I’ve Been Thinking

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Here are some random thoughts I’ve had this week during my times with God. Why Do The Expected Normal? Following Jesus Christ, being filled with his Holy Spirit, being a child of God; none of these are “normal” to the world. And they are not supposed to be. We are not of this world any…

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I Am Trying a New Format – Some Days

Some days I will continue to share my memories of my past. It has been a long strange trip so far, and my journey has shaped a large part of who I am today. But it is God who has molded me into exactly who I am now. And if I don’t also write about how God is continuing to mold and shape me, I am missing the main point of my life right now. My past is interesting, and my struggles are real. But my walk with God is vital, and I firmly believe that my walk with Him today is why I am here to write about my past.

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Christmas Thoughts

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I don’t often share my musings or notes from my morning quiet times, but as I have been working through an Advent devotional this month, I felt compelled to share some of my thoughts. Perhaps they are merely my random ramblings, exposing the often strange way my mind works. But my hope and prayer is…

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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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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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Best Laid Plans

Photo of the phrase, "What Comes After Plan B?" written on a board with a faded picture of a man in a suit coat in the background.

A funny thing about plans, they never seem to work the way they were supposed to. How often have you thought, “Today I am going to get THIS JOB accomplished.” Then a child gets sick, the phone rings, your spouse yells from the bathroom that you forgot to buy toilet paper, so off you go…

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