Stuart Douglas Smith

Stuart D. Smith

Born: June 23 in Illinois, USA

Favorite Foods

  • Pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions
  • Bibimbap with bulgogi
  • Chicago style Italian beef sandwich (dipped)

Hobbies

  • Scuba diving
  • Woodworking
  • Computers

Favorite Quotations

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street."
            —Stephen Hawking

Favorite Hymns

Favorite Bible Passage

John 3: 16-17.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

The Bridge Builder

by Will Allen Dromgoole

An old man, going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast, and deep, and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned, when safe on the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim, near,
"You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way;
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide—
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?"

The builder lifted his old gray head:
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today
A youth, whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm, that has been naught to me,
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him."