Family and Kids

He has a gift and it must be from God because it didn’t come from us :-)

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Emily is an RN and we are Proud of her

by Steve Ray on March 23, 2015

Our daughter Emily worked hard for this card. It says RN which stands for Registered Nurse.

She graduated this year, passed the licensing exam with flying colors and just received this card today.

Her mother and I could not be prouder and the people she cares for are the luckiest in the world to have this tenderhearted and loving young woman caring for them.

Congrats Emily!

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Abraham Footprints DVD Premier Showings

by Steve Ray on March 20, 2015

Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Abraham, Father of Faith & Works is now for sale

We have had a great time this week showing it to very different audiences — and to rousing applause and rave reviews. 

First, we showed it to the wonderful Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at their convent in Ann Arbor Michigan. I was fun to watch the Sisters watch the movie. They are so delightful, fun, free and happy in the Lord. They laughed at all the right places and thanked us for sharing it with them.

Thanks to Mother Assumpta Long and Sister Joseph Andrew and Sister Gemma for inviting and arranging the special showing in their theatre.

Independence Village of Plymouth Michigan

Last night we showed the movie again to an alert and excited group of seniors at my mother’s Assisted Living Retirement home in Plymouth Michigan. Lots of people from local churches and family members joined us.

My mother was so proud that her little boy had become a Bible teacher and movie maker to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. I thanked her publicly for the way she raised me and for her unflappable faith in Jesus Christ and the Scriptures. 

My family with my Mom in front on the right

She raised me from the beginner to love Jesus and the Bible and at 93 years old she was delighted to sit with her friends and family and see the results of her efforts. Thanks Mom!

My family all came to see the movie for the first time too. We celebrated with champaign after the showing — thanks Bob and Myra!

This movie is full of apologetics, biblical history, humor along with beautiful video footage and artwork.

Great for families, parishes, schools and Bible studies. Enjoy. Thank you Lord for all your goodness, for your plan of salvation and for letting me share it with the world.

 

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Abortion: High Schooler Asks; My Daughter-in-Law Answers – Brilliantly and Compassionately

March 10, 2015

A few days ago a high school girl wrote to ask me questions about abortion. She was writing a paper and wanted to “interview” me on the topic. I was busy jumping planes and giving talks so my daughter-in-law Anna graciously — and brilliantly — answered the young lady for me. I think you will [...]

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Marriage in Heaven? Will We Know and Love Our Spouses in Heaven?

February 19, 2015

My dad died almost two years ago. Mom misses Dad and was discouraged about Mark 12:25 which her paraphrased Living Bible improperly rendered “will no be married” in heaven. I wrote the following to comfort my Mom. Mom, I know it is important to you since Dad’s death as you look forward to eternity and [...]

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Tears Singing Good Ole Baptist Hymns

February 10, 2015

The old Baptist hymns still stir me and bring tears to my eyes. They take me back to my childhood when the family would dress up, us kids in our little suits with cheesy ties and short-legged pants. Dad would always give us candy during the service and put his arm around us while tickling [...]

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What Grandkids Do at Night

February 6, 2015

Caught them!  Our grandkids prowling around at night. My son Jesse had his camera ready! This is 2 1/2 year-old Joey and his 1 year old brother Johnny. The expression on little Johnny’s face as he looks – up watching his brother from inside the fridge is just too cute!  

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My 60th Birthday and Touring Upper Galilee

December 29, 2014

When you turn 60 you have to do some soul searching. At best, with good health I have 20 good years ahead of me. What will I do with them? How will I best use my last good 20 years? Here is my list of priorities: 1) to serve my Lord Jesus to the best [...]

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Families are Cool! An Evening with Grandkids and our Piano Prodigy

December 17, 2014

Last night we took dinner over to my son Jesse’s house. Anna is our daughter-in-law who is a most remarkable mother. No TV in this home but lots of books and fun. I couldn’t help but make a short video of our evening together along with some excerpts of my grandson Joshua’s piano playing. The [...]

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Steve Ray’s Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family & Friends: Getting Ready for Christmas :-)

December 15, 2014

Joint us on a pilgrimage. Visit FootprintsOfGod.com. Today I was on Relevant Radio with John Harper discussing my Six Rules for dealing with family and friends who disagree with us, oppose us, want to argue and are against the Catholic Church and our morals. For my Catholic Answers show two months ago on this, click here. [...]

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Today I Have Been Married to Janet for 38 Years

December 4, 2014

It was the best thing I ever did — marrying that girl! I couldn’t have found a better friend, partner, lover, or mother for our children. I thank God for her. I have always written her parents on our anniversary to thank them for letting me marry their incredible daughter. She reminds me of the [...]

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Our Daughter’s Wedding was Beautiful and Emotional – Pictures and Video

September 15, 2014

Beautiful, artistic pictures of my daughter’s wedding HERE I knew I would cry and I did. My daughter loved it and laughed at me affectionately. When I walked her down the isle it was a bit surreal. My grandson Josh played the piano and all my kids were there in their fine wedding clothes watching [...]

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My Baby Girl Gets Married Today; Already have Tears Thinking of Walking her Down the Isle.

September 13, 2014

Emily is a sweetheart and I thank God that he gave me this beautiful and lovely girl to raise. Now she will let go of my hand to hold that of another man. Sean Regan is his name and he is one lucky man. Janet and I are listening to Daddy-Daughter songs deciding which one [...]

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My Grandson Josh Plays Pachabel – this kid is amazing

September 13, 2014

We don’t know where he got this talent – a gift from God – because I don’t have any musical talent! But from a young age he fell in love with piano and now plays with amazing beauty and grace.

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My 11-Year Old Grandson Joshua Ray Playing Piano at Mass Today!

August 17, 2014

We were very proud of Joshua. He has a gift from God and loves to share it. He also does concerts for Retirement Homes and the elderly people love him. Enjoy!

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Where is Ronald Reagan When We Need Him? Why I Felt Pain at the National Anthem. May My Grandchildren Still Celebrate the 4th in Liberty When They are My Age!

July 4, 2014

(Watch Reagan video below) Not long ago we were on a boat sailing across the Sea of Galilee. The captain raised the United States flag and played the national anthem. My heart was ripped in half. I love my country, but I no longer love my country. Let me explain. When I pull out my [...]

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