The greatest influence in my life is Jesus Christ. He died for me on a cross in unimaginable pain. He lives now and argues my case with His father God. Otherwise, I would have no standing with God and I don't see how anyone can survive without a loving Savior like Jesus. I certainly can't see how anyone could live without belief in some "higher power".
The second most important influence in my life is my wife, Kim. I don't know if she realizes it, but being with her has brought me farther than I had come in the previous 30 years.
Patrick, Patricia and Loren, my children, are close behind Kim. Daily I am reminded how little I know and how much I rely on God for guidance. Even with our differences, I love my children and am grateful for what they have taught me.
My parents helped me grow to manhood. Many times it wasn't easy for them. They are definitely a major influence in my life. The rest of my family and Kim's family have taught me much about life and living. They are all wonderful people.
Are you bored now? I will close with saying just about everyone I meet, including you reading this now, have impacted my life in some way. You may thing that's not true, but I get statistics on the number of visitors to this site. Everytime the number goes up, my heart soars to think someone is interested enough to visit my site.
May God bless you always.