Sunday, April 8, 2012

Holy Week

I as an individual have gone through this holy week in a whole new light. I felt the hurt of Christ's death on Good Friday in a way that was more real than ever before. The son of God crucified on a cross where he breathed his last. The pain God must have felt in his son's treatment and sacrifice. Now today (Easter) a celebration of the resurrection. The promise that for Christ's sacrifice, we all can be saved. Knowing that my son is with God's son has brought me a degree of peace as this lenten season draws to a close. HE IS RISEN ! RISEN INDEED! HALLELUJAH !

Monday, February 6, 2012

Matthew 6 verse 34

"so don't worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will bring it's own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today."
This was a verse that was very important to Kyle. We had it read at his funeral. I didn't really get it until recently. For me, I interpreted that previously to mean that god will only dish out what we can handle. I have struggled with that verse since Kyle's death. Under my old interpretation it was tough because it seems as though God has given me and my family and insurmountable task. It was Saturday when we attended the Rock and Worship Roadshow in honor of Kyle that it finally came to me. Today as we mourn his death on his 18th birthday, I decided to share this with whoever reads his blog. I realized the meaning of this verse is not "God only gives me what I can handle." The TRUE meaning to me is that ANYTHING is possible through God. This has lifted my burdens whenever think of this verse. I hope it will lift you up too if you are going through anything difficult.



Monday, August 29, 2011


One word, FAITH. Proverbs 3:5 says "Trust in the LORD with all you heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." What a powerful word that has been for me at this trying time. It can be powerful for you too. I truly believe that without faith, I would be truly lost as I go through this difficult journey. Faith doesn't take all of the pain of life away all of the time. For me to say it does would not be true. Faith can help you through the trying times if you let it in to your heart. There are certainly many different definitions of faith. Right now faith to me is faith in GOD and the promise of eternal life. Faith that Kyle is waiting for us all in heaven and WE WILL see him again. Faith also leads me to me motto through this time. "My life is only a blink compared to eternity with those I love". Please consider the faith that you have and how powerful it is when you sit quitely and really think about it. If you are reading this and don't think that you have any faith, it is not too late. You can discover faith at any point in your life. Through good times or bad.


In case no reader of this blog was aware, Kyle was killed in a tragic car accident on June 5th. Several people said that it would be a shame for this blog to not be kept up. After some deep thought on the matter and with the help of two other admins, Jen and I decided to keep it going. I was "somewhat" blessed with the ability to write (nothing like Kyle was). I will do my best to post as often as worthwhile thoughts come to me. No promises on how often that will be. I do want to thank everyone for otheir continued, love, thoughts, support, and prayers as we as a family and everyone that knew Kyle attempt to get "just a little bit better" everyday.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Prayer of a Worried Man

"My life feels like a whirlpool, LORD. Being tossed this way and that, I do not know where to turn but to You. I am on my knees before you; it's the last place left to fall. I'm worried and don't know what to do.

"Tomorrow's troubles confront me today, and their assaults are relentless. In You I can do anything, that I know, but I feel like a leaf thrown in the wind. My lack of control in this list is bothersome and fear-inducing. In You I can find strength, but I feel like a withering Oak.

"Open my eyes, ears, and heart so that I may follow your will, for going against it is the most treacherous of all terrain. Open doors that you wish opened, and close those that will lead me away from You. I ask for your guidance; let me be the donkey, led on by your reigns.


In Christ,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Prayer Works

I would like to take a moment to share with you an amazing thing called Prayer Works. A ministry of Life 102.5, Prayer Works is a place where you can submit a prayer request (anonymously if you so please). The cool things is that people can send you a message (without seeing your email) saying that they're prayed for you, or to offer encouragement. There is also a button that you can click that will put a star under the prayer request, indication that you've prayed for that person.

Prayer Works is great even if you don't have something for which you need a prayer request. I go on often and read the prayer requests. I say a prayer for them and let them know that I have prayed for them. It's an amazing thing, really, to see people who don't even know each other praying together.

To go to Prayer Works, visit Life 102.5
On the top menu, go to Ministry -> Prayer Works.

God Bless,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC

This last weekend, I went on a trip to New York City. One of our visits was St. Patrick's Cathedral, a beautiful Catholic cathedral. Now I'm not Catholic, but it was an amazing experience.

First of all, the church is beautiful. There are many places to light candles. It's very quiet and respectful. What I first noted was the great atmosphere of faith in the church. I really felt like God was there, listening to everyone who was praying there. It was such an amazing feeling. The second amazing thing i noticed, was that everyone was praying together. Within my group, there were Catholics, Presbyterians, and Lutherans all sitting together and praying. It reminded me that even with everything that's going on around the world, people still come together. There doesn't have to be fighting, arguing, or violence. Sharing a faith in God brings people together, and it's such an amazing event to witness. I believe that I saw Jesus in every one of those people there in that church.

I highly suggest visiting St. Patrick's Cathedral if you're in New York City.
Also, I apologize for not having written in a long time.

God Bless,