Wow. Where do I start? Ok…
Who We Are:
We are the Randleman family. Jeff, Heather, and five wonderful kids: Hannah, Lydia, Titus, Jadon, and Abigail, with another son due in January of 2013. (Insert your large family comment here… I’ve probably already heard it.) I am currently the youth minister at Brooksville Christian Church, in Brooksville, Florida.
One of my main passions is creationism. I believe that we can take the Bible literally; when God says he created the earth and the universe in six, 24-hour days, I believe that is exactly what he did. I believe that he did that around 6000 years ago, and that the earth is NOT millions or billions of years old.
I believe that a flood covered the entire globe in the days of Noah, around 4500 years ago, and that eight people were saved in the ark. And I believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is our ark.
One of my hobbies is landscape and nature photography. I’ve posted a few images here, but am working on another site to showcase some of my best shots. Connected to my photography, I love being outdoors. I love to hike, bike, kayak, camp… I love being outside with a camera and a piece of beef jerky, usually Jack Links.
Another hobby is web building and design. One of my projects is a family website. Check it out at family.jeffrandleman.com. So, I will be incorporating both of my interests into one: I plan to build and host a web gallery to showcase my photography. Sounds fun, huh?
Another interest is reading. I love to read. I read anything that sparks a passing interest in my mind. Favorite topics include Creation, American History, and Leadership. Some of my favorite authors include Ted Dekker, Tom Clancy, Henry Morris and Jonathan Sarfati. As a result of this, I have connected with several publishers and review books for them. You will find those reviews on this blog.
I also love to collect and examine coins. Right now, my favorites are Jefferson nickels and Franklin half dollars, although I collect much more. You can learn a lot of our history by examining coins. This is a fairly recent interest that has become quite a main hobby of mine. I can sit and examine coinage for hours, simply enjoying the detail, the history, and for me, the particular tone/hue/color a coin develops as it ages. I especially love the way the Roosevelt dimes tone.
Well, that about wraps it up. As I think of more stuff about myself and my family, I’m sure it will find it’s way here…