101 things about me (part four)


I love dark chocolate.

I was very moved to visit the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. You can see a church steeple and hear the bells ring from the room where she and her family hid from the Nazis.

My favorite Communion hymn is “I Come with Joy”.

I like to go fishing but I never want to own a boat. It’s too much work.

As a child, I was very close to my mother’s mother. Because of that relationship, there’s always been a special place in my heart for older adults.

HurricaneI have vivid memories of the devastation of Hurricane Betsy in 1965. The roof blew off my family’s home while we were in it.

I sunburn easily.

I hate emptying the dishwasher. Sometimes I let dirty dishes pile up in the sink because a full, clean load is in the dishwasher.

I enjoy having a fire in the fireplace on a winter night.

I use a gas grill in the backyard because it’s convenient; but in principle, I like charcoal better (the real stuff, not briquets).

I like many forms of music: classical, jazz, pop, and sacred.

I’m not a regular listener of contemporary Christian music.

I believe being a Christian in America has become too comfortable, and we take too much for granted.

I make lists. Grocery lists. 101 Things about Me lists. Pros and cons lists for decision making. Things to do lists. And…well…lists of my lists.

I have lived in Elyria longer than I have lived anywhere in my life.

Someday I’d like to work on an advanced degree.

I am an optimist. I definitely have a positive outlook on life. But I’m not naïve and I have experienced pain in my life as well.

I had my gallbladder removed in 2005. It’s the only surgery I’ve had except for tonsil removal as a child.

I’m not a good patient.

Nothing smells better to me than bread baking in the oven.

I like photography, both film and digital. I often post photos online to share with others.

Cheddar, Havarti with dill, and Gouda are my favorite kinds of cheeses.

For two summers during college I was a church camp counselor and lifeguard.

I have an active sweet tooth; very active.

I love God and am loved by God. I want others to know they can experience that happiness and security too.

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About Ron Dauphin

Photographer, writer, proud dad, and UCC pastor.
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