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THESE QUESTIONS HAVE ANSWERS
Put together a quick history of your life.
- Born where, when, to whom?
- What do you remember about age 5, 10, 15, 20?
- How do you feel about you at this moment?
- Is there anything you wish you could do over?
SAMPLE BIO # 1
Philip Bliss became famous, but he died at 38 in a tragic train wreck on December 29, 1876. Philip Bliss is considered by many as the second most famous hymn writer ever.
Born in a log cabin in Pennsylvania on July 9, 1838.
His parents loved to sing.
During the first ten years of his life, he had little schooling, other than his father’s singing and his mother’s teachings.
The Bible became an ever-growing influence in his life.
When Philip was eleven years old he left home to make a living for himself.
He spent the next five years working in logging and lumber camps and sawmills.
At twelve (1850) he made his first public confession of Christ and joined the Baptist Church of Cherry Flats,
In 1851 he became assistant cook in a lumber camp at $9 per month.
Two years later, he was promoted to “log cutter.” The following year he became a sawmill worker.
At seventeen (1855) he went to Bradford City, Pennsylvania and completed final requirements for his teaching credentials.
The next year Philip was the new schoolmaster at Hartsville, New York.
His wife’s grandmother in the summer of 1860 gave him $30 so that he could attend the Normal Academy of Music of New York.
The Bliss’s moved to Chicago in 1864 when Philip was 26.
There he began to conduct musical classes and became widely known as a teacher and a singer.
Also, in 1864 at 26 he was drafted into the Union Army during the Civil War.
Since the war was almost over, the decision was cancelled after two weeks, and he was released.
One summer night in 1869, while passing a revival meeting in a church where D. L. Moody was preaching, he went inside to listen.
(Jesus Loves Even Me is one of my favorites).
One night Philip, weary after many days of hard work in downtown Chicago, sat reflecting on Romans 5:5.
As he reflected and prayed, with tears in his eyes, he took pencil and paper and wrote, “I am so glad that our Father in heaven, Tells of His love in the Book He has given…”
The lyrics and melody of this hymn are still an inspiration to millions.
SAMPLE BIO # 2
Another sample bio: Nick Vujicic
YOUR LIFE HAS MEANING
Oh what a wonder that “Jesus Loves Even Me.”
After considering sample # 1 and # 2 what would you change about where you are right now?
The world is waiting to hear your story.
Your life has meaning.