September 27, 2010 --
Georgene Rice of KPDQ-FM interviews Carol Kent, author of “Between a Rock and a Grace Place: Divine Surprises in the tight spot of life” about her life and dealing with a son who is in jail for homicide.
Georgene: I feel like this is such an excellent book becuase they are so many times that we feel overwhelmed and we feel so cut off from God that there is no possibility of restoring any hopefulness or usefulness. This book says otherwise.
Kent: Thank you for catching the essence of why I wrote this book…I think whenever you face a crisis, when your child has made a very wrong choice, or you have a health crisis, you ask, “How am I ever going to find the energy to find a place of grace?” I want to encourage our listeners to look for God’s divine surprises, everyone of the chapters talk about the divine surprises in our journey….Here he is locked up without the possibility of parole sentence for taking the life of his wife’s first husband, it was a murder…He was fearful that his two stepdaughters were going to have unsupervised visitation with their biological father, a man who had multiple allegations of abuse against him, he just totally unraveled and did the unthinkable act and he is now serving life without parole sentence. It was Christmas time, and my doorbell rang, we opened the door and we saw a beautiful gilded package with a bow. It said “to mom” and my son is not allowed to send any kind of package from prison and we opened it together and inside was a gorgeous silk jacket and it fit me perfectly, and when I opened the card, it looked like it was in my son’s writing, thanking us for our investment in him, and due to the help of a friend, he was able to get something for me. It is a precious reminder that in the middle of devastating circumstances, God does surprise you with something wonderful.
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