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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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Thursday, January 31, 2013
We talked with Kate McCord on Chris Fabry Live!, author of In the Land of Blue Burqas. She sold everything, gave up her lucrative job, and moved to Afghanistan. We came up with some principles for decision making from her experience that may help you. This is for when you feel God is telling you one thing and people around you are saying another.
  1. Plug in with God and his Word. Stay plugged in.
  2. Be plugged in with the body of believers.
  3. Submit to God by submitting to your authorities. Don't just hear them out, listen to them.
  4. What are your motives? Are you making a decision because God is saying this or you want God to let you do what you want to do?
  5. Whatever the decision, you will need the support of people who love you. Don't abandon them or isolate yourself from that support.
  6. Give yourself time. If you are forced to make a decision on the spot without time to pray and process, wait.
  7. You must count the cost. Others can help you see the true cost of the decision you're making and help you see the implications for yourself and those you love.
  8. When you make a decision with your life as a child, you bring your parents along with you, whether you like it or not. Consider them while making the decision.
  9. This is not just about your life, it's really about GOD. Allow him to work. Give him the opportunity to do something big. If you take things by the horn and wrestle this decision to the ground, you don't allow him the time or place to affirm and approve the decision.
  10. Take things one step at a time. Have a plan for where you want to be down the road, but allow God to guide you through the doors he wants to open when he wants to open them.
Monday, January 21, 2013

Today I was thankful for questions.

All that is unanswered in my life. It’s overwhelming. All the questions about my puny little life. And my children. And our community. Our state. Our country.

All the questions about the future, as well as the past. Answered questions help you make sense of what’s happened, what is happening, and what may happen. But the lack of answers provides despair or discouragement.

Today I let my thoughts wander a little more, a little further down the path than usual, because, to be honest, most of the time I get stuck at the hedge of all my questions. And the brambles and briers get so thick I turn around and wander back to where I feel secure.

No, not secure, back to where I feel more comfortable. The nest I’ve made of the questions I can answer. My little bed with the warm cover that keeps the cold away, at least for the night.
So I wandered past the hedgerow and found a clearing and an expanse ahead. Just a glimpse, for a moment, of what might be, what could be if I moved past the questions of my life. And the view, though, fleeting, was amazing. The view filled me with hope.

Until I looked at the questions again.

And that’s when it hit me—the questions are there to propel me, not stop me. The questions of my life aren’t there for me to find every little answer and get everything right. The questions are there to be a catalyst to look to the “Answer,” capital “A.”

One day, and it may be soon, all of the questions are going to make sense. Like arrows on the path pointing, “This way.” And the more uncomfortable I am willing to become, pulling off the cover of my complacency and my need to be warm, the closer to the Answer I will get.

Today I was thankful for questions. 
Friday, January 11, 2013
O God, help us.

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, help us.

For those of us inside churches, God help us to see our sin. Help us root out hypocrisy. Help us to love. And help us be true to your word no matter what it may cost.

God help us. Help our spiritual economy. As we put you first, give us a harvest of hope that we might spread that hope to those around us and that it would reach around the world. God help us.

We need your help, o God, in our politics. In the gridlock. In the weighty issues of the day because some people think one thing about an issue and others think the exact opposite. Would you help us, O God, not judge who is right or left, but what is right in your sight. Help us, O God, to seek justice and truth rather than a political platform.

You, O God have set up the ruling authorities. Help them, O God, understand the difference between truth and triviality. We are one nation under you, O God, but it feels very much like we are fragmented and divided and small minded and selfish.

O God, help us.

You said we were blessed if we were poor in spirit.

O God, help us to humble ourselves, to hunger and thirst after righteousness, to be merciful, and pure in heart. And when others insult your sons and daughters, when they hurl accusations, and persecute, help us to rejoice.

O God, help us. You who were inclusive of all—who revealed to us through your Word that there is not ONE without sin, not ONE who has fallen short of your glory, except the God-man, Jesus. O God, help us to include everyone with that message that only through him can we have reconciliation with you, only through his blood can we be saved from your judgment, which we deserve. O

God, give us your mercy instead.

And grant that we might give it to others who, like us, don’t deserve it.

O God, help our president, help our Senators and those in congress, help our mayors and judges and governors and police officers and fire fighters and all who serve us.

It is said that you give wisdom to those who ask. Help them ask you. Help them to honor you.

It is said that because we elect our leaders, we get the government we deserve.

O God, give us what we don’t deserve. Revive your people. Revive our land. And do whatever must be done for the glory of God to be revealed.

O God, forgive us for the blood on our hands, the greed in our hearts, and our vain imaginations. Forgive us for our unbelief. And show us how dependent we are on you.

O God, we pray in the mighty name of Jesus, help us.