The following transpired
between 1943 and the present.
Oklahoma and Arkansas when my Dad was a pastor and student at John Brown University
I was "born again" during
this time of my life.
-- Back to Los Angeles-- School at 79th Street
-- Mojave Desert where my Dad pastored
-- Deputation and Travel
to live in Africa-- My parents were missionaries
-- Lived in Tanganyika when
at "home" and Kijabe, Kenya at school-- Rift Valley Academy
with my parents-- lived in South Gate, California-- School at South Gate
-- Tanzania when at "home" and Rift Valley Academy at school
a year after high school with parents in Tanzania
-- Biola College (now university)--
BA in Christian Ed.
-- Moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan-- Married Elizabeth
and worked at Brown Paper Co
-- US Army-- Fort Knox, Kentucky the whole
time-- "Chair born" Chaplain's Assistant (AKA Porch Monkey)
-- Taught at Grand
Rapids School of Bible and Music-- Rented from Denny Den Hollander.
-- Deputation and travel to Ethiopia as missionaries first term-- Lived
at Decamhare (Boys
school), Eritrea, --Debre Birhan and Langano, Ethiopia-- Youth Camp development
-- Short furlough to raise funds for youth camp at Langano
-- Lived at Lake
Langano, and finally had to leave Ethiopia due to Marxist coup
Kenya as missionaries-- At Nairobi and finally Eldoret
Headmaster of Hope Bible Institute
(Dini) classes taught in Secondary School-- Teacher training in night school
-- Returned to Michigan, and later to Yermo, California to pastor Yermo Bible
cars and public school teaching.
-- Delton, Michigan to pastor Interlakes
-- To Grant, Michigan to pastor Grace Bible Church--
Took up piano tuning during this era--
Periodic member of the the Hilltop Cafe Committee of 45-- Frank Hall
-- To Whetstone, Arizona to be near my parents and pastor Independent
This Journal, Blessed
Quietness Journal originated during this era.
-- Our family moved to the
green hills of Eastern Tennessee where orange and white
are the colors of choice. This is due to the fame of the
E. Tennessee University Volunteers.
I kid you not-- A fully decked out Ford '68 pick up, in orange and white, to include
orange and white
tuck and roll and
airbrushed pictures of the coach and quarter back, is the most sacred icon
of this part of the world. Alabama is
hated for no other reason than that they have defeated
the Vols too often.
-- This is where I had my Web business
selling piano parts and tools to Do-It-Yourselfers. CHECK
IT OUT :-)
-- GTT- Sold the business and moved to the Texas Hill Country
just north of Austin where I am the grounds keeper, gardener, mule skinner, and
irritable old man for my son and son-in-law. I do tune a few pianos in the area
for extra cash.
-- Next? Looking for my blessed Lord Jesus Christ to appear
soon, or if he so chooses, to die in Texas and move on up to the Glory with all
my old friends in Christ.
IS A MORE GRAPHIC BIO OF STEVE AT BLESSED QUIETNESS JOURNAL
her tenure as Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitan said that there are
two types of "potential terrorists" at large in the USA. This caused
me much fear and trembling, and I was only too pleased to find this dear lady
hard at work watching out for us hapless peasants in America. Here are the two
varieties of terrorists lurking about your city, town, and out behind the woods
in the back forty:
US Military Veterans
People who carry a Bible, go to Bible studies, and believe in Bible prophecy.
I read this, I realized Janet baby was spot on. We all know that most of the terrorist
acts committed in the past 50 years were by American Veterans, well, except for
all those committed by Muslim fanatics, lunatic militia members, Black racists,
pathological nut cases who were turned loose from mental hospitals, and so on.
Why, just yesterday a Muslim terrorist tried to shoot up a train in France, and...........................
sorry, I got that wrong. The US Marines on leave subdued the man. I will soon
remember a US Vet who shot up a mall or downed an airliner. Let me get back to
you on that one.
again, we all know how many Fundamental Baptist preachers and deacons have shot
up a local mosque as a result of studying Bible prophecy............... well,
maybe we remember................... let me get back to you on that one also.
why the CAVEAT?
I, Steve Van Nattan, citizen of Texas, owner of a big dangerous shot gun in the
closet with which I shoot varmints that eat our pecans, am both a US Veteran and
a Bible thumping, carrying, loving, reading, believing, and teaching hick in the
Hill Country of Texas. And, we all know that all Texans have their guns loaded
and ready to shoot someone just to break up the boredom, right?
be forewarned. We have it on the best (cough, cough, cough) authority from Homeland
Security that I am very dangerous, folks. So, you read here at your own risk.
Now, if you are also a US Vet and a Bible thumping prophecy junky, why don't we
start a conspiracy? Let's do what Jesus told us to do, and not tell anyone:
16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In
the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the
time you see Janet Napolitano, or any other US Government agent trying to make
us paranoid and terrified of their accusation, BE OF GOOD CHEER, and take the
creepy US agent to coffee.