Hey gang…

Well, we’re back from Europe and almost caught up on our sleep (but don’t ask me out for lunch in the afternoons…I might fall asleep in my soup). Needless to say the trip was incredible. Teaching 6-7 hours each day at EDEN, a city-wide outreach concert in Longwy (requested by the Mayor!), and preaching at the Radikal for Jesus international youth conference made for a phenomenal experience. Jennifer and I felt very "used" by the Lord–a term with a negative connotation to the world, but a coveted connotation to the Christian. Luik was a real trooper and brought us much joy. He’s a real clown.

Many thanks to all of you who left comments, phoned us, and emailed us after the news of the miscarriage. It was so touching. Jennifer is doing very well and the Lord has been healing both of our hearts. It’s something we’ve never been through before and the grief seems to come in waves. However the waves are getting further apart and less intense. We are left with a peace and assurance that we will meet our daughter one day and have a pizza party together. (I’m sure she’ll like pizza as much as her daddy does. Sushi, too).

The news of the day is a very cool thing the authors are doing over at the Fantasy Fiction Tour website. We thought it would be fun not only to go on an adventure together down the West Coast, but–since we are authors after all–to write an adventure together! Thus we are writing a piece of group fiction collectively on the website. We welcome your comments and hope you’ll join the festivities!

Thanks again for checking in on us and supporting us during our tour overseas. We’re happy to be back and look forward to the month of August.

Enjoy the story!



Shane Deal · 3 Aug ’08 at 12:38 am

Oh I’d love to have you over for lunch, but I don’t want you falling asleep in the soup either. 😉

mooney · 6 Aug ’08 at 3:06 pm

There is the cliche of “Adding another coal to the fire,” but I do not believe this could apply to you. I believe you have an all-consuming bonfire to which coals cannot be added. They are assimilated.

– mooney

Jenifer Handsom · 3 Sep ’08 at 1:49 am

Hey Chris its Jenifer Handsom.. I hope you remember me! I am so happy to see that you are doing well! I am doing great myself. I am still living in the Carolina’s and i am loving the sun and the great weather!! I hope one day you could come down to my chruch and give the word. Well i gotta run.
God Bless!

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