Category Archives: Overcoming adversity

Twelve-minute movie, adoption and a journey through complex trauma

My wife and I have seen plenty of powerful, uplifting movies. Films that chill us to our emotional core. That trigger so many feelings it can be overwhelming.

But none of them hit us as hard as a 12-minute online video where one very young girl opens her narration with 11 powerful words: “Sometimes someone hurts you so bad it stops hurting at all.” Read the rest of this entry

Looking for a role model?

In this age of Miley Cyrus twerks and Justin Bieber meltdowns, it can be hard to find a positive role model for our young children. That’s why Jamie Grace has been such a breath of fresh air for my wife and myself. She shares some very personal struggles and how her trust in God helped her overcome adversity. Let’s pray she continues to show our young people that living a Godly life can be so rewarding and cool despite what society suggests.

A sincere request in the midst of a tragic situation

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“Where were you when the world stopped turning?” asks country singer Alan Jackson in a song he wrote after the 9/11 terrorist strikes.

It’s a question we often ask after tragedies – moments that are seared into our memories as we create a mental scrapbook of big events that change our lives. Read the rest of this entry