Randy Swanson (Utah)
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Jesus commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” - Mark 16:15 (NIV)
From the walkway above Ipanema Beach near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I saw a terrible sight. A young man was caught in a fierce riptide and quickly swept out to sea. He swam toward shore with all of his might but only exhausted himself. He went under, came up screaming...
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.