Both his stature and demeanor were unimpressive to elite breeders. He was exercised with harsh tactics, under cruel restrictions, and publicly dismissed by a professionally acclaimed trainer. Eventually,
Every time I tell my redemption story, I have to swallow my pride. Why? Because my past includes ugliness, conflict, and rebellion that I’m not proud of. As much as I’d like to sweep it all under the rug the Lord wants me to share.
My paternal ancestors came to America from Europe in the 1700s, and settled just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hanging on the wall of my childhood home is a faded-with-time land survey of our property,