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Comment by Rick Seigmund on May 3, 2012 at 8:59am

This group is amazing. I’ve been watching these exchanges the last 4 or 5 days, and the depth of everyone’s wisdom and understanding is humbling. 

Steve. I was the prodigal, for 17 years from the time I was 15. Lived like a total heathen. No proud of it, just a fact. Jesus got me back to Him in a large way. My only and small advice to you is this. When you get to speak to him, speak truth. Don’t sugar coat anything. Be authentic, meet him where he is, and don’t handle him with kid gloves. Speak very openly and honestly about anything that you need to. He’ll probably respect that the most. I already can hear and see that you are a good father, and that you and your wife have great and unselfish love for him. No matter what he eventually decides, stand firm. It’s all for His glory anyway brother.

Comment by Diane Krause on May 3, 2012 at 8:51am

I would treasure a signed copy of the book! I'm going to guess in advance that I'll love it enough that I'll become your new marketing rep. :) I put on my cheerleader costume and pull out the pom-poms when you get me on the topic of the Jareds and the Matts of the world. BTW, our son is doing fabulously now; he made up about a year's worth of lost high school credits and was able to graduate on time (thanks to an awesome private sober school). He left shortly afterward to move to Tulsa, OK to attend welding school. He's now finished, and back with us, working full-time and saving up some cash to get off to a good start. He's happy and at peace, and there's no doubt in my mind he's going to do  great things. Look forward to visiting with you in a couple of weeks!

Comment by Steve Crawford on May 3, 2012 at 8:50am

Hey everyone, this conversation has really ignited some passion. Wow. This is so cool.

Do you know what we are doing? We are being the church. Technology allows us to be a "church without walls". Jesus called us out to be part of His family and His kingdom. When we share and relate with one another, we are building each other up. Organized religion does not work well. However, followers of Jesus sharing mercy and grace always works well.

Jesus had to deal with tax collectors, prostitutes, and the Pharisees (among others). Today, we deal with drugs, alcohol, and tattoos. The culture may be different, but the needs are the same. Lost people need a savior. Jesus is the answer to all of our needs. He is the model for us to live by. The returning prodigal is the story of each of us. The looks, the history, the tattoos, the behaviors do not matter. God loves us enough to receive us when we accept Him.

Thanks again for the prayers and encouragement for Brad. He is 31, so not too far behind Jared.

I have a friend that reminds me; "God is not finished with any of us". Worth holding onto.

PS - I have shared these stories with my wife, Mary. She is grateful for the mom's perspective, and told me that she need to hear these things. It is reassuring to know that we do not carry these burdens alone.


Comment by Dan Miller on May 3, 2012 at 8:36am

Diane - oh great.  I'll see you at Kent's Bootcamp for sure.  And I'll be happy to give you an autographed copy of Wisdom meets Passion as soon as they arrive.  You'll love Jared's perspective on life, education, relationships, compassion and faith - at this stage of his life. He's now 34. 

Comment by Diane Krause on May 3, 2012 at 8:30am

Dan -- I haven't had the honor to meet Jared, but know that I'm a fan! Hubby and I tell people all the time that this was not an experience you really want to wish on anyone, but we would not trade it for the world. It completely changed us all, and we believe, for the better. And these young men like your Jared, our Matt, and so many others, are now uniquely equipped to go out and pay it forward, as Jared is doing. Thanks for sharing your story! I'll be first in line to buy the book. :)

I'm coming to Kent's Speak it Forward Boot Camp, and I understand you'll be there too. Can't wait to meet you in person! 

Wishing you a blessed day. 

Comment by Debra I Medina on May 3, 2012 at 8:26am

Oh how we digress, and so shall I. Because, being the mother of three young adult sons and having a marriage of 30 years end in divorce, I can say life does not always end as we would like. God is good, and God is faithful - but we are not and neither are others even when we do our best - and God does not violate free will. I, too, can relate to Diane's story. What we need is peace through it all. Because sometimes thoses "friends" who are killed in a car accident are our own sons and perhaps that wayward one will never return to his father. We still must live through it and continue our journey.  http://www.debrairene.com/oh-well/

Comment by Dan Miller on May 3, 2012 at 8:17am

Diane - I just read your comment to my wife Joanne.  We both were blown away at how similar your story with your son is to that of ours with our son Jared.  When he got involved in drugs and alcohol the church leaders were too busy dealing with their own affairs and "saving the lost" to do anything more than pray for us.  We too found help in creative ways as he slowly found his own destiny.  Today, he's one of those heavily tattooed guys who is changing the world.  Jared and I have a new book - Wisdom meets Passion - coming out with Thomas Nelson in August.

Here's the back cover photo:

Comment by Randy Crane on May 3, 2012 at 7:58am

Steve, I'm praying for you, your son, and your family. God does amazing things, often in the ways we least expect, and always in His time.

Comment by Shelly Carlson on May 3, 2012 at 7:52am

Hello. Several years ago I saw the curtain of faith close in my son's life when a couple friends were killed in an auto accident, he was so angry at God. Now the curtain of faith is opening for not only him but also his precious wife and young family. Keep the faith, keep the relationships open between you and God foremost and between you and your child secondarily. Love, love, love your child. Pray and rest in the Lord. God can and will orchestrate and the faith that re-emerges is the child's own.

Comment by Henry Matlock on May 3, 2012 at 7:50am


Just prayed for you and your son.  Continue to actively love your son (see 1 Corinthians 13) and to trust God to draw him back.  God is faithful.


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