Blog Post #1: Introduction to “The Spiritual Life”

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Welcome to “The Spiritual Life Series” Blog. This is an invitation for us to join together as we share the subject of the “Spiritual Life Series”. Before doing so, let me introduce myself. My name is Myron Kliewer, I was born in a small town in the middle of America, Hillsboro Kansas. A small town with a population of only 3,000. My father was a dairy farmer and I was the oldest of four children. Being raised by Godly parents, in a rural community, and surrounded by people with a good work ethic allowed me to learn responsibility early in life.

My early education started in a one-room schoolhouse, at the age of 11 my father bought a farm on the edge of town, which meant me going to the city grade school and high school. During this time in my life, I found a desire to want to be among those who could be assured of salvation. This led me to my first step towards God. It was during summer daily vacation Bible School, a time when I prayed with my teacher to receive Christ as my savior. Later I was baptized and became a member of the local church. During my years of education, I loved sports, more than the classroom, and was no more than an average-grade student. During these years, not to my choosing, I was elected to be a youth leader at Church and senior class president in High School.

After graduating from High School, I didn’t have a clear direction in life. I went to a private college for one semester, long enough to know I didn’t want to study for something I had no interest in learning. I then decided to enlist to do my Government service. I was a CO (conscience objector) so served in a government-appointed hospital in Minneapolis Minn. for the next 4 years. I worked as a hospital driver for three years and a night maintenance engineer for one year.

During these years I enjoyed getting to know and learn how to work with many different people. My job as a hospital driver kept me in contact with many different hospital personnel during the day. Working the night shift meant being alone most of the night. During this time, I had a lot of time to stop and think. One thing kept coming up time and time again, I found myself wanting more in my Christian life, and I didn’t know what it was. It was during these years that I stumbled across something that changed my life forever. I’ll share more in my next posting.

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