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After more than 50 years as a student, missionary, professional pastor and teacher, I found myself outside of a culture and family that was all I had ever known.  One day I was part of something I thought I understood and believed in and the very next day I was struggling to understand and believe anything. 

That was almost 4 years ago and today I find myself less sure of things than I was, but more convinced that following Jesus is more about relationship and staying in step with the Spirit of God than it is acquiring information and knowledge about God.  More about sharing life in community than keeping the institutional church functioning.

Along with my wife Linda, we live and travel in a Hitchhiker Fifth Wheel.  Our home base is in Washington state and we enjoy a relationship with a church in Western Oklahoma.  We direct and teach in a ministry school and care for a number of ministries around the west that are associated with our church in Oklamoma.  We are privileged to spend our time travelling, sharing life with all kinds of people and giving a way what we have learned to a great group of spiritual sons and daughters.  I enjoy fly-fishing, playing the guitar, reading, writing and following Jesus.

This blog exploers life, learning and growing in all of those pursuits. Thanks for reading.

Greg Scandrett gregandlinda06@yahoo.ccom

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angie V  |  November 8, 2009 at 3:23 am

    Hi…

    I like what I read…very compassionate. Thanks!

    Angie

  • 2. Chuck Mullis  |  January 31, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I like the title of your blog! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with everyone. God Bless!

  • 3. IrreligiousLife  |  September 6, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for introducing yourself here. I recently read a book you might enjoy and resonate with called The End of Religion by Bruxy Cavey. He is a teaching pastor at a church in Ontario, but he once talked about the demise of his church. That is, there will come a time at his church (called, The Meeting House) when everyone becomes more comfortable with the church meetings and programs than their relationship with Jesus. That is the day they close the church doors. What a great thing for a pastor to say about his own church, don’t you think?

  • 4. James Van Leuvaan  |  August 11, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Hi,
    So i noticed through my viewer stats that you had visited, and as is normal, of course. I came here to take a look at your blog.

    I was surprised by this particular blog entry as it is highly evolved in relationship to the right wing fundamentalist evangelical Christian dogma.

    I have to be forward and state quite simply that when I read the opening line of:

    “…50 years as a student, missionary, professional pastor and teacher…”

    I was prepared for the attitude which I stated in the preceding paragraph.

    I am always pleased when an individual is able to – in good conscience have everything they know, trust, believe and stand firm upon – be subject to error and modification.

    I have always believed that God was more interested in us on a personal level then as a movement – since I can’t actually find any instance in human history, or divine example where we exist for his validation.

    I hope you truly do find the knowledge for your own sake and for your own relationship.

    As you may likely know there is a set of verses which emulate the discovery of knowledge bringing wisdom, and for myself – years ago – I have tended to pray the following:

    “bring me all diligence, therefore filling out my faith. Faith with virtue, virtue toward knowledge, thus granting me understanding toward wisdom, giving me a full understanding of the entire Godhead thus giving me love, and love towards all.”

    Now, here is a warning. If you choose to pray something similar.
    1: God WILL hear you and answer.
    2: The answers are going to make you squirm.
    3: You will reach that cross road where patriotism, nationality, race, and popular culture will no longer be palatable.
    4: That most all that has been taught, presented, indoctrinated, taught – is wholly and completely wrong.

    The upside is that it’s a lot of fun 🙂
    And for me, it has given me patience, compassion, and understanding to all God given creatures, especially muslims, jews and so on.

    After all… Abraham had two first sons remember?
    So we need to think that through…

    God granted a single man the right to birth two first sons.

    no one devoted to God has been given that privilege.

    food for thought 🙂

    God bless you 🙂

  • 5. Sara  |  April 25, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Sounds like you have found ‘wisdom way.’ Surfing ‘about you’ and your site brings to my mind this quote by Robert Browning:

    “My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best of what God made.”

    Blessings,

  • 6. Monette  |  March 22, 2008 at 7:55 am

    I’m so glad to have found your blog. It’s great – I love reading it. I really miss you guys so your blog is a great encouragement to me and full of good teaching. Sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes it brings back good old memories.

    May God continue to smile and pour out his many blessings on you and Linda each day.

  • 7. Terry & Phyl  |  December 5, 2007 at 9:03 am

    This is exactly what we are preparing to do…sell it all and live in a 5th wheel. We are also looking to join Mobil Missions International – RV and can’t wait to rid ourselves of all our “stuff” and get on the road. Thanks for sharing your experiences…it’s great encouragement. God Bless You!

  • 8. mousewords  |  September 14, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    I’m glad to have found your blog! Thank you for sharing the thoughts, faith, and adventures of you and your wife.

    I spent a little over a month of my life living at campsites along the California coast—breathing in the fresh ocean air in an effort to recover from carbon monoxide poisoning. Sometimes we had a trailer (courtesy of a kind neighbor) but mostly it was us, a tent, and the elements. I can relate to that kind of life—with all its blessings as well as its frustrations—so my very best to you both in your journey!

    ~Christine (now under a roof in CA)

  • 9. Shiloh  |  August 23, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for the personal info. It has been fun browsing through your blogs.

  • 10. storbakken  |  March 16, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    I just wanted to say hi. Thanks for sharing. And I look forward to returning to read more about your adventures.

  • 11. johnzwart  |  March 9, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Wow. I’m sensing that this is just a tiny glimpse of what you have been through. It could very well be that the challenges you have faced have brought (and are bringing) you to a place where you can be truly effective in sharing the love of Jesus. We in North America are a people and culture who are hurting, and who nonetheless think there is no place in our lives for the religion of Christ. And maybe they’re right. But there ought to be room somewhere for the love of Christ Jesus. To make that room, people need to see and experience people (like yourself) who are ‘authentic’ followers of ‘the way, the truth, and the life.’
    Hang in there. I’m sure you will be blessed.

  • 12. Diana Burke  |  February 12, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I went to “About” as recommended and had to laugh out loud at your dad’s last comment.
    Thanks Warren.

  • 13. Warren Scandrett  |  January 27, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    I am very old. That may have a great deal to do with my frustration with modern technology. My computer often appears to hate me. My present problem is how to get rid of the letters in the two boxes above. I don’t seem to be able to delete them from my end and Greg either doesn’t try or he can’t do it. If Greg’s audience is scrolling all the way through, I fear it will think whoever posts a blank may be running on empty. On the other hand the blanks may disappear now that I am filling them, in which case what I am writing will make no sense to that group which has not noticed them previously.

    To answer the question many of you may be asking, Greg’s mother was quite intelligent. WS

  • 14. Dan Triplett  |  January 18, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Great to read your blog Greg. I look forward to reading more and exploring life and learning with you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  • 15. Len  |  January 18, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Good to hear from you – thanks for including me in the e-mail. I look forward to hearing more.

  • 16. Mike Rutter  |  January 18, 2007 at 10:26 am

    You are just fine now! Thanks for sharing! God is gooddddd.

  • 17. BS  |  January 16, 2007 at 9:59 am

    good ‘about’…i liked it and i think it even helped me know a little bit more about YOU

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