Welcome to My Blog (A Brief Introduction)
Hello, my name’s Eric Gale.
I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, and father of three girls. And because of that last one, I renewed my training in the martial arts and now am a third-degree black belt in Tai Chuan Do Karate.
I’ve had a fascination with truth from an early age- I was always “asking why?” and wanting to know the answer to things.
In high school I wanted to become a pastor and preach/teach the Word of God. While at Messiah College, I rekindled my love of Star Wars (and blog about Star Wars and Faith at TheChristianJedi.com).
When I moved to Maryland in 1997, my wife and I started attending a local church and soon became a member.
My first full-time job in Maryland was working for T. Rowe Price as a registered investment advisor. I had my Series 6, 7, 63, and 65. I trained most of the new hires on investments, taxes, IRAs and more. A few years later, I taught Crown Financial’s Financial Freedom course (more than 5 times) and then Dave Ramey’s Financial Peace University.
5 Smooth Stones
The 5 areas that this blog will cover are Personal Finance, Faith & Evangelism, Family, Fitness(Self-Defense), and Blogging/Online Business.
Each of these areas are part of my portfolio life (thanks to Jeff Goins for introducing this concept to me.). They are all areas in which I find enjoyment and have a passion for. They are the 5 stones that make up the foundation of what I will be writing about.
Why 5 stones?
Most people know the story of David vs. Goliath. Small shepherd boy defeats a 9-foot giant.
Many forget that King Saul at first wanted David to put on his sword and armor. David tried it, but it just didn’t work.
Here is the Biblical account of David and Goliath as found is in 1 Samuel 17.
38 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine (Goliath).
48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him./blockquote>
Let’s Keep In Touch
My hope is that this blog equips you to Face Your Goliaths in your life. I hope that the information strengthens you, inspires you, and motivates you to do something extraordinary with your life.
I’d love to hear from you.
What Goliaths can we slay together?