The name is Bond (cue spy music), Justin Bond. Messiah Connection is run by me along with invaluable input and advice from the very beautiful & talented Elizabeth Bond (my wife). I get to be the husband to a gracious, faithful and loving wife who “surpasses them all” and “works to bring her husband good and not harm all the days of her life” (Proverbs 31). I also get to be the earthly father of four blessed children. My sweet & artistically gifted daughter Braylee (2006), my firstborn son & right hand man Josiah (2008), my second born son Elijah aka Big Baby forever (2013), and the most recent addition to the family as of March 2015 – my third son and HLHS testimony Brighton. We live on our little “shire” just north of Paris….Texas!
I’m a banker by day and a fill in the blank jack of all trades but master of none by night and even more so on the weekends. The primary purpose of this blog is for me to be able to think out loud on electronic paper and get the voices in my head to stop being so noisy. This is my soundboard (though it doesn’t literally make a sound, so maybe silent-board would be more appropriate?) for thoughts on The Holy Scriptures, as well as an eclectic assortment of related literature. These are my personal thoughts and expressions of faith that is drawn out of a background that includes Christian and Jewish theology and tradition. The views expressed on this blog do not in any way relate to those expressed by my employer or other groups of service of which I may have an interest (whew…feels like disclaimer central).
I always welcome a robust two-way dialogue that is respectful in regards to open and honest feedback. I look forward to engaging with views and/or convictions different than my own and consider these opportunities for growth. “As iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another” (Proverbs 27:17). I pray this blog may be a source of inquiry and encouragement to the all body of Messiah.
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15