Family and Kids

My Granddaugher Maria Faustina Ray Receives 1st Communion

May 24, 2012

She also knew exactly what this was all about. The next morning she woke up with, “Can we go to Mass today so I can receive Jesus again today?”

Read the full article →

My Granddaughters Singing a First Communion Song

April 9, 2012

My Grandaughter, Maria Faustina (and my grandson Damian Augustine) both had their first communion on Easter. Maria had been practicing this first communion song and taught it to her 2 year old sister Arabella. This was a spontaneous performance during kitchen cleanup. Enjoy. Song Written by friends Kristie & Bridget Gulock

Read the full article →

My Daughter Charlotte Now Married

March 17, 2012

Wesley & Charlotte Sorrell

Read the full article →

Our Daughter is Getting Married on Friday!

March 13, 2012

He was in uniform on his way to be a medic in Iraq. She was boarding the plane to visit a friend. They noticed each other in the airport and each thought, “Wow, I would like to meet her/him!” By chance they ended up sitting next to each other. Both were very shy and quiet. [...]

Read the full article →

Sent To My Parents Married for 72 Years

January 20, 2012

Dear Mom and Dad: While reading today on a plane 35,000 feet over Texas I was touched deeply by a passage from Scripture. This is not in your Protestant Bible but it is in our Catholic Bible. I thought you’d like it. Sirach 3:12-15 “My son, take care of your father when he is old; [...]

Read the full article →

What are the chances of getting a picture like this?

January 10, 2012

My son Jesse was trying to get five wiggly kids to sit still for a family picture on his iPhone. The timer ran out and the picture snapped — who could have planned the funny result? The fist is swung by new baby Daniel Xavier and the the optical illusion has Elizabeth Bella Rose getting [...]

Read the full article →

New Year’s Resolution: Succeeded and Failed

December 31, 2011

Last Year’s Two Resolutions: 1) Run 1,000 miles and 2) read the Bible thru. Only got 1/2 way thru the Bible – but continuing into 2012! Ran 1,180 miles. Now I start running all over again in 2012. Old men need to stay healthy for God, Church, family and friends. Join me in exercising – [...]

Read the full article →

Tonight Finished Teary-Eyed Reading to the Grandkids

December 23, 2011

We’ve been reading aloud Where the Red Fern Grows to the grandkids. I remember reading it to my own kids. We always write in the cover of the book, date it and sign it. We all had tears in our eyes through the last two chapters, just like I did 20 years ago too. But [...]

Read the full article →

Short Story of the Ray Family Conversion with Pictures

December 18, 2011

I finally decided to write a brief story of our conversion story. It is easy to read in about 15 minutes, about our coming into the Catholic Church. Janet and I converted to the Catholic Church in 1994 but it still seems like yesterday. It has not grown old and we are still thrilled with [...]

Read the full article →

Greetings from Loved Ones Already in Heaven

December 6, 2011

Nice song to comfort those with loved ones already in heaven. Read the comments added below the YouTube Video too.

Read the full article →

Newborn Baby Dies in the Arms, E-mail Tells of God’s Blessing

December 5, 2011

We have friends (sister of an in-law) and her husband who are graduates of Franciscan University in Steubenville. Nine months ago they received happy news that they were “with child” — as it is sometimes stated in Scripture. A few months later an ultrasound showed the baby had congenital abnormalities — she did not have [...]

Read the full article →

Married 35 Years Today, Best Thing I Ever Did! Pictures Then and Now

December 4, 2011

Today Janet and I celebrate 35 years together as man and wife. It flew by so fast. My parents just celebrated 72 years of marriage so we have a ways to go to catch up with them. We will go to the Solanis Casey Center in Detroit for Mass, visit the Detroit Institute of Arts [...]

Read the full article →

Updated Grandkids Picture :-) Count ‘em

November 24, 2011

Another reason I am thankful on Thanksgiving. Here is an updated picture of Janet and I with our grandchildren. Look what we got started 35 years ago. Blessed be God the Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ forever!

Read the full article →

Two New Talks by Steve Ray

October 11, 2011

Two of Steve’s new talks. Both are on audio CD or available as MP3 files to download to computers or iPods and more. Stay tuned for another new talk coming soon: Jesus, the Ultimate Male Role Model. Steve Talks Straight to Teens I was asked to speak for an hour to a group of 800 [...]

Read the full article →

A Happy Daughter

October 9, 2011

A young man named Wes made our daughter Charlotte – and our whole family – very happy today. They set the date for March 16.

Read the full article →

Grandma Talks to Baby Danny with Little Bella Looking On

October 4, 2011

Don’t watch this if you don’t like babies. If you came here to learn more about the Catholic Faith you can skip this 20-second video. But for me, this video shows the result of the Catholic Faith — love and family and joy and generations — sharing the beauty of life with the new ones [...]

Read the full article →