Motorcycle Crash Survived

*&$^!)#_$*$#!*# is about what the crunch sounded like – terrifying!

A 4-door sedan slammed into the back of my motorcycle on Dec. 19; I was doing about 20 mph, the Dodge, approx. 60 mph.

My first thought was “Something’s not right!” (deep, eh!).  Followed immediately by “Fall well – don’t fight it.”

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 7.02.20 AM.png50+ feet later, after coming to (I blacked out), I saw a tire go by my head and I remember thinking how the helmet felt soft and was sliding well.  I then saw the vehicle that hit me skidding to a stop.  It was cold (16 degrees Fahrenheit), and I hurt.  I was able to stand and walk amidst a daze.  The seat of my pants was blown out and my clothing was ripped down to my socks and undies.  I now know the full meaning behind the saying, “It scared the crud out of me,” ’cause the hit did.  Just keeping it real.

It’s been over three weeks now, and I still feel like I was hit by a car – sore, sharp pains, fatigue.  It took over two weeks to gain some sort of clarity and ability from the concussion.  I ever sound like the old theme song from Rice Krispies Cereal, “Snap, crackle, pop!”  I have 4 compression fractures in my spine, hurt ribs, and a busted right hand.  My road-rash is mostly healed up; boy did the scrub down in the ER feel great (not!).

All glory to God for sparing my life; for leaving my wife a husband, and daughter a father.

I have learned so much from this experience in the areas of God’s sovereignty, simplicity, keeping in good health, and community – man are our friends, family, and church family at Grace incredible!  We couldn’t have done it without you all.  Thank you.

And to my wife and little girl . . . you’re amazing!  Thank you.

Please pray for a full recovery, continued growth in the knowledge of Christ, solving the medical and financial puzzles, and gospel workings in the life of the gentleman that hit me.

Originally posted March of 2017, on

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