The Year Before We Graduated


In the year before we graduated, we launched New Life’s college ministry at my beautiful alma mater, Rice University. In one sentence, I just touched upon three of the most formative entities in shaping my adult life. the Year before we graduated – Said year was 2008. Although Gina and I technically started dating in 2007, […]

December 25, 2017

Is the young man Absalom safe?


I just read 2 Samuel chapter 18 today. It is about Absalom’s rebellion and his treachery against his very own father, David. This episode was all part of God’s punishment for David’s wretched act of murder and adultery (reminder: the story of Bathsheba and her husband Uriah). The first part of the punishment was the […]

December 4, 2017

The First (but not last) Valentine’s Day Fail


This was our first Valentines Day date. You would think it was an extravagant and well planned ordeal with gifts like expensive perfume and jewelry. Maybe we would have even sat in a limousine for the first time holding hands the entire way to the five star restaurant. Fortunately for my pocketbook’s sake, or really […]

December 3, 2017

The First Dance


Our first dance was at the Cru Formal. I’m not even sure if that exists anymore; I’m pretty sure it’s not even called Cru anymore. We started hanging out about 1-2 months prior to that, and we were really really really in love. How young I (Ray) look! Gina hasn’t changed a bit… My goodness, […]

December 2, 2017