Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Here's a Cool Story
I love it when people come across my blog via a search for my pastor, Glen Knecht. I sometimes follow those searches back and see what else the World Wide Web has to say about him. Here's a gem I came across tonight:
Glen Knecht, the former minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, was approached to contribute a sermon to a book which was a collection of sermons, and it was given the title..."If I Only Had One Sermon to Preach." And the editor of this volume, a famous preacher, said, "Dr. Knecht, would you give the sermon that you would preach if it were going to be your last sermon?" And if you look at this collection by the way, you will see that these preachers clearly pulled out the best sermons that they had ever preached, including him. Glen Knecht, however, pulled out his next Sunday's sermon. He discussed this and prayed over it and talked with his staff and he said, "Well, I guess if that's the sermon that I'm going to preach the next Lord's Day, it better be the last sermon that I'm willing to preach if I'm going to die." It was his sermon on tithing that year. You know, all these glorious sermons on the finished work of Christ and the second coming and the virgin birth, and here's his sermon on stewardship. But what consistency: "I guess if that's the sermon I'm going to preach next Sunday, that better be the sermon I'm prepared to preach if it's the last sermon of my life."
"But what consistency," indeed. That is an apt description of Glen if there ever was one. Not rigidity -- he's not fossilized in his understanding or practice -- but steadfast simplicity in his dedication to Christ and His Word. We are blessed!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 11:08 PM
On January 21, 2010 2:29 AMMary Anomawrote... Hi Valerie, Thanks for including this! I was a member at First Pres in Columbia when Dr. Knecht was there. You truly are blessed! It was he that God used to first draw me into a fascination with Christ. I'm looking for any of his sermons that might be posted on the web--can you help me? I'll e-mail you.
On January 21, 2010 2:31 AMMary Anomawrote... Hi Valerie, Thanks for including this! I was a member at First Pres in Columbia when Dr. Knecht was there. You truly are blessed! It was he that God used to first draw me into a fascination with Christ. I'm looking for any of his sermons that might be posted on the web--can you help me? I'll e-mail you.