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The Bullock Family...a web site where Jesus is Lord!

Summer 1998

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"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes." Romans 1:16 (NIV)

A special welcome to those of you arrived from Tom Shanahan's e-mail or links page!

Promise Keepers. Dan went to the PK conference in Detroit in May with three buddies, and had a great time of encouragement, refreshment, and silliness. More.

Anne is five now. She had lots of relatives come to her birthday party, and she got a new bike! More about Anne.

New photos, updated 16 July 98! Promise Keepers, Anne's new bike, Allen the fighter pilot, Dan with his small airplanes, and more. Go to the photos.

A two-year old who eats sushi! It's true. We make sushi at home, and Allen likes it. Actually preferred it to peanut butter & jelly one day. More about Allen.

Adventures with music ministry. We've had some crazy times leading worship singing at church, and seen God work in them. More.

Other Stuff. Our 100th wedding anniversary, the critters who live with us, and how we take the whole family bicycling. Details here.

Hi! Happy Summer! Welcome to Bullock Manor Midwest. We're the Bullocks: Dan, Gaye, Anne, and Allen. We put up this web site for three reasons:
  • To tell you Jesus is our Lord, and why we trust our lives to Him
  • To share the good news of how you can have a relationship with Jesus, be forgiven of everything you've ever done wrong, and live forever!
  • To keep you up to date on what's going on in our lives

Disclaimer: Visiting grandparents, running through the sprinkler, and eating popsicles sure beats doing web site maintenance, so I'm making no promises about updates. Next one maybe, MAYBE, in September.

This page has been visited times. (Those of you who come here are a small but select group--thanks!)

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"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Ro 10:9 (NIV)

What We Believe

There is one God, eternal and unchanging, who exists as a Trinity--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God created us in his image, and loves us and cares about us.

The Bible is the Word of God. It is true and without error as originally written. It is consistent and without contradiction.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. It is a historical fact that he lived, died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead, and will return again in glory.

Personal faith in Jesus is the only way to obtain forgiveness for sins, eternal life, and true, lasting peace and joy.

Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We (Dan and Gaye) each came to a point in our lives when we realized we were sinners in need of salvation. We realized the things of this world didn't satisfy our need for love, intimacy, and peace of mind. We realized we couldn't achieve righteousness by our own effort. So, we accepted God's free gift of forgiveness and salvation by believing in Jesus and surrendering our will to his.
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How To Live Forever

We recommend you read the scripture quotations yourself, in context, in whatever translation you like.

God loves you and has a purpose for your life. He created you to have a relationship with him. No matter what you've done, he loves you and wants the best for you.

" 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' " (Jeremiah 29:11)

We have all sinned against God, however, by seeking our own will instead of his...

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)

...and the penalty for sin is death.

"The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23a)

The good news is that Jesus Christ paid the death penalty for us.

"While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

He now offers us eternal life (salvation from our death penalty) and a restored relationship with God as a free gift.

"...the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23b)

All we have to do is receive the gift by confessing our sins, and by believing that Jesus died for our sins and rose again.

"This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe." (Romans 3:22)

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

"To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." (John 1:12)

"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)

We can't earn God's love. We can't work our way to forgiveness. We can never be good enough to be righteous. We don't have to get our act together first. It's a gift--get it? It's not because of anything we do; it's because God loves us.

"It is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

It's easy, doesn't take any special words, requires no batteries, isn't a secret, doesn't hurt, fade, or wear out, won't break, and no one can take it from you. If you're ready, you can pray something like this: "God, I confess that I've sinned, and I turn away from my sins. I accept your gift of forgiveness and eternal life made possible by Jesus' death and resurrection. I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and I accept him as my Savior and Lord."

If you've just taken this step, please let us know!
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Our Family

Adventures in Music Ministry. We lead the praise and worship singing for our church's singles group. Gaye had been working on a talk to give to the group in late June. In late May, we got a call from the singles paster who runs the group saying he was sick, and could Gaye give her talk that night? We didn't have time to pack the usual amp and speakers and microphones and such, so Dan left his bass at home and just grabbed an extra guitar. When we got there, the overhead projector didn't work. Think we're having fun yet? Here's where we saw the Lord's hand at work. In the guitar case that Dan brought was a set of song sheets, so we passed them out and the singing went just fine. If we hadn't been in a hurry, we wouldn't have had the song sheets, and wouldn't have been able to recover as easily from the broken projector! God's strength truly is made perfect in our weakness. Gaye's talk went well, too; she'll tell you about it in her section below.

We celebrated our 100th anniversary June 10th--we've been married 100 months! (Dan gave Gaye 100 green M-and-M's.) The summer brings out the critters: we have two families of birds at our house, a raccoon that frequents our trash can, a neighbor cat that likes to come visit, at least one rabbit, a chipmunk, and Chuck the groundhog. I think we have mice in the roof again, too.

