A Small Town Too Big For Me

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There are two kinds of people in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and its surrounding area: those who know Gerry Hobart and those who will know Gerry Hobart.

Gerry Hobart is my grandfather, and the following two stories about him merely serve as illustrations to my first point.

When I was approximately seven years old, as I seem to be whenever I attempt to recall an early childhood memory, I was at the local Food City (the old gray one that had sloping and humped floors, which was torn down also when I was approximately seven) with my mother. A kindly woman engaged me in conversation at the check-out line while my mother kept a watchful eye. She asked me what my favorite subject was in school and other such questions you ask a child. She remarked to me, but mostly to my mom, that we looked familiar. My mom shared her name…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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