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pastorsmokeyt

pastorsmokeyt
Date Joined: September 17, 2020
Last Online: April 22, 2021
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: Beginning March 1, 2021 I will no longer be hosting or participating in any swaps. I am stepping away from Swap-bot and I am not sure if I will return or not. Thank you to everyone who Swapped with me. Best Wishes to you all! Smokey

Hello my name is Smokey (yes it is my real name) I live in Wisconsin with my amazing wife where I am the Pastor of a non-denominational church. We are blessed with two grown daughters and two cats Callie Cat and Rue.

I have been collecting stamps for about five years now and I really enjoy it. I collect all kinds of stamps MNH and used stamps. Here is a list of the stamps that I collect.

  1. Churches
  2. Sheep, Frogs, Giraffes
  3. Comics/ Cartoons/ Super Heroes
  4. King George VI
  5. Odd and Unusual stamps ( odd shape or material)
  6. Great Britain (all years)

I also collect covers. I like learning about other countries and the people who live there. I look forward to swapping with you. Blessings, Smokey

Favorite Movies

I am a sci-fi fan and love both Star Trek and Star wars. ( I love Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine) X-Men and all super hero movies are also a favorite of mine. I also enjoy watching comedies and historical movies. Brave heart, Casablanca, Luther, and The American President are among my favorites.

We have a large DVD collection and one of our favorite things to do on the week ends is to have a "movie marathon" where we watch several movies with the same theme or actors.

Favorite Television

Frasier and MASH are my two all time favorite television shows of all time. I watch one or the other everyday.Star-Trek the next generation is also a top five on my list with Sir Patrick Stewart being my favorite Actor.

Post Card Likes

One of my goals for joining this group is to begin a
collection of post cards. I am pretty open about the
type of post cards I wish to receive but I thought I would include a list of topics that peek my interest.

  1. History... I love History and would love to learn more about the history of the town, state, or country in which you live.

  2. Churches...I love old church's especially one's
    that have a story or history.

  3. Great Britain...I love all things British so anything dealing with Great Britain is a win.

  4. Animals... I like Frogs, Sheep, Rabbits, and
    any animal with a long neck like llamas, giraffes, or giant tortoises. Also Funny Animals are great.

    Those are my top 4 but like I said in the beginning I am open to other topics as well.

    All I ask is that each item is clean, family friendly, and in good taste. Thank you.

Where I Live

I was born and raised in Oklahoma but moved to Wisconsin 7 years ago. My wife and I live in a small town of about 1,600 people in western Wisconsin. Interesting facts about our town is that
we are home to many dairy farms and some of the world's best cheese is produced right here.

We are a quiet town with no stop lights and only two gas stations. It is the kind of town where everybody knows everybody else and will most people will go out of their way to lend you a helping hand if you need it.

The winters are LONG and cold here and we get a lot of snow but there is a quiet beauty in going outside after a fresh snow has falling, Sometimes all noise stops and it feels as if the world is at peace.

We also have some of the best springs, summers, and falls there are. The trees in the fall are absolutely breath taking.

It is safe to say that I love our little town and would not want to live anywhere else.

My Faith

As I said in the "about me" section I am a Pastor. I pastor a non-denominational church in our town. I was born-again when I was seven years old. I was called to preach when I was 13 and begin pastoring my first church at age 19.

I love being a pastor, Preaching is my favorite thing in the world to do. I am humbled and honored to be used by God to preach his word.

I am so proud to be a Christian!!!! Jesus is my savior and my only hope!

I am not perfect, non of us are. I am a sinner and I make mistakes but my sin is forgiven and I try to live each day as the Lord would have me to live.

I believe that our greatest testimony is not just the words we speak but in the life we live, how we act each day. Are we loving people, ALL people like Jesus? That is what builds relationships, honors God and has lasting effects on our world.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

Things I don't like

Things I don't like:

  1. Snakes (I have a healthy fear of them) lol

  2. Clowns

  3. Anything bunched together such as a field of clover, etc.

Please make sure items are clean and are in good taste. (family friendly)

Pen Pal

If you would like to become a Pen Pal and from reading my profile think I would make a good one (either letters or post cards) please leave me a message.

Asperger's

I Have Asperger's syndrome (AS) it is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by social impairment, communication difficulties, and restrictive, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.

A huge part of my disorder is EXTREME Anxiety. My Anxiety presents in different ways sometimes I rub my hands or scratch or move my leg, other times I over compensate by being funny and loud and other times I am paralyzed by my thoughts, this has affected every area of my life.

I do not pick up on social cues as the rest of the world does, while it is easy for you to know when others are happy, angry, or sad and how to respond to those situations for me

understanding others is like trying to understand the greatest mysteries of the universe. Please note that those of us who have Asperger’s are not mentally slow in fact in most cases our IQ’s are extremely high. This means while I may be a genius on some level I can’t make and sustain relationships easy or preform simple tasks that require eye hand coordination such as tying my shoes.

