“Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God far away? Jeremiah 23:23
I was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, just about 80 miles north of the Big Apple. My family and I now live in Hyde Park, New York, the former home of Franklin Roosevelt, but I didn't let that stop us from living there. Seriously, it's a real nice town, rich with history. My wife Christine and I have been happily married for 32 years and have seven (yes seven) children, 5 boys and two girls. I am passionate about my relationships, with God and my family, they are the fuel for my creativity and the drive to finish strong.
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My path to wholeness includes me becoming a dad…at first my strongest desire to be a great father was because I wanted to be different than my dad. Now, years later my desire is fueled by knowing it honors and mirrors my heavenly Father’s heart. Below is a short, video made for a sermon series called “Scars” preached by my one of my good friends. He asked me to record my testimony for this series and the video my son and I recorded in about 10 minutes, is honest and open about what I went through. My story is about Father God being near during a horrible time in my life and the great faithfulness in restoring me along the way.
“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14