Excerpt: 'Choosing to SEE' By Mary Beth Chapman

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It wasn't like I wanted a life that was unreasonable or questionable. My plans had to do with a Christ-centered ministry, an easy marriage, a peaceful and orderly home, constructive growth rather than shattered dreams, protection rather than fires . . . all good things. Still, God has turned my life, my expectations, and even some of my dreams completely upside down so many times.

I hope that in these pages you'll find a friend for your own journey . . . whether you're in a good place, or in a place that's hard, sad, mad, or desperately hopeless. In the midst of it all, God really is with us and for us. I have found that even during those times when the path is darkest, He leaves little bits of evidence all along the way -- bread crumbs of grace -- that can give me what I need to take the next step. But I can only find them if I choose to SEE.

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