Blog Profile: Benjamin (Ben) F. Gray
Status: married to Liz.
Family: three wonderful children… 2 great sons in law and 1 special daughter in law – 10 outstanding grandchildren.
Focus: everyday people knowing their calling and mission in God. I’m passionate about whatever I’m involved in at anyone time, the kingdom and the nations.
Occupation: leader, speaker, consultant, publisher and author.
Location: Brisbane, South East Queensland. Australia. An Amazing nation!
Hey! Can you make my latté’s hotter? Alas, a small price to pay when living in Queensland, where it is, ‘beautiful one day perfect the next’. You see I get to experience both daily. I’m eager to get my latté, as I am to soak up the creational beauty each day in my small corner of the world: life for me right now is simply amazing! God is good.
Interests: Jesus Christ: my wife Liz: my family; friends; travel; cross–cultural involvement; I love music and a good show; movies; long walks; BBQ’s; reading; all kinds of food and a good wine; a spot of dancing…well not much of that now days; swimming in Queensland long hot summers; fishing, when someone who has a boat takes pity on me; V8 motor sport; cricket and I have been known to play an occasional game of tennis – rusty as…
A Favorite Movie or two: Chariots of Fire; Patriot Games; Hunt for Red October; the Star Wars Series; Pay It Forward; Amazing Grace; Ice Age series… funny as! Baz Luhrmann's epic movie 'Australia' … what an amazing country we have!
Some Favorite Music: Eighties music…some of the best… Third Day; Newsboys; Casting Crowns; Dire Straits; Eagles; James Morrison; Paul Simon – Graceland; Michael W Smith; Chris Tomlin; Powderfinger; Chris Rea; Rowan Keating; some John Farnham. I like various styles including rock, jazz, some classical, the blues if I’m in the mood, even the occasional country rock!
A Favorite Book or two: Knowing God by J. I. Packer… a classic. How Shall We Then Live by Francis Schafer or any book of his… causes you to think deeply; the writings of C.S. Lewis. I love a good biography… have read many; The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard… awakens passion for God. A New Kind of Christian by Brian D. McLaren… enter into the world of Post Modern thinking…
More About Me: Visit my bio page.
About Ben’s Blog:
It will contain thoughts from Ben F. Gray, author of Heaven’s Answer to Earth’s Dilemma and Obtainable Wisdom, and most recently, Discover Your Vocation; founder of the Vocations 4Life International, a life transforming online program that helps people find their 'all-of-life' calling here at www.vocations4life.com.
My blog will contain thoughts about Jesus Christ, Scripture, the Christian life, understanding your vocation… calling and mission; the kingdom and the marketplace; the church and it’s place in society and all creation; prayer; global missions and comments from books, both fiction and non-fiction.
I'll share what I'm learning, reading, developing, teaching and writing. I'll talk about my family and friends and what I’m doing locally, nationally and internationally. I'll read every comment you make to my blog, and wish I could respond more.
Thanks for visiting.
Hey friend before you leave me: follow Jesus. If you don't know Him yet, don't put Him off or push Him away. He's the Sovereign Lord, the source of true peace - the fountain of joy. He is the strength of my heart – He is my closest friend and He can be yours also. Just ask Him!