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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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Friday, July 23, 2010
I’m speaking at a men’s breakfast tomorrow. It’s my first speaking engagement since forever. I honestly can’t recall the last time I was asked to speak in front of anyone about anything. No one knows us here. Well, almost no one. But Andy does, my friend from England. And his wife listens to my program and they thought I would be a good speaker.

I’m going to talk about the parallels between my family’s story and the Drew Brees book. When I was asked to help write that and then went through the interviewing and writing process, I couldn’t help but think that God has a sense of humor and timing. What we went through with our home, our health, mold, and all the setbacks and bills, uniquely gave me the vision to tell Drew’s story. I'm still surprised I got to do it. There are so many better writers out there.

There were moments when I was talking with Drew when I just had to laugh. I couldn’t hold it in because the things he was talking about regarding adversity were things I had lived in a totally different way. In a sense, writing that book was my Super Bowl experience after what should have ended my career. God had a different plan.

I’m going to tell the guys tomorrow what happened to Drew. I’m going to rehearse what happened to us. And then I’m going to try and help them apply that to their own adversity, whatever that is. I believe God lets us go through these things to help make us stronger. But he also has another item on the agenda.

In Psalm 119 I was struck this morning by these verses.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I obey your word.

71 It was good for me to be afflicted
so that I might learn your decrees.

As hard as it is to see it this way, I’m grateful for mold. I’m grateful for the difficulties we’ve faced. What happened has brought me closer to God than I even wanted. In another verse it talks about God being “our portion.” I know that from experience, not just from reading it. And I've learned that when I have him as my portion, no one can take that away. And I have a future. And I have unlimited hope.

That’s what I want to convey to my audience tomorrow. It’s a message that will mix well with a few men, eggs and sausage. It might be one you need to hear, too.


Lucky in Love said...

Wishing you so much luck tomorrow Chris! I just know you'll do an amazing job and lives will be touched by what you've gone through.

Anonymous said...

Chris ~
Thank you for a job well done! You did a fantastic job at encouraging and inspiring all the men who were present!
~ your English Friend

Dale said...

i asked you to speak, and you obliged, at the FOF Audio Production Seminar closing banquet...Andrea and newborn Brandon attended as introduction ever!!!