Hi, I’m Scott. Welcome to my site.
My personal detailed biography is below, but just for fun, I thought I would give you a few quick things you might not know about me:
- Number one in my life is my faith in Jesus as the Christ.
- I’ve been a practicing photographer for 20+ years.
- My wife and I use to live in a Greyhound Bus (really).
- I received an FAA Pilot and FCC Ham Radio License.
- I have an Undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters in Theology.
- My son, has two sons, William and Luke, making me a granddad at 35.
- I have 10 nieces and nephews (but only one sibling).
The short of it is this: I have been on staff with Cornerstone Church in Auburn since 2008 and am currently serving as their Business Administrator. I received my undergraduate degree in Accounting from UAB and a Masters in Theology from Liberty University. My wife Deborah and I have been married for almost 20 years now, and we now reside among the Loveliest Village on the Plains, Auburn, AL. In addition to being the Business Administrator at Cornerstone, I’m also a YouVersion.com support rep, a student of theology, poetry, writing, photography, and all around Internet junkie. Most days you can find me online around Twitter and Facebook.
Our stories are all different, made up of experiences, trials, failures, and victories. This is my story, in part, about my life in Auburn, AL or where ever else God leads me. My passion is for my faith, Deb and my family, the continual process of learning, and my photography (see my Gallery or Stories page, or Flickr, Instagr.am, and sometimes 500px). I have spent time working in the Airline industry, for Southwest Airlines, the software and technology industry, and owned my own business for almost 15 years.
Right now I am (disclaimer), among other things, the Business Administrator at Cornerstone Church in Auburn, AL, and I’m on the YouVersion.com Bible app Web & Mobile Support Team. After receiving my first M.A. in Theology, I continued my seminary work at Liberty University studying theology, philosophy, and apologetics in their M.Div program, though I’m now taking a much needed break.
I enjoy the art of knowledge, music, poetry, reading, sports, photography, social networking, and all aspects of the tech world. It’s hard to put into words what God has done in and with my life, what all I have done and have yet to do, but collectively this site is my honest look at life over the past 10 years or so. As much as anything else here on this site, I hope it is an honest look at what I call life from my vantage point.
About This Site and Contact Info
If you would like to contact me for any reason you can start with sending me an email at scott.fillmer [at] gmail but you can also find my contact information at the top of my resume. As far as this, my Internet home goes, I have broken the content up into four categorical parts, Faith, Photography, a Journal, and Technology because they represent the four areas of my life. I then have other areas, such as my “Asides,” an area to post non-related articles, and section called Sidenotes, which are short clips and quotes. You can always see a full sitemap as well for more details.
I have spent about 10 years developing these 6 category areas above into specific and unique content, and in the process have created a set of almost 5,000 unique tags, thousands of images, and countless links to other sites. Along with these categories, I have also developed an organized set of about 20 static pages, into several page categories like this “About” section below, the Miscellanies section, and a new Lists section with. One of these unique pages is a writing section, which is my more academic writing with slightly less formal writing under the lbts tag. [see also about.me for social networking sites.]
Other Interesting Aspects About My Site
- About my Photography
I’ve been a photographer for twenty years now. I Studied at UAB from 1994-96 and started shooting with actual film. My love for photography comes from our ability to capture tiny slices of daily life, frozen forever in time.
- About my Project 365 for 2012
Project 365 has been a goal of mine for years and years, probably long before anyone ever started calling it Project 365 (366 days this year). Starting this year I am going to make the greatest attempt to actually complete this project, starting on November 29 2011 and ending a year later.
- Read My Personal Testimony
This is my personal testimony of my faith in Jesus Christ, and how it has progressed through my life from beginning to current day. Every believer in Jesus Christ has this personal testimony, I just realized that few of us ever write it down.
- My Formal Resume (also available on PDF)
Here it is, my formal resume or CV if you like. I’ve never loved the thought of a formal resume, mainly because it’s a narrow view of a person. I believe a person is more than what is presented on their resume, not less, unless of course they weren’t truthful when they wrote the resume.
- My Miscellanies As I have tried to organize my site into coherent sections, and then the various pieces of information that belong in their own group, some things just don’t have a proper spot, they are Miscellanies.
- My List of Lists I love lists, of all different kids. Over time, I have created enough lists, to have a list of my lists, that’s what this is. I know it sounds a little crazy, maybe it is.
- A Note on the Meaning of Faith and Truth
A short manifesto of sorts on absolute truth and the troubles of faith in our world today. This section of my blog deals with those truths that I hold as self evident in Jesus Christ by nature of my own existence on this earth, by observation of a created being.
If you have a blog, send it over my way in the comment below, I would love to check it out as well. Besides, who knows, it might end up on my Blogroll List.
-updated July 2012