I know God is true and can and should always be trusted. Having tried out His promises in my life, and finding them to be true, I have become I rather confidant person. This rubs on many people, endears others to me, and is noticed by most all. If you are ever on the receiving end of a confident statement from me, know that I am not being prideful, nor simply trying to win a debate with you, but rather trying to share with you my truest heart on a matter.
I'm obsessed with music on many levels. It covers the area between being my favorite hobby and a passion of mine, to being a sacred duty. I've been writing melodies since 12, and can still remember two of them from back then. I sing while walking the aisles of Walmart, and like to skip and hop around. Yeah, I'm one of *those* types. :)
I'm probably one of the more outgoing and talkative people you will run into. Everyone has subjects they could speak at length on, or certain people they can speak easily with. I, on the other hand, do not usually have such limitations. My parents gave me the name "Thomas Jonathan," which means, according to their intent in naming me that, "Twice as a much a friend." And this is something I have been blessed with, and that I strive towards, with great fervor even. I treat each person and conversation with particular interest and consideration. I hope this shows.
I believe in trusting God in accordance to the promises He has made. I have no promise from God concerning wealth, safety, ease, or bliss, at least, not in this lifetime. But I do have the promise of His Holy Spirit, the cleansing of my heart from my past life of sin, unity with God and with all other men who walk in righteousness, and His eternal peace. And for these, I am so grateful.
I believe in selfless love. Selfless love can be nearly impossible to display online to people. Realizing that the scope on here can be narrow, I am often seeking to enlarge upon the methods of communication I have with people. I've been known to ask for people's emails/phone numbers/mailing addresses/social network infos at the drop of a hat. I don't expect everyone I ask for one or more of these channels to accede to my requests, but that doesn't mean I won't try! (Internet wary people? You have been warned!) :D
I'm an oddity among guys. I have wanted to be married since at least 12. On my list of priorities and interests, marriage has always been my #1. I didn't join HSA to look for a girl, but hey, the idea doesn't bother me at all of finding my special someone on here. ;-D (Don't sweat it ladies. If you've never been to Boston in the fall, it would never work for us.) :D
I really hope to have a large family one day. Maybe I can get a TV show like the Duggers or something. Twould be cool. And I hope to make kids do weird things in front of people, and have a hot wife who I kiss a lot in public. Adopting a few kids would be awesome as well. And then we could go off on "Adventures of the Greer family" and do random acts of kindness all over the place.
Life is good. Love is worth it. God is my hero. I wanna be just like Him. Always kind, always good, always serving, and always with His whole heart. Yeah, that is who I want to be like.
Thanks for the comment. I'm not aware of any video in existence of me singing, though there may be some floating around somewhere - you never know nowadays - but if I ever upload anything to the web, be it video or sound files, I'll be sure to let you know.
Hey, T.J., I saw your comment on Stephanie's blog that you'd recommend Singing Success over lessons from a voice teacher. I'm kind of curious as to why. I suppose the biggest factor in one's decision would be what they are hoping to accomplish. A DVD course could probably help someone be a better singer in their church choir, but it won't get them to the Metropolitan opera. Not that I'm aiming to get to the Met, mind you (not in a million years), but I do want to try out for The Voice at some point and have a decent shot at being competitive, so for me, a teacher it is.