I'm Jonathan, 2nd-eldest in a family of ten, living in Southern Indiana. Originally from Vermont, living there until 2004, and homeschooled for 12 grades. I am very thankful to both my wonderful parents for their commitment and sacrifice, through the years, on my behalf. I was raised in a Christian home, and saved by faith in Jesus Christ in 2006. I currently operate my own business, Innisfree & Shinbone, Inc. Serving as owner, CEO, and sole employee, I contract with FedEx Home Delivery. Driving, delivering packages, meeting people, and watching the seasons change, while earning a living, is quite a blessing! Reading, traveling the U.S.A., writing poetry, driving, visiting with elderly folks, gardening, and trying to sing like Johnny Cash are all interests of mine.
I bought a home of my own in January, 2012. Upkeep & maintenance on the property keep me busy, as well as gardening there. Indoors, a somewhat-elderly orange & white cat makes for great company. :) I became engaged to my dearest sweetheart, Miss Kim, in February, 2013. We became acquainted through Christian Cafe.com, and first met in September, 2012. She is one really special young lady! :-)
I follow news, politics, and current events through talk radio and internet news sources. The direction these United States of America are taking has been a concern of mine since the mid-1990's. It was then that I, through information gained from my dad, began to realize that we the people were not being told the whole story by the news media and the government. I believe that men in positions of great power in the nation are actively, and openly, seeking it's overthrow.
Some favorite Bible verses:
"For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. -Psalms 96:5
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." -John 14:6
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." -II Corinthians 10:5
"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. -James 1:19
Some Favorite Quotes:
"Live Free or Die, and Death is not the Worst of Evils."
"I know not what course others may take, but as for me, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" ~Patrick Henry
"Leftists and Progressives have no problem with a Theocracy, just as long as it's not a Christian one."
"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will become subject to those who do not." ~Internet Author
God, Guns, and Guts Made America: Let's Keep All Three.
"Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much."
"...Lost Causes are the only ones worth fighting for."~James Stewart
"...A gun is just a tool. No better and no worse than any other tool, a shovel-or an axe or a saddle or a stove or anything. Think of it always that way. A gun is as good-and as bad-as the man who carries it. Remember that." ~Shane
"A man sure don't live long after he's dead." ~Chester
"I guess it depends on how a man lived." ~Marshall Matt Dillon
"The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next generation."
"Those who refuse to participate in politics will be governed by their inferiors." ~Plato
"We do 3 kinds of jobs here:
(1) Good jobs done fast are not cheap
(2) Fast jobs done cheap are not good
(3) Cheap jobs done good are not fast."
Which'll it be? ~Sign on a garage wall
The Bible, God's inspired Word, King James Version
Pilgrim's Progress, especially dramatized CD-version
The Annals of the World by James Usher
Civil War trilogy by Jeff Shaara
Civil War books by Bruce Catton
R.E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman
The Creature from Jekyll Island (the story of the Federal Reserve Bank)
The Islamic Antichrist by Joel Richardson
Storm Warning: The Coming Persecution of Christians and Traditionalists in America by Don McAlvany
History books, especially U.S. History
News & current events on the Internet
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
Mansion Over The Hilltop
Because He Lives
Faith Of Our Fathers
Just As I Am
How Firm A Foundation
The Love Of God
Older Southern Gospel:
Groups such as The Cathedrals, The Happy Goodmans,
When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind)
Step Into The Water
Sunshine & Roses
You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)
I Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now
Man In Black
Far Side Banks Of Jordan
Over The Next Hill We'll Be Home
What Is Man?
The Big Battle
I've Got A Thing About Trains
What Is Truth?
The Man In White
Folsom Prison Blues
I Walk The Line
The Browns (brother + 2 sisters, popular in the 50's and 60's)
Porter Waggoner + Dolly Parton duets (older, 60's ones!)
The Old & New Testament Collections
Do You Remember These?
Maple Street Memories
Whatever Happened To Randolph Scott?
Silver Medals & Sweet Memories
More Than A Name On A Wall
Some Classic Country music
Glen Campbell--Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy, Try A Little Kindness,
Jimmy Dean--Cross The Brazos At Waco
Some songs from the Folk music era.
Old-Time Radio Shows, such as The Whistler, Gunsmoke (William Conrad), The Six-Shooter (James Stewart), Dragnet (Jack Webb)
I generally enjoy older (30's, 40's, 50's, some 60's) movies, Easterns or Westerns, human interest stories.
Actors: John Wayne, James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Alan Ladd, Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, Charlton Hesston, Laurence Olivier, Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan
Actresses: Maureen O'Hara, Jean Arthur, Joan Leslie, Donna Reed, Greer Garson, Olivia DeHavilland
Most John Wayne movies (though not all)
Favorite Movie of all time: It's A Wonderful Life
The Quiet Man
You Can't Take It With You
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Drums Along The Mohawk
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
A Night To Remember
The F.B.I. Story
The Green Berets
Also enjoy Vision Video (Christian) movies, such as Hudson Taylor, Fanny Crosby, In His Steps and some Bob Jones University productions, including Sheffy and Red Runs The River