Martinsville Speedway Chapel

We Lost Jesus. – Martinsville Speedway Chapel

Have you ever lost someone?   If you’ve ever spent time watching children before, you can immediately relate to that question. As a parent, I always thought that was beyond me. I mean, how do you lose a child, right? Well, with an extremely active six and three year old I’ve learned that, in fact, it…

Froman Family

Heroes in the Shadows

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up? A fireman? An astronaut? Musician? Cowboy? Sports superstar? What were your dreams? I had three. I wanted to be a racecar driver, I wanted to be an artist for Disney and I wanted to have a family. All of my…

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

“You think you are a good person, but you aren’t. You are a horrible person.“ My eyebrows raised as the voice echoed through the bookstore from the next isle over near the children’s books. Kaleb was insistent about looking at a few books on the isle we were on, so there I stood with a…

Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say He Is?

I remember sitting on the white painted, peeling wall of pit road at a short track where local racers were competing one extremely hot summer afternoon. As I sat with the sound of idling engines only feet away from me, another gentleman came and sat on the wall beside me. He was someone I had…

Haitian Hope

When Hope Collides with Desperation

As I stood inside a small tent-like home constructed out of discarded materials on Friday I saw the hopeless eyes of desperation. The home, constructed on a side of the hill along with countless others just out side of Port Au Prince, was hardly large enough to hold the three boys that lived in it,…

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A Greasy Breakfast Tale

As a traveling family with two young children we have had to resign ourselves to the reality that our schedules are meant to be broken. If there is one thing we can continually plan on, it is that our plans will change. While this has the potential to drive us crazy at times, we’ve come…

NASCAR Night of Champions Awards Gala

Remembering Why – NASCAR Night of Champions

On Saturday evening, as I stood behind the podium awaiting my introduction prior to the invocation, I looked across the audience at NASCAR’s Night of Champions Touring Awards attempting to capture mental pictures in my mind as I had been doing all day long. NASCAR’s Night of Champions Touring Awards has always been a special experience…

The Great Santa Debate

The Great Santa Debate

Earlier this week we took the boys to see the jolly man in the big red suit at Bass Pro Shop, one of our annual Christmastime traditions. Throughout our house you will find several ‘tips of the hat’ to Santa Claus, from ornaments and decorations to half a drawer of our entertainment center devoted to fun…

Christmas in November

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet…

It is early November and Christmas is already here. Shopping malls have decked their halls and stores are aglow with Christmas decor and trimmings. Inboxes and mailboxes are overflowing with holiday advertisements and the consumerism of Christmas is pushing forward. Yet, it is not even Thanksgiving.   We haven’t even stuffed our turkeys or tasted our…

It Is Well.

It Is Well.

I want to introduce you to the story of a man named Horatio Spafford (b.1828 – d.1888). Horatio was a well-known, prominent lawyer in the Chicago area in the 1860’s. In 1870 a series of events began to unfold that sent Horatio into the darkest of days. In 1870 the Spafford’s experienced unspeakable tragedy when…