The Lord's Prayers is a collection of poems written during a life crisis of the author. It started while he was incarcerated and his wife told him they needed to talk about a divorce. They reconciled to stay together but then his wife was killed in an automobile accident which also left his ten year old son a paraplegic. After his release from prison he discovered certain facts that explained the divorce request. Through it all he came to find the Lord Jesus and healing and redemption for himself and his late wife.
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About the Author
The circumstances that led to the writing of these poems are complicated and spanned almost twenty years. Long story short; Rick became involved in the "Tax Protest Movement" which led, in part, to not filing income tax returns for the state or feds. This all caught up to him in 2008 when he was convicted of income tax evasion and sent to state prison in Colorado. While he was incarcerated, his wife Alicia was killed in an automobile accident and his youngest son was crippled for life. He was not allowed to attend the funeral or to go see his son in the hospital. Fortunately his other two sons were at a Scout retreat and not in the car at the time of the accident. His three sons were fostered by a wonderful, caring family that Alicia had known as members of the same church.
After this accident, Rick sought solace in the arms of the Lord. During his last year in prison he started writing these poems. When Rick was released from prison in 2012 he continued to write and as he discovered various circumstances that occurred during his absence, the tone of his poetry changed. The reader will most likely discern that change as they read through the book.
Rick and his two youngest sons now live in Morrison, Colorado. His oldest son is on his own and living in Colorado Springs.