Everything listed under: Family

  • picture in the picture

    Things are not always what they appear.  I remember some time ago, you could find posters in every mall with pictures that at first glance looked like a bunch of ink blots or random designs, but as you looked closer a picture would appear.  It was a picture in a picture.  Life is not unlike these pictures.  Let me explain.  Yesterday felt like a busy day, I needed to run, to keep up my preparation for my next race, all three cars needed to be washed, and C...

  • Adoption

    A very close couple to Heather and I have four beautiful adopted children, three girls and a boy.  Each child was adopted separate from another country, with very little earthly possessions, or hope for a fulfilling and meaningful future.   This wonderful couple made these children their own.  Each child has all the rights, privileges, protection, provisions and even expectations of someone born into this family.  They will grow up knowing nothing but the ...

  • Today

    This week I had the privilege of meeting with a gentleman that had lost his wife 6 short weeks ago.  I listened as he described the scene of finding his wife unconscious in a chair in the living room.  His life, and the life of his children, changed forever.  His day had started like every other day.  He had taken the kids to school, had a quick conversation over the phone with his wife on the way to work, then on to his job.  Since her death the hardest part, in hi...

  • Family

    On Saturday of this past week I spent the day with my mother and step-father, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and a few others to round out our day, I believe 28 people in total.  We were all together to celebrate my step-fathers 65th birthday.  We are not the typical family nor do we lack in adversity.  But what we are is a blessing from God to each other.  God's idea of family is not black and white, but more of numerous colors and flavors, and I th...