4 Years Ago Today...

... we were driving home from leading worship at Harpeth Springs Community Church, just outside Nashville, when an 18-wheeler changed lanes without looking and hit, pushed, dragged, rolled, flipped, and threw us down the highway at 70 miles an hour. (May 3, 2009)

We've told the full story countless times at concerts and worship events, and it always sparks conversation. Some people are amazed that we walked out with so few physical injuries. Others share their stories of God's grace in frightening situations. And others choose to have a moment of thanksgiving, for what God did in our lives, and for what He's done in theirs.

So today, as I think back on May 3, 2009, I remember with gratitude our friends, our church family, our neighbours, and our parents, who cared for us, fed us, supported us, and prayed for us during both those early moments and 3 years of physical, emotional, and financial challenges the began that day. I'm thankful for the continuing lessons that have come from the accident - reminders of the fragility of life, the power of community, and the importance of treating others gently.

And I'm reminded today that Gerald and I, like each of us, is loved, valued, and covered by the grace and provision of God.

Today, 
we're going to take a little time 
to slow down, 
enjoy the moment, 
give thanks, 
and have a little celebration.

I encourage you to join us in this...

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