Second Chances: A Miracle of More Time

What would you give for one more week with your loved one? Today would’ve been the 88th birthday of my co-author's father. As she writes in our book, "The human heart isn't wired for separation. It's unnatural. Unsettling. But separation can make us stronger. If we let it, it edges us closer to the golden promise of the Christian faith. A reunion without end awaits us on the other side of forever." In honor of Kristina Cowan's dad, here's an excerpt from a memoir she wrote about second chances: Somewhere in Time: How Second Chances Heal Four years ago, my dad died. Twice. The first time, he was alone, slumped over the wheel of his truck. A swarm of good Samaritans revived him. One smashed through the glass of his passenger door. Several others hoisted him onto the sidewalk. A nursing student skilled in CPR restored his breathing. Emergency workers shocked his heart back to life and sped him to the hospital. Dad was almost eighty-three, his health declining. His rescuers—a group of average people passing by—managed an uncommon feat. Even an experienced emergency room team would ... [ read more ]

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