A Bit About Ted Griffith

Just a little bit about me and who I am. First of all, I am a born again Christian. This is so much more than just what I believe,ย it describes the very essence of who I am and how I view the world around me.ย I have encountered many people in many places who, when asked, claim the name of being a Christian. After talking to some of these people, I realize that what I believe a Christian to be differs from what they believe. This causes me to ask, “What does it mean to be a Christian?”. What follows is my attempt to clarify what being a Christian means to me.

I believe in the One, eternal, Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I believe in Almighty God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord. I believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,and born of the virgin Mary. I believe that He was tempted in all ways and lived a sinless life. Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell and, on the third day, He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe that I am a sinner in need of a savior. Jesus died for my sins and, through His resurrection, it is possible for me to be saved from eternal damnation and punishment in hell. I believe that I am saved by grace alone, through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. There is no other way for salvation.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, who has been sent by God the Father in Jesus’ name to help, instruct, and empower. He is the voice and power of God in and through people today.

This statement of faith has been distilled to the point of irreducible complexity. If anything is removed, then the beliefs stated fall apart. It cannot be made simpler without the destruction of the whole.

I am happily married to my bride of 33 years, and we have two grown children, a girl and a boy, and 2 grandchildren.

After 21 years, I retired from the Colorado State Patrol and became a certified financial counselor. In 2013 we sold our home and bought a motor home. It has been an interesting, to say the least.

 

Caution: You may find typos in my blog or in my comments. My brain often exceeds my finger when typing and they are left to fend for themselves. I apologize in advance for any distress this causes.

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19 Responses to A Bit About Ted Griffith

  1. aj vosse says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog… I’ll follow your’s too… could I include your blog on my roll?

    Cheers for now,
    AJ

  2. Eden says:

    Hello Ted,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and the kind comments. Blessings,
    Eden

  3. Hallysann says:

    Hi there, I’m on a return visit and I like what I see. I’ll stop by again.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ted, you and I are evidently in the same boat when it comes to photographic skills and equipment. I *did* actually save up for a long time and invest in a substantial DSLR/lens combo–all very nice–but reverted entirely to my point-and-shoot when I discovered that (a) the aforementioned are just too annoyingly heavy and bulky for hauling around any length, and (b) I’m too ignorant to properly take advantage of all the bells and whistles on the big camera/lens, and most especially (c) my little pocket camera takes much *better* macro–which, like you, I love.

    Your work is attractive and strong enough that I suggest you do some research on micro-stock websites (i.e., Shutterstock), where they buy and sell photography for commercial purposes. They offer great free tutorials, and if you build up confidence enough you might even enjoy submitting your work for possible inclusion in their catalogs–not, as you say, a way to make real money, but as affirmation and hey, some pocket change! AND a way to share your work further. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’ll “see” you here again!

  5. aj vosse says:

    You OK Ted? Long time no hear!
    God bless… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. You prove that you don’t need the latest and greatest DSLR to take fantastic photos, Ted. You do great work, and thanks so much for sharing.

  7. You do really well with your camera (from what I’ve seen so far). After all, it’s the skill, not the camera ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have Painter Essentials 4, too. but haven’t quite figured it out yet. Might have to ask you for a lession or two if I ever take the time again to play with it more.

  8. kanniduba says:

    Ted, I am not sure how I have not stumbled across your blog before now…it looks like we run in some of the same circles. ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful photos!! I will be visiting again now that I have found you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Roberta says:

    Hi Ted, I came across your blog this evening..I too have learned a lot from making mistakes. Well that’s true (in life) but I am talking about photography.. Lol!Thank you for joining me at http://inotherwordsandpictures.wordpress.com I am thankful for each day I wake up and have an opportunity to see the beauty of our world and view all of the many photos posted. May I include you on my blogroll too?

  10. Hi, Ted! I got Richard to go in and work on some Widget Fun and as of this afternoon I was finally able to subscribe to his blog via email (clearly marked on his homepage), so you should be able to do the same and/or make comments there now. Let me know if you still can’t access the connections!
    Kathryn

  11. Theresa says:

    Hell0,
    I was in FL this past week. I purchased a pencil sketch. I think that is what it would be called. It has Ted Griffith 1982. It is so nice. The picture is of a barn and pasture (5×7). Could this be some of your art? If so could you tell me something about it?

    Thank you so very much for your time.
    Theresa
    in Ohio

    • tedgriffith says:

      Hi Theresa. No, I can’t help you with the image you purchased. I have only recently started to diplay (and sell) my work, and it is all photography based, either actual photographs or art created from photographs. Thank you for you interest and I hope that you are able to trace the artist of your image.

  12. diggingher says:

    I have begun to explore the world with a camera recently and found how much I enjoy it. I am taking a digital photo course sponsored by the Appalachian mountain club next weekend…very excited. Looking forward to exploring you blog. I am a Spirit filled follower of our Lord Jesus. Nice to meet you brother.

  13. Love your work, Mr. Griffith. We seem to have similar interests and the same wonderful Lord and Saviour.

  14. bulldogsturf says:

    I much appreciate the visit to my blog and the follow, I will certainly be following you.
    Like you I only own the Fujifilm HS10 but enjoy my amateur clicking.. Like to learn and would love the Canons or Others but just way beyond my pocket… enjoy..

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