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Posts by Paul T. Oyler

The Story of My Come To Jesus Night

This is a photo of the sun just starting to rise over dark mountains.

By late 1982, my life was pretty messed up. I had lost the good-paying job I had had since I was 16. I was working flea markets, selling everything I had that was worth anything, and whatever money I did make, I was spending on low-quality weed, cheap beer (think plain white generic can, “Beer”),…

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God’s Computer

Photo of an Acer Aspire R-7, just like the one that God provided.

Let me tell you the story of God’s Computer. In the summer of 2013 the laptop that I owned pretty much bit the dust. Since I really need a laptop when I travel and when I visit clients, I needed to get a replacement. But, my financial situation was in its usual pitiful condition. I…

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The Day That Changed Everything

Photo of my dad, brother, and me from 1966. We were each dress ed in coats and ties; I was about 6 and my brother would have been 3 or 4.

I wrote the original version of this post on August 18, 2015. I am updating it here because this is an extremely major part of the Life and Times of Paul Timmy and it needed to be in this journal. August 18, 1973. My first day of being a teenager. Last night I got to…

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On Being Interviewed on the Hallway Chats Podcast

Photo of me, Paul Oyler, along side the title of this blog - "The Curious Life and Times of Paul Timmy".

I recently had the honor of being interviewed for the Hallways Chats podcast. It was fun talking with Tara and Liam, but I didn’t feel especially good about it afterward. I felt that I kind of stumbled around a bit and I was pretty sure I had said a couple of things wrong. Most importantly to me, I felt like there were a couple of times that I basically apologized for being a Christian and a follower of Jesus.

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