You and I are allowed to spend a limited time on this little blue planet; therefore, I believe we should do everything we can to squeeze the most life out of each day God gives us.
In pursuit of that yearning, back in the 1990s I started writing a weekly newspaper column designed to help the discouraged, distracted and
disillusioned discover and develop real meaning and purpose in life. I continue to read, research, and write with the same goal in mind.
The column (and this blog you are now reading) is called “You’re Something Special.” It is published in several papers and read by thousands every week. On the blog I often post additional articles and thoughts that I hope will help you get the most out of your life.
I grew up in a parsonage, have been a missionary, pastor, author, publisher and more. My viewpoints are unapologetically Christian based.
For those who want to know more – here is some personal stuff about yours truly:
For over 52 years my wife and I went on a variety of adventures – from being missionaries in Zambia for 7-years to house sitting on an elegant estate in Point Loma (San Diego) California for 9 months.
Though I barely graduated from High School in 1961, I fell in love with education and have three earned degrees. But mostly I love to self-educate. I read voraciously, have been to uncountable seminars and training sessions, and I love to join discussion groups on almost any subject.
As the years go by, I have never stopped learning. It is clear to me that the more you know; the more you know you don’t know. (I think it was Aristotle who first said that.)
Besides a variety of interesting adventures over the years, I have also endured a few not-so-significant achievements, many of which I have subjugated to the land of forgotten screw-ups. I have been fired from jobs, missed some great opportunities, made bad investments, and started businesses that failed. I have also disappointed friends and loved ones with unwise words, foolish ventures, and dim-witted decisions.
But through it all I knew one thing, I was here for a reason and by golly I was going to fulfill my destiny. It did not matter to me how far I would have to travel, how many books I would have to read, classes I would have to take, or how many mistakes I would have to make. I had a mission to accomplish, even if at times I didn’t know what that mission was.
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And the pilgrimage continues; I’m still striving toward that end.
That is why I write “You’re Something Special.”
I write it for you … and for me … to help us both on our quest for meaning and purpose in life.
What I write about!
Here are some links to three blog posts that will give you a feel for the kind of stuff I write.
- Where do you find the God who created you?
- 15 Nasty Negative Things You Do That Keep You Down!
- Six Stupid Things You Think About Yourself
Thanks for stopping by, and remember: You’re Something Special.
Ronald D. S. Ross, B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
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Dr. Ross lives in Loveland, Colorado. He has three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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