Five years ago I lost my Voice.
Diagnoses: paralyzed vocal cord flap (idiopathic = cause unknown).
After 8 procedures, my family decided to give me another voice for Christmas - this site.
My work is to find this new voice and to speak words of truth & grace.
Here are those who keep inspiring me...
Merry Christmas Dad!
"We hope you take this website and turn it into something amazing. We believe in your natural talent as a writer and speaker and hope you are able to share it with the world. We love you Dad!"
- Soh & Pinky
My wife, in her 7 years of battling breast cancer, continued to inspire me - and many - in the ways she served God and others. The storms came, but she built her life on "the Rock" - and having done so, she stands. (Kathy headed for home with a "Happy Farewell" on January 2, 2017)
Our elder son, Ryo, continues to encourge me with his creative writings of songs & stories - and with his BBQ
Now touring the country with his band & leading music at the Captain's Wheel
A divergent group of creative young (and older) men are rocking their worlds (in more ways than one). Each has allowed me into their lives where we've worked on the next steps in being apprentices of Jesus, the Master - building their lives on 'the Rock'. Being on the journey with Kyle, Mel, Cliff, Eduardo,Greg, Brian &Brent has continually encouraged me in living my own journey...
"You can teach an old dog new tricks"
CLIFFORD YOUNG, JR ("Belt-Loops") - Soul & Jazz Man, Worship Leader with Living Sacrifice. Recently toured China. Counselor (MFC) and Pastor at New Hope Christian Center
EDUARDO PEREZ - Political Science, History, Philosophy. Debate team - Scholarship to UCSB Loves Soccer, Sinatra, Dylan, Nas, Chance the Rapper , homemade tamales. Voracious reader - Gentle Soul
BRYAN THOMPSON (YMP) - Theology student, Small Group Leader, Athlete, Married (to Abby). Living in Chicago doing Pastoral work- and now proud Papa to Lillian