My name is Nick Ortega, but in my head, I call myself “Nicky”, a holdover from what my grandmother always called me. I am 44 years old, married to an incredible woman for 18 years. She has two boys, aged 26 and 23, I have two girls, aged 25 and 23, from previous marriages. I’m a blue-collar guy from my steel-toed boots on up, but I can also appreciate the finer things in life.
In order of priority, I love God, my wife, our kids, our church, and then everyone else. I am a Sunday school teacher, an ordained deacon, and a recovering cocaine addict (seven years sober as of 7-15, praises and glory to God!). Those seven years also measure the time I have walked with Him…before that I was operating on my own power, and while I am not going to list all the ways that fell short, I bet you may have some ideas of that yourself!
I hope that you find my writing interesting, challenging, and sometimes provocative…anything but boring! I welcome comments, suggestions, arguments, advice…anything that says someone is reading and thinking. Let’s talk about it, shall we?