We've been bicycling as a family recently, having bought a trailer for Dan's bike that carries Allen. When Anne gets tired of riding her bike, or Mommy & Daddy just want to go fast, she can fit in the trailer, too.
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Dan went to Detroit for the Promise Keepers conference May 15. I didn't fly, like I said in our Spring 98 web page--it would have cost too much. I rode in a van with three other guys, great brothers in Christ who are in my weekly accountability group. We sang, we prayed, we listened to speakers who guided and encouraged us to love our wives and families more sacrificially, to be men of prayer and humility, to be accountable to each other, and to grow in our personal relationships with Jesus Christ. It's great to be in such an informal environment, where we can sing as loud as we want, raise our hands, dance, cry, shout, whatever, and not worry about what anyone else thinks. The choir had shirts that say "Real Men Sing Real Loud"--I bought one! Photos!
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Gaye gave a talk to the singles group at our church. Having been single for 14 years after high school she felt qualified to speak. It was entitled "The Comfort of God For Singlehood: Search for Real Love". Funny thing though, while obeying God's prompting in encouraging the singles through sharing the truths she learned as a single, she reminded herself of truths she needed to remember as a married mother! Getting married doesn't change the need for a person to trust the Lord for everything in life! She has a tendency to be way too serious though, so she decided to inject some levity into the talk by inserting a joke she found in an e-mail from one of Dan's old friends, Paul Rice. (Thanks Paul!) Anyway, the talk did go well, so thanks for all your prayers. Other than that, Gaye's life has been a flurry of juggling household responsibilities with playing with the kids, taking Anne and Allen to dance recitals, and dentist appointments, Vacation Bible School and play-dates with little friends, story-time at the library and family fun (like the already-mentioned biking which Gaye is especially glad to get back into!)
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Anne is five now. We had a birthday party with Dan's parents, Gaye's mom, and some cousins. Anne got an art set (various crayons & pencils and the like) and a new bicycle! She likes going biking with the family, and keeps up quite well. She also culminated her year of ballet lessons with a recital where she did some gymnastics and a teddy bear dance (the class sang a song about not wanting to go to bed and did their ballet moves while holding teddy bears). Now she's working her way through a summer program of reading 100 library books in order to get a prize. We're also proud of her new practice of praying her own bedtime prayers, especially because she thinks up her own things to pray about, rather than a reciting a rote prayer.
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Allen eats sushi! We make it at home, and never figured the kids would be interested. One day Allen asked for a bite and announced that he liked it! Recently he ignored a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and filled up on sushi (an entire California roll, for you who are connoisseurs).

Allen has a nine-year-old buddy across the street. This spring we heard him talking to to a friend about Allen, saying, "He's a cool kid!"

He likes to chase Daddy around the yard, and REALLY likes airplanes. When I (Dan) read him a book about airplanes, Allen likes to point at the pictures and say, "I like fly that with you!" I tell him I would like that, and I hope I can take him soon when I go flying.
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Photos from Dan's trip to Promise Keepers!

We were in the March For Jesus

Allen and Daddy on the back step

Allen in a barrel (it was his idea)

Allen shaving himself for the first time

Anne doing ballet moves in the yard

Anne being glamorous on the play gym outside

Anne with her new birthday bike

Gaye & Dan on Gaye's birthday

Anne flying the F-16 at the Air Force Museum

Dan and Allen flying the F-16 simulator at the Air Force Museum*

Dan with a Cessna 172 at Cincinnati Lunken Airport*

Dan flying over southwestern Ohio*

Dan & Gaye with another Cessna before going to Cincinnati for Dan's birthday

*Pictures with asterisk copyright 1998 Frederick A. Bullock.

I apologize for removing previous photos, but I can only stand to do so much web site maintenance...if you have a special request for some you'd like to see again, just let us know.
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About Our Site

This site is a way to share the good news of Jesus, and let you what we've been up to at Bullock Manor Midwest. Everyone's welcome here! We don't advocate or endorse any specific hardware or software; we love you no matter what you use to visit our site!
  • We want our site to be easy to view and fast to download, so it's mostly on one page with HTML tables and only a few graphics.
  • Dan writes all the HTML code himself. He says it's fun. Go figure.
  • The site has been tested in Internet Explorer 3.0 and 2.1, AOL's WWW Browser 1.1, and Netscape Navigator 2.0 on a Macintosh, and Netscape Navigator 3.0 and Internet Explorer 3.0 on an IBM-compatible.
  • Graphics are created by Dan unless noted otherwise, and he has put them in the public domain, so help yourself to them!
  • Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version (R). Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
  • Did you notice we use lower case for "he" and "him" when referring to God or Jesus? This is consistent with most English Bible translations, and is not meant to convey any disrespect.

Thanks for visiting, and may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
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