Allow me to introduce Mike. It was almost on a dare that Mike suggested in a recent comment on this post, that I write about something on his blog. I figured, sure. This could be fun! Specifically, Mike proposed that I call him names. Now, I can think of several people who might enjoy such an invitation and to be honest with you, I AM one of them. As I consider past interactions with Mike a slew of names come to mind.
Let us start with ‘father’. It will not take long reading Mike’s blog before you realize that this man loves his children beyond his own earthly capacity. The openess and honesty with which Mike communicates the pain he has experienced as a result of his divorce and its impact on his children can be rather unsettling, but it makes Mike the kind of person I would likely seek out should I ever find myself in a situation even remotely simliar to his. He knows of that which he speaks.
Next would be ‘craftsman’. In fact, I like referring to Mike as my second favorite carpenter… and that’s not second to Norm Abram either. You can take a look at some of his work here.
Let’s see, father, craftsman, oh yes… ‘musician’. This guy can can tickle the white off the ivory. He has some samples of his music here.
For the record, Mike and I do not always agree on issues, but that said, I can always count on an honesty fom Mike that often arrives to the conversation like an out of control freight train, but through Mike I have also seen signs of grace that afford me a glimpse of his Lord.