Meanderings -- Swapping Road Stories With Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Hagar, Ishmael
Why Abraham? He became known as the Father of Faith. The stories that grew out of Abraham's family's response are an outrageous adventure of failure and God's faithfulness. They heard God make laughable promises. The Bentons' traveling ministry--34 years' meanderings--led us to crises, laughter, lives impacted, silence, disappointment, many questions and His faithfulness. Come, meander with us More
After fourteen years in the pastorate, my wife, daughter, son and sister-in-law, accompanied by a dog and two cats, boarded a bus to shift ministry to full time concerts, seminars, extended meetings. Thirty-four years later we had journals full of interesting events, encounters, and famous people. We met amazing people with stories to tell. About 3500 venues in 40 states with 73 denominations. Our vision was people taking their next step in personal maturity with tools to deal with emotional struggles, mid-life crisis, and family strengths and failures. Biblical patriarch--the first Hebrew--was among the first to hear God to "take it on the road." Abraham's tour group found the road to fulfilled promises and a new land was not straight. They meandered off into adventures, failures, challenges and encounters with Yahweh. Our troupe found ourselves meandering into barriers, disappointments, assault, inadequacy, hilarity, crises, warm welcome while seeking and obeying God's instructions. Our mantras tended to be "What was that all about?" and "What do we do, now?" Meanderings is a collection of stories of how Abraham's pursuit of God's promises of family and land affect us as we tried to figure out how we were to fulfill our calling of speaking hope to life in real time and real life issues. Come, Meander with us.
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