Just Not the Same–Hallelujah!

Tonight in sending off materials to the publisher, I realized the book will soon be born. Although soberly thankful to tell our story, I cannot help but wonder what I would have been doing differently tonight if the tragedy had never occurred.

I suspect if it had never happened, I would have a different mindset. Would I be closely attuned to the suffering of people and their families? Would I continue to settle for shallow relationships? Would I have pat answers for troubled people? Would I be more concerned about what people thought of me, fearing to be candid? Would I even have written a book with its goal to encourage others facing tough tragedies.

I am definitely not the same person I was 3 1/2 years ago but neither are the rest of us closely tied to Elaine and her suffering. When you have truly endured a dark night, your soul no longer cares how it can adapt to the ways of the world. It begs the Creator for help and mercy in time of need, gladly receiving His comfort.



About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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2 Responses to Just Not the Same–Hallelujah!

  1. Patty says:

    Martin: I’m looking forward to seeing the actual book!! Talked to Mark this weekend and he said the release date was coming soon. God bless! P

  2. christiansbuy@ccybernet.com says:


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