The Symbol for autism is the puzzle piece that is so appropriate because only now are all the pieces of my life beginning to come together and make sense. I have an AMAZING Wife who supports me and prays for me, without her I could not face each day and I have an AWESOME savior who is bigger than Asperger’s and through everything still uses me to preach the Gospel.

You may say Asperger's? aren't you a pastor? How is that possible? Yes, relationships are difficult but God has given me the tools I need to follow him and lead the church that I pastor. He has also given me a wife who loves me just as I am, understands me and helps me to understand the world around me. Next to salvation my wife and my daughters are the greatest gifts in my life.

I am excited about being a part of swap-bot because it is going to allow me to interact with people in a way that I never have.

Ratings

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Comment: nice stamps !
Savannah76 rated for Wildlife Animal Postcard (Edited) on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Smokey for your Leopard PC! 10 days ago, we have had -11°C (12,2°F) and know we have 17°C (62,6°F) , amazing :)
hihaze rated for Disney PC Swap #16 on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Little Mermaid postcard. I hope you are doing well, take care.
TabbyJay rated for Disney PC Swap #16 on Feb 14, 2021
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Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely christmasstamps !!! Greetings
Carrii rated for Postage Stamp Swap #5 on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: Fantastic!!
nanadiana rated for Wildlife Animal Postcard (Edited) on Feb 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Tiger postcard. Your small town is about twice as big as the town I grew up in in Montana. My husband and I also have two grown daughters and just adopted 2 kittens. Take care and thanks again! :)
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Comment: Thanks very much for that great black and white dog card. Love that stippled sketch. It's great! Wonderful hearing from you. All the best! Cathy/Writercat
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Comment: We had a dusting of snow in the mountains and some flakes so small in the foothills you could barely see them. But it was 67 on Tues and 58 Wed, so there was no chance of anything sticking down here even if it did snow. Now we are in the 30's!
CheyanneB rated for WIYM: Unique PC #4 on Jan 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much! That is a cool postcard!! My boys were excited to see the bear picture too :)
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Comment: Thank you for your kind words. I hope you and your family remain safe.
duskmite rated for WIYM: Unique PC #4 on Jan 25, 2021
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Comment: I love the dragon PC, thank you! All the best :)
CraftyShana76 rated for Bible Verse PC Swap 2 on Jan 19, 2021
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Comment: Loved the PC and verse. TYVM!
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Comment: Thanks for the rabbit card!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Fox postcard and telling me a bit about you. :-) I also enjoyed the vintage stamp you chose.
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Comment: Wow, 200 pops, I have about 25, I just ordered a bunch and I can't wait for them to come. I am so excited about my Selena one
Response: It's now like 220 lol as my wife and I just bought some new ones over the weekend and I ordered some more yesterday. I am really enjoying the add Icon pops. We just bought Mr. Peanut and Slush puppie.
heidiblooms rated for Postage Stamp Swap #4 on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you SO much for all of the beautiful stamps and the first day of issue envelope! I love all of them, thank you again!!
Response: I am so glad the stamps arrived to you safely and that you are enjoying them. Have a great day!
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PegOGood rated for Bible Verse PC Swap 2 on Dec 31, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Happy New Year
klover rated for It's The 50 Post Stamp Swap on Dec 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of stamps.

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Comments

Jeanb217 on Oct 14, 2020:

Hi,

I live in Colorado. We have a cabin near Estes Park, Colorado, which is involved in the wildfires. The cabin is a vacation home. We had to go up to empty our personal items because the wildfires are very near our property. We finally managed to get most of our stuff out. This is good because there were bad winds in the mountains. So far, we haven't lost our cabin, but please keep us in your thoughts. Jeannie Blender

Jeannie Blender

mcovey on Oct 11, 2020:

Leave a comment swap! Hello from the great state of Virginia! Hope you are having a blessed day!

bluecrayons on Oct 8, 2020:

eave a comment.

“Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where you’re headed”

cynaemon on Oct 8, 2020:

“ All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. ” Gandalf J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)

For "Leave a comment" - a quote from my favorite author. Hope you are staying safe. Have a great day. Cynaemon

amanda1334 on Oct 8, 2020:

Hi! This is for the "Leave a Comment" Swap. Here is one of my favorite quotes

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

Hope you have a great day :)

Amanda (amanda1334) Leave a Comment Swap

majork29 on Oct 6, 2020:

Good day!!! This is for the Leave a Comment swap.

I love this type of swap as it allows me to check out other members pages.

Nevi2018 on Oct 6, 2020:

Hello

Leave A comment Swap

Good Morning.

I think it is so neat that you are a pastor!! It is 6.23 Am CDT and I hope you have a fantastic day filled with Joy and love. and I will in invite you the my Christian Group!! Have a Nice day!!

Hope M.

cherlita on Oct 6, 2020:

Swap Name: Leave a comment

Hello! How are you? I hope you are having a wonderful day. In this difficult times, I wish you to stay happy, healthy, sane, and safe!

Cherlita

pammie on Sep 27, 2020:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1 Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap#2

SunTradeToo on Sep 25, 2020:

The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name. Zechariah 14:9 Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

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