Happy Birthday, Woody Hayes!

Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes

February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987

I was privileged to be able to have coffee with Woody in his office in The Ohio State University ROTC building. I was a freshman in the Navy ROTC program and he spoke with a couple of us about British Naval History before I headed out for a summer on a sub.

It was a privilege to meet him in person, shake his hand and separate the real man from the mythological football figure I'd constructed in my head from seeing him on TV every fall.

It was easy to see why his players demonstrated such love and admiration for him long after their days at OSU and on the gridiron were over.

When I think of "Coach", this is who I picture!

Back from Turkey & Greece trip!

Me and my father on the isle of Patmos. No, not a "footstep" of Paul, but quite moving to be where John wrote "The Revelation of Jesus Christ".

I spent the last two weeks travelling historical sites in Turkey and Greece with my wife and father. We went as part of Vision Forum's Faith & Freedom Tour: In The Footsteps of Paul. I'd like to thank all the fine folks at Vision Forum for their work in making this trip possible and fantastic. A particularly huge shout out to Kevin Turley for his tireless service before and during the entire trip. I hope you get a good rest up before managing the next excursion!

Touring this area of the world and seeing the locations where Paul carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ancient world with my father has been a long standing dream of mine. Here are some pictures of me and my dad during our trip. 

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