To Illustrate

CONFRONTATION

Roberta Croteau writes in Aspire, "In the mid 1980's, singer Amy Grant's life was not as charmed as it appeared. Troubles in her marriage--her husband Gary's cocaine habit and their subsequent talk of divorce--left Amy in one of her darkest moments. She remembers:

"`For a few days, I just stayed in bed and mourned my life. The only hope I could seem to see was just junking it all, moving to Europe, and starting everything all over again. It was then my sister, in a last-ditch visit, marched up right beside my bed and said, "Fine, go to Europe, leave it all behind, start your life again. But before you go, tell (my little girl) how you can sing that Jesus can help her through anything in her life, but that he couldn't help you."'

"The words hit home. Amy and Gary began marriage and personal counseling, slowly rebuilding their relationships with each others and with God."

GRACE

Reader's Digest wrote of the late Harvey Penick: "For 90-year-old golf pro Harvey Penick, success has ...

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