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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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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I wrote a blog last week that a few of you responded to. I wanted to adapt that to our program today, so here is the gist of what I said. You can read the entire blog below if you'd like.

I talked about our Christmas of 2008 and what a disaster it was. We had mounting pressure on all sides, not the least of which was our health. We had a mountain of medical bills and no clear direction. The world was one big question mark with a lot of little question marks behind every cactus.

Sometimes life can’t be spun. All of the little things that happened to discourage us seem distant now, and this Christmas was so much better, but most of the question marks are still there. There is this feeling we get that I call the "if onlys." If only I didn't have this situation. If only I didn't have this spouse. If only I didn't have these bills. If only I had a better car.

That's why I like the message of Christmas. Jesus burst through the barrier between heaven and earth and tossed the "if onlys" out of the manger. His father had questions. His mother had questions. I'm sure his brothers and sisters wondered about him. When they had to flee south to Egypt to protect the baby, I'm sure they wondered why that road was not easy.

They did not know the whole plan. They did not know "why." Their lives could not be spun any more than yours or mine. I think that’s the way God keeps us on the path. We only know one step at a time. He wants to keep us close to Himself so we don’t stray. In truth, the questions keep us right where we need to be. Dependent. Not relying on ourselves, our strength, intellect, or sufficiency, but on His strength and guidance and mercy. The star pointing the way.

God is the author of our question marks. If you’re struggling with life and if things have not turned out like you had planned, it’s okay. You’re in good company with most of the people in the Bible. You’re in good company with Joseph and Mary.

Ask your questions. Questions are a gift from the God who created us.


Barbara J. Robinson said...

I love Dogwood! I posted a review of it on my blog. Today's blog--sometimes we don't understand, and we're full of questions, because we don't know the whole plan or see the big picture. We must trust in God and take things one day at a time.

Jule K said...

I don't know why my 5 year old son had to die so young. Still working on that one. Still investigating all the things that could have caused it in our home and my body too. We as parents are still angry at the Lord over this and it is a work in progress. Our 8 yr old son is showing signs of his loss still after a year! I just don't understand but God only knows how long we are supposed to be here on earth!
Julie K

Brian said...

Jule - so sorry for your situation. so sorry. We didn't lose a 5 year old but I lost my older brother to brain cancer two years ago - grief is hard.

Chris, I am writing to you to let you know, your story is our story. We live at the Grand Canyon and learned we had moved into a mold ridden mobile home in Oct 2007 but didn't fully realize it until we tested it in September 2009 - in the middle of Oct we moved out - many of the symtptoms we have had with our 3 year old daughter and now my wife are those yoy all are describing - and like you doctors at the clinic here at the Canyon are baffled to the point of nearly asking us not to come back.

We're trying to decide of we can simply replace the mobile home and recover here or if we need to move and live somewhere closer to better medical care as we recover and detox.