In Everything Give Thanks

December 3, 2013 This would be a different Thanksgiving Day. I carefully selected the clothes I would wear that would meet all regulations for a prison visit—nothing with Spandex in it, no sleeveless blouses, no fabrics that were thin enough to reveal the shirt worn underneath. The forecast was for cold weather, so I placed my coat in a place where it could easily be accessed on the way out the door. The wait outside before getting through security could be up to two hours. I set the clock for 5:30 a.m. before falling into bed. My plan …

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The Turn-Around Trip

It had been an intense season of ministry and I knew I was behind with getting back in touch with meeting planners, e-mail, social media responses, with three endorsements for author friends, and with a writing deadline of my own. Why had I accepted the invitation to fly across the country from Tampa to Los Angeles for the television interview? I needed to be at home in my “writing cave” working on my looming deadline.

But it was too late to cancel. The interview was being taped for a program that would later air in the English speaking …

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New Book Release: Miracle on Hope Hill

Do you believe that God still works miracles?

Miracle on Hope Hill is a book of true stories I wrote in partnership with my sister, Jennie Afman Dimkoff about amazing ways that God has worked in the lives of ordinary people. Life is full of “God Moments,” yet amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life we often overlook such moments, perhaps calling them a stroke of good fortune, or taking credit for the unexpected blessing as simply “our due.” Miracle on Hope Hill reveals that when we take the time to learn from these events, we discover …

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Jason Kent Featured in New “Grace Place” DVD Series

Some of the questions I hear most often are: “Has Jason Kent written a book?” When is your son going to share his heart in written form? Are there videos where he speaks up about what happened? How can I learn more about what went on in his mind before he was arrested?

I am happy to tell you that through his letters, Jason has participated in the writing of every chapter in Between a Rock and a Grace Place. The publisher sent a production team to Florida to videotape our son behind the razor wire, and cameo …

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“Isaac” Study Guide Just Released

Yesterday I opened my e-mail and read cries for help from twelve different people who never expected to have a family crisis that involved the incarceration of a loved one, a child addicted to drugs, a spouse who betrayed them, or the diagnosis of a debilitating disease. All of the notes had one common denominator. How can I survive what’s happened and cling to unshakable faith in the middle of unthinkable circumstances?

In 2004 NavPress released my book on our journey with our son titled, When I Lay My Isaac Down. Now over 126,000 readers have purchased that …

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