Family and Kids

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 – [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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!

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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Grandpa’s New Tattoo?

August 15, 2011

Maybe I should get this tattoo, but I’d have to keep moving it down :-)

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“I Wuv Danny!”

August 12, 2011

My son Jesse with little Bella who said of her new brother, “I wuv Danny.” This is grandson number 6, grandchild number 9, with another girl coming in October!

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Our New Grandson! Daniel Xavier Ray with his siblings

August 9, 2011

Bravo Jesse and Anna! Beautiful new baby boy. Our 9th grandchild (one more coming in August :-) Here is a beautiful picture of Daniel Xavier with all his brothers and sisters looking on – overjoyed! Aunt Emily is in the upper right corner.

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Family Vacation & Island Running with my Son and Son-in-Law

July 13, 2011

We are on a short family vacation up North in Michigan about 4 hours north of our homes. Great to be with our kids and grandkids for a few days without all the pressures of daily life. Swimming, rafting, visiting Janet’s family, many of who live up here, and visiting fantastic Catholic sites and even [...]

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You Won’t Believe How Cute! My Granddaugher with Virgin Mary

July 10, 2011

Enjoy this incredible unplanned video! Share it with family and friends who will sure enjoy it.

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Hot Bike Ride thru the Woods

July 10, 2011

Even though it was 92 degrees, my son Jesse and I took off riding our bikes together. We headed down the country dirt roads to the Cherry Hill Nature Preserve. It is a mature hilly forest with rugged trails. We raced around through the trails at a pace to get a good work put. Riding [...]

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