A man called me a few days ago to tell me that his grandson had stolen something from the display table I had set up at an event. Then he asked me for a favor. I granted the favor. Yesterday on my day off I dressed in my cowboy outfit (including a six-gun) and made the 30-minute drive to my young pardner's house. I spoke briefly to him, his siblings, and their parents about stealing and forgiveness from a Biblical perspective. He returned the stolen item and asked for my forgiveness. I forgave him, we hugged, and I left. Some things just aren't about money.
Mark L. Redmond was married for 31 years to an incredible woman. She blessed him with two children, who are now among his dearest friends. After taking her home, God gave Mark a second, equally incredible woman. When he married her, he gained 4 more children, who have also become his treasured friends. He also has 10 grandchildren. Mark loves God, his family, and the old West--in that order. Reading and writing about the old West are two of his passions. He really likes Red Lobster too.