A Note About My Book

An Important Note about my book, Blind Devotion

Blind Devotion CoverI pray that you will be blessed by this story of God’s grace and provision in the darkest storms of life.  As a Christian who wishes to honor God in all that I do, I offer a word of caution that this book contains strong language in a few areas.  The inclusion of this language at certain points in the book (on the opening page, sporadically throughout the book, and more heavily in a chapter depicting an extreme emotional crisis) was not a decision that I took lightly.  In my personal life, I adhere to Paul’s admonition in Ephesians 5:4 that there should be “no obscenity” leaving our mouth, “but rather thanksgiving.”

Still, after much prayer and seeking of God’s will, I felt His blessing on my decision to be as real as possible in exposing the incredible despair my husband felt and the crushing darkness that our family lived in for many years.  In most cases, the cursing that appears periodically in the book is taken directly from police transcripts of distressful 911 calls made by my husband at his most despairing moments.  It is real, and it is raw….And it also provides the perfect set-up to show the incredible grace and the unconditional love and forgiveness that God pours down on those who turn their eyes to Him.

Jesus did not come to earth to spend time with those who “had it all together.”  Instead, he spent his time with the tax collectors, the prostitutes, the sinners who were scorned by society.  He was not put off by their “rough edges,” their impolite language, or their imperfect ways.  He loved them just as they were. … And then he saved those who wanted to do better through His power.

Psalm 103 says: “Praise the Lord, my soul… who redeems your life from the pit” and Psalm 40 states:  “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire…”   My prayer is that you will see in this story—the good, the bad, and the ugly of it—the incredible miracle of a man, and a family, that Jesus lifted out of the slimy pit.  How better to show that miracle than to contrast the raw truth of that ugly pit with the renewed life of healing and holiness that only Jesus could offer?  May you be blessed by this story of God’s incomprehensible grace offered to us even “while we were yet sinners.”


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