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

Kazuyo

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, 20170

 See her website at www.BreastCancer.AgrainOfWheat.org

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RYO

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

 

Mentoring

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, David & Brian has continually encouraged me in living my own journey...


MEL MASUSDA, JACK, & KYLE NORTHWAY                               G(entle)-Men Indeed Bringing humility, wisdom & courage to many Kingdom enterprises- An honor to know them

MEL MASUSDA, JACK, & KYLE NORTHWAY

                              G(entle)-Men Indeed

Bringing humility, wisdom & courage to many Kingdom enterprises- An honor to know them

"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

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BRYAN THOMPSON (YMP) - Theology student, Small Group Leader, Athlete, Married (to Abby). Living in Chicago doing Pastoral work- and now proud Papa to Lillian

                                                                                          BRENT GEORGE

                                                                                         


All things considered I echo the words of Lou Gehrig...

"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth..."

 

"Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!"