Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We took our youth to Winterjam this last Sunday night and the 13 year old boy that my wife and I are adopting got to go. It became a very profound night for him, as Tony Nolan shared his story, a story of living in foster care and adoption. J didn't really talk about it, but you could tell by the look on his face during the story that he was deeply affected. I'm glad that he got to see that Children from the system can succeed in life.

Link: Winterjam09


Friday, February 13, 2009

American Diabetes Association: Tour de Cure

I know this one is a bit off from the purpose of this blog, however…

I recently accepted the challenge (with Cyclist for Christ) of cycling in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fund-raising event. The Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in over 80 cities nationwide. The Tour is a ride, not a race; it features different route lengths from a family-friendly 10-mile course to a challenging 100-mile journey. We’re doing the full 100 miles! I have joined thousands of others to pedal in support of the Association's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

I am asking you to help by supporting my fund-raising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of more than 23 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and over 57 million people in the United States with pre-diabetes.

It's fast and easy to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by clicking
HERE to support me.

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight against this deadly disease. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. If you want to do even more to help, please consider joining me in this great event. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.

To go to the Cyclist for Christ page click

More information on the American Diabetes Association, its programs and diabetes in general can be found at the Association's Web site:

For more information on Tour de Cure, please visit