Welcome to Upon This Rawk!
My name is Barry and the blog title refers to the title to a Larry Norman album title. I changed the spelling of rock to match my usual spelling “Rawk”. Yes, I am a geek and I have spelled it this way since the band Thousand Foot Krutch released a song called “Rawkfist“.
I live in a small town near Omaha, Nebraska with my wife Robin. We are technically empty-nesters, although a few of our six children have returned home for a short spell. I also have six grand-kids. I love music and most things technical. I am computer software professional with many years of IT experience.
First and foremost I am a slave to Christ. I have been bought for a price. The price was God’s own son, and the price was paid on the cross. He lived the life and paid the debt I could not. I love my wife and family. I am learning over the years that God really does mean it when He commands me to love my wife as Christ loves the church and gave Himself up for her (Ephesians 5:25-33). I am learning to love my bride like that, as God graces me with each new day. God wakes me up each day so that I can serve and glorify Him. It is my desire to serve Him and enjoy each day that is given to me. God created me unique to glorify and I serve Him. I serve Him by serving my wife and family, studying His word, and working as a software developer to provide for my family.
This blog site is dedicated to Jesus Christ and seeing Him proclaimed through the written word. It is my desire to use this site as a means to communicate and journal my thoughts, interests, activities, and to encourage those who might stop by and read. It is my own personal challenge to try and add something to this and other blog sites each day. I love to dialog about our Lord. So please stop by and sit a spell and leave some comments of encouragement or insight and I will be blessed by it.
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