IS IT POSSIBLE THAT GOOD THINGS CAN COME OUT OF OUR BROKEN DREAMS? Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story's life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never...
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IS IT POSSIBLE THAT GOOD THINGS CAN COME OUT OF OUR BROKEN DREAMS?
Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story's life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible. But the devastating news was that no cure existed to restore Martin's short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairy-tale life Laura had dreamed of was no longer possible. And yet in struggling with God about how to live with broken dreams, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus.
Laura helps us understand we aren't the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God. God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus you can.
"Our family has been ministered to by her vulnerability and willingness to walk in the valley and still say 'God, I Trust You.'"
- STEVEN CURTIS and MARY BETH CHAPMAN
Grammy Award-Winning Artist and New York Times Bestselling Author
"Laura is one of my heroes when it comes to trusting God. She's joyful, genuine, and faithful even though her story includes messy chapters. This book will be on my nightstand for a long time!"
Author and Bible Teacher
Laura Story wrote the No. 1 worship hit "Indescribable" recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin, married a handsome athlete named Martin Elvington the next year, and began working in music and women's ministry at the 4,000-member Perimeter Church in Atlanta. After signing an artist deal with the INO Records, her 2008 national debut won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year - all blessings, indeed.
But amidst that success a brain tumor hospitalized her husband in 2006. The faith Story sang about was put through the unexpected fires of fear and loneliness; most young newlyweds don't imagine being kept alive at one point by breathing machines or having to find their way through significant post-operative vision and memory loss. Could grace notes resound from such a life-altering struggle? Laura's songs suggests they do.
Jennifer Schuchmann is an accomplished writer, trainer, and speaker noted for creative and practical approaches to business and spiritual topics. The author of Your Unforgettable Life, Nine Ways God Always Speaks and Six Prayers God Always Answers.
Jennifer has also written for Today's Christian, The Christian Communicator, and Atlanta magazine. She is active in her church, Johnson Ferry Baptist, where she founded and co-teaches a Sunday morning Bible study called "Breakfast and a Movie." She is married to David, and they have a twelve-year-old son, Jordan, who is proof that God answers prayer