As a youngster growing up in the 50’s and 60’s I did not have what you would call a normal, stable life. I spent a lot of time living with 3 different aunt’s and with grand-parents. In between I was in various foster homes and eventually spent my high school years in a children’s home established to help kids in similar unstable family situations. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad life, I loved my relatives and got to live in some pretty cool places. And the children’s home was a great place to be while growing into adulthood.

In between then and now I have traveled a winding path from that somewhat ‘loose ends’ kid to being a great-grandfather who is finding his place as a lay minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In between have been many ups and downs that have contributed to that journey. This blog will be about that journey, but will concentrate on how I apply what I have learned to be the best disciple and lay minister of the gospel that I can be. It is my hope that I can be a vessel of inspiration and encouragement to whoever takes the time to stop by.


End of a career?

Sounds dramatic, but refers to the choice I have made, at 72, to give up running for good. I have been a runner since my late 20’s and have competed in 5K’s up to half-marathons and 15-mile trail races. When I was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease 3 yrs ago I stopped running for a while …

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These photo’s are of some of the crosses that have been made and sold in the past. Eventually there will be a gallery of items that I have made and are offering for sale. There will be a Paypal link so that you can purchase directly from the website.