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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It has been a while since my last blog and there’s a good reason. I began writing a new novel a few weeks ago and when I get on that treadmill I have to stay on and keep the story and characters spinning in my head. So any spare time I have from my other daily duties I’m in the "new novel" world.

It used to be very scary to admit I was working on a book. The fear is that you won’t be able to finish what you start. Or that it won’t be any good and when someone asks about it you’ll have to say, "It didn’t work out."

After 60+ books published, I still sit with that fear each time out. Part of the fear of this new book is that its scope is so much broader, more encompassing than my other adult novels. The new fear is that I won’t do the subject justice. I want readers to be moved by my story, to identify with the characters, and to come away from this one knowing that God is sovereign. He is at work in the big and small aspects of our lives. It’s more than I can do with the talent I’ve been given—which is a good place to be. Every time I sit down I am dependent on the Master Storyteller to infuse me with memory, insight, and truth.

So if I’m not as diligent with my correspondence in these next few months, now you understand why.

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I’m heading back to WV to visit my parents and family. It has been a long time since I’ve been there. My father has some health problems so it will be good to see him again.

It’s scary leaving the Cactus Compound, even for a few days. Though we are improving, any day can present problems. We’ve been on a stringent diet that has helped, but deviation from it brings complications. So I’m praying things will go smoothly while I’m gone. If you think of it, pray for Andrea and the kids while I’m away.

I was at Walmart a few days ago. Here’s what I bought:

5 bottles of White Vinegar
Lined paper for school
6 Jr. legal pads
3 kitchen towels
2 oven mitts
A 2-cup glass measuring cup
A hat

You can tell this was Andrea’s list. Other than the hat, of course. Total: $46.74.

I used one of the gift cards we’ve been given. It still has $61.65 on it. We’ve been so blessed with the generosity of God’s people. We can’t thank you enough for your kindness and prayers. They are a HUGE part of the story God is writing with our lives.

I’m confident that story will finish well. Thank you.
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4 comments:

Lucky in Love said...

Praying for you on your trip back home! Safe travels! I'm so happy you have this opportunity to spend time with you dad.

Robert Birch said...

If I had just enough money to buy one of your books, which one would you tell me to buy?

Chris Fabry said...

Robert,
If you had just enough money to buy one of my books, I would tell you to get it at the library and use the extra $10 for your next meal. But if you really wanted one, I would say to get June Bug.
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for your ministry especially on the radio. I turn you on because I have a 3 year old, a 2 year old and an almost 1 year old, and I need to hear "adult speak" during my day. :) I would love to read your books too. Maybe our next trip to the lower 48 I will be able to pick up one or two. It is nice, by the way, to hear an experienced writer say they get nervous over their books. I aspire to be writer. I do it every chance I get, but I am nervous about putting my words out there. Thanks for your honesty. It helps.
~Pam