Pastime

My favorite pastime is fishing/boating. Tomorrow I am going with a friend here at our apartment complex who has a boat.  God bless him! Fishing is fun, but Catching is even better! Whenever I come home with no fish, Joanne says where’s the fish? I say, I went fishing, not catching! Ha!

I have been a Deep Sea fisherman in the Sea of Cortez for 21 years. Here in California it is predominantly bottom fishing for Halibut and White Sea Bass. I have yet to catch one. It is a whole new paradigm for me, a big learning curve.

It is a lot like rightly dividing the Word. You know something one way your whole life, then you learn that there is another way to understand the Bible. You’re resistant at first, thinking you know all you need to. Over time you end up making “investments” in new equipment, become humbler, and learn about “grace.”  You start listening to people you never thought you would.

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t have a pastime, an activity that brings them closer to God and the Lord Jesus and their fellow man, outside of their normal everyday activities. Even Jesus took time for himself.

What do you do to get away from “it all?”

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About fredswolfe

I was born in 1949 and raised in Paris, Illinois. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967 and received an assignment to serve aboard the U.S.S. Mauna Loa, AE-8 off the coast of Vietnam. During my three years and nine months of active duty, I toured the Mediterranean Sea twice and the Caribbean Sea once. What an experience to look back on! I was separated from the Navy three months early to attend College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Near the end of my first term as Student Body President, I received Jesus Christ and became born again in 1974. I have been studying the Bible, The Word of God and teaching others ever since. I have been married for thirty five years to my wife Joanne, from Whitestone, New York. We are the proud parents of two grown sons and two granddaughters and two grandsons. We have lived in Illinois, New York, Arizona and California, where we now make our home, in Marina Del Rey.

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