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By Stephen W. Simpson

ISBN-10: 0310283779

ISBN-13: 9780310283775

ISBN-10: 031030038X

ISBN-13: 9780310300380

Like many Christians, Stephen gave his existence to Jesus at a tender age. yet for many of his grownup existence, Stephen wrestled with God, ticked off that issues were not as effortless as he suggestion they need to be. He married the woman of his goals, but he nonetheless wasn't satisfied. whilst God introduced quadruplets into the struggle, he had no selection yet to shout, 'Uncle!' and put up. that is whilst Stephen chanced on whatever far better than happiness. He chanced on pleasure.

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I appreciate it,” I said. ” Next, we went to Kristin’s house to pick up her and Becky. I was on the school newspaper staff with Kristin and Becky. Since we never did any work in that class until a couple weeks before deadline, the three of us spent hours talking. They were the closest female friends I’d ever had. They were cute and funny, and it felt like I was getting away with something when I hung out with them. Becky and Kristin hopped in the back seat, filling the car with pleasant feminine smells.

Indd 41 7/7/08 9:42:29 AM Assaulted by Joy because we’ve been the sucker before. So we stop going to church or, if we do go, we don’t get involved. We don’t just question religious authority; we mock it. We refuse to be vulnerable and embrace the love we once knew because we’re terrified that it will leave us again. ” Cynics can tell you all about the painful cost of religion, but they no longer know the joy of depending on God and others. After I became a cynic, I still longed for the passion I once felt, but I refused to be fooled again.

The earnest staff and the organ music crackling out of speakers in the ceiling. Other than that, everything was different. More people milled around the casket. People I knew. Teachers, coaches, and friends walked haltingly up to the casket to say their good-byes. Some would cry; others would curse. Most just stared down at Bill, incredulous that one of our own lay in a place where we’d seen only our elders. Bill’s parents were nearby, hugging and shaking hands. Just like Bill, they were short and round.

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