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The bullet is still in my head.

Ternae

A lot of news people came to the hospital to talk to my father. They wanted to get his thoughts on the incident, because he was the advocate in the city to try to stop the violence. Everybody wanted to know, ‘What do you thin...

I felt God's peace when confronted with "Pulling the Plug."

Ted

So Mom looked at me, [as the oldest, I guess] and she said; “What should we do?”

Dad said no to my cowboy dreams.

Scott B

"I grew up in a preacher’s home. When I started thinking about the cowboy deal my dad was like, “We don’t do that.” I said, with a laugh, “What do you mean, we?”

Chose life for the baby from my foster father.

Rose and Chris

When I was twelve the Lord woke me up one night and instructed me to pray for my future wife whom I had never met.

Dad confiscated my marijuana.

Mike K

My dad came to me at one point and poured out his heart to me. He was almost to the point of tears as he said, “Son, I love you. I’m worried about you; about where you’re going with your life right now.”

Reaching a child makes an impact.

Michelle N

I would always come home from church and tell my dad what I learned there. I wanted him to be saved and to know the assurance that he was saved.

Pawned Dad's tools, rare coins, and heirlooms, but he believed in me.

Matthew T

I have a very long criminal record from in and out of the county jail. I have been to prison twice. I was in jail and I kinda looked in the mirror and it was like the spirit of God said; “ Is this who you want Matthew Thompso...

Convinced they loved my sister more than me.

Kelly

I didn’t realize that I was chosen until recently, really. When I really learned what it meant to be adopted into God’s family I made the connection of how much my parents really chose me and wanted me.

Escaped from gangs and machetes.

Josh S

We have a phrase in Spanish that translates in English as, “If you live by the sword, you will most likely die by the sword.”, or, it could be “...you will die by the gun.”, whichever is your weapon of choice.

My estranged daughter called from the hospital. I arrived drunk.

Joe C

The next thing I remember was a knock on my windshield and blue lights when I woke up in my rear view mirror.