Videos and Photos
You may remember the story I told in Chapter 1 of God Has an App for That of the time my friend Patrick and I were driving down to a major sporting event and his car ran out of gas. Here is a video he shot of me standing on the side of the freeway among the weeds and briars, along with his car and roadside assistance:
In Chapter 3 of God Has an App for That, I told you about Drizzy—my son's dog who exemplifies God's app to break down the walls that divide. This pup lovingly and enthusiastically greets every person who visits our home, regardless of their race, age, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. We caught Drizzy's infamous greeting on tape:
When I was preparing for ministry at Ozark Christian College, I spent a lot of time with a good friend of mine named Larry Bryant, who was a gifted songwriter. As mentioned in Chapter 6 of God Has an App for That, Larry wrote a tongue-in-cheek song about this very issue, capturing how ridiculous it is when we choose to pray selfishly:
Thirteen surgeries is a staggering number of medical procedures in one’s lifetime, especially considering that Hailey Garland is only 15 years old. Born with neurofibromatosis, a genetically inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumors throughout the body, this young girl has already had one surgery on her brain, four on her back, four on her throat, and three on her stomach. She has two titanium rods in her spine, with 55 screws.
I mentioned in Chapter 8 that, barring a divine miracle, Hailey will most likely have to endure many more hospital visits and tests as her physicians diligently work to keep the tumors at bay. It is tough to fathom how someone could be so familiar with affliction at such a young age. Watch the video below to hear Hailey explain why her faith in God remains strong despite these intense difficulties:
In Chapter 8 of God Has an App for That, I share about a man named Ruben who attends our church and has a unique tattoo on the back of his head. Here is the photo I promised: