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Mar 08, 2013

Life Support

DarinDarin, his wife Angie and Aimee Dassele talk about Darin’s recent health crisis. This is the inside story of everything that happened in the last seven months. This podcast is dedicated to all of you who prayed for and believed on behalf of the Hufford family. You are welcome to repost this on your facebook page and let everyone know their prayers have been answered. 

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    Welcome back, Darrin. It's great to hear your voice again. The warfare was intense, but you have the victory. All the best to you and your family.

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    Jeanne Schlumbohm

    So, so, so, good to hear your voice again!!!! Glorious!!!!

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    My heart loves you people so much. We have been cheering you on through all this, and continue to do so. Angie, you are my hero. Your strength amazes me

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    Daphne W

    How wonderful to hear your voice again Darin and to know you're on the road to recovery. Not much gets my tears flowing these days, but this did. So pleased for Angie and your family and friends that we still have you with us. Sure were some scary times there. I would check your facebook page every day for news. Up one day, down the next. A real roller coaster ride! When you're well enough we look forward to seeing you back here in Aussie. Lots of love x x x x

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    Becky aka sonflower

    So blessed to hear & see the answer to prayer of your life!

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    We are so happy to hear your voice again!

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    Katie Johnson

    Yay!!!!!! Welcome back!!

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    Wow! My heart was so happy to see the announcement for this on FB! Angie, you are an amazing woman indeed! What a sweet and powerful testimony to the impact this has had on so many. With hugs and prayers for peace and complete wholeness...

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    Teri Undreiner

    A million Hallelujers!!!!

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    Ty Bean

    Hey Big Boy! Welcome back. We love ya!!!

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    Teri Undreiner

    Hahahahahahah " I've always been attractive!" You are nutty! I love you!

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    Dave Anderson

    Darin, Angie & was SO good to hear your voices. So, SO good! This podcast put me in tears, laughter and celebration for the life and journey that you have been on and through! I love you my friend...deeply! Thank you for choosing to stay with us all. Angie, wow... you rock as a person and a wife. Thank you!!!! So much love Michelle and I have for you guys. Dave & Michelle Anderson

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    gina francis

    there are no wins...

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    Jason Dalnoki

    Welcome back Darin. wow what testimony of pure love

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    I love you darin

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    Welcome back! So good to hear your precious voice! Angie, you are a treasure!

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    Angie, you are so amazing. Just amazing.

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    Jana Journeay

    Thank you guys for the pod cast, wonderful to hear your voices! Angie, I was just thinking about you again today, I have been praying and grieving w/ you since I first heard. Soooo thankful that God placed you guys in this world at the same time as he placed me. Soooo thankful that your family is whole. Thank you for sharing your life, the good and hard times. Love you so.

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    So wonderful to hear your story after following facebook over the months. Angie is awesome! And I'm glad you are both so strong through prayer.

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    Good to hear your voice kind sir!

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    Lynette Myers

    Oh Daririn! I am so, so thankful that you are alive! Angie, you are so strong and faithful! I have prayed so much for you and am so grateful to the Lord for your life. You have a purpose on this earth my brother and sister your testimony is going to help so many people through their trials. God hears! Thank you for not letting go Angie! So looking forward to hearing more of you.

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    Lynette Myers

    Now Lord, minister to Angie as the one who had to carry this whole burden and take care of the kids. Strengthen her emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually day by day and thank you that Darin will go from strength to strength now. Amen

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    Angie, Aimee, and Darin: Unlike Angie, I thought there would most likely never be another podcast. Angie thanks so much for sharing. Thanks to all of you for taking the time and energy to share with us. It was a great podcast but I did miss the male nurse! Tell the children we thought of them daily. What they were thinking, suffering, struggling with, through this time also.

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    What a story!! Darin, thankful you are on this side of the journey. Angie you are a trouper. Peace to both of you and your children.

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    Stephanie Buker

    There wasn't a day that went by I didn't think of you and your family. In the time of your illness I learned so much about the power of hope. Good to be a part of your lives again.

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    I questioned God,I believed,I was afraid,In it all God has proved Himself faithful.Darin,Im so happy to hear your voice again.Angie and the kids,I salute your courage and endurance.

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    Darin, to hear you say, "You've just been released into the wild" brought a big smile... welcome back. Continuing to pray for you and Angie and the young Huffords.

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    Cathy Jarrett

    By the Grace of God, you are still here. I prayed for you and your family. Love, love,love you!

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    Tears of joy and thanksgiving. It is soooo good to hear your voice again. I am rejoicing with you and your amazing wife.

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    I'm very glad you're not dead bud. You're wife is awesome and thank you

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    Joshquinn Andrews

    Welcome back! That was some ordeal you went through that of course it would be hard for me to imagine. You are a strong man and I think it was the prayers, support and love of everyone that has played a huge role as well. You are right in that we don't really need to rally/encourage people to help others as it come naturally. I pray you would continue to get even better.

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    Brigit C.

    LOVE IT!! Darin, Angie, Aimzzz! = :-) Angie, this made me cry more than any other podcast to date.

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    Thank you so much for this podcast. Please know from a survivor of something similar, Darin, you are dealing with post traumatic stress disorder. It's tough stuff, and I will be continuing to pray for you as you work it all out. Would enjoy talking with you about it, and wonder if someday we might get a chance to do just that. Love you all, and looking forward to hearing more as you travel this journey.

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    So nice to hear your voices again Darin, Angie and Aimee. Thanks for the courage it must have taken to reflect upon what must have been a horrendous set of circumstances with this podcast. I very much hope that the days ahead are bright and that those significant residual health concerns will be healed. Cheers mates.

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    Stuart and Gail

    Darin - it's so good to hear your voice again. Angie... you've been incredible. God is so amazing, and you're an answer to prayer - we continue praying total healing for you in the months ahead as you build up your strength again. Lots of love from our family to yours.

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    I can't express how glad my heart is that you are back and you sound just like yourself. Love you all!

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    Amazing...I am speechless, and grateful. Angie, I am particularly moved by what you shared. Love you all.

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    Darin, it is such a blessing to hear you again. I have never met you, but love you man. I am sooooo glad you made it man. So overjoyed at God's goodness!! You are the miracle man

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    Lynne M

    Darin, you are so, so, so loved. I am so happy that my prayers and contributions could help make a small difference in your life as you have made such a big difference in mine. And it is good to know that prayers do matter and God does answer them. You're ordeal has taught me this. Take it slow and keep fighting the good fight. You are a true miracle and inspiration to us all. I hope to meet you one day. Love you!!

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    Dear Darin, I Love you more then you will ever know, You will always be my spiritual father and Angie my spiritual mother, and a good friend, I miss you, I could not except that you where so sick, I was honored by your wife to come visit you with my wife one time, I am so happy God healed you heard Angies prayers, Gods prayers and all the zillion of prayers heaven prayed for you. You mean everything to me. I love you. Please , Please know you are so loved by me and all the children of God , You are like the father in heaven himself. Please all i ask is you keep me in your heart Darin, Angie family and all here. You are Love! Peace my friend and friends. please pray for me,ive been very sick myself,i love you please sir be honered for ever my friend,

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    Nancy Barnum

    Sitting here crying at the sound of your voices. Thank you Lord!!!!! 7 months, wow. Tears falling down my face with gratitude that you are still here Darin. Much love to you and Angie and your families. Amy, so good to hear your voice. We love you all so very much.

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    Exceedingly happy to hear you and to know that you are well again!!! I love you all!!!

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    William Seabrooke

    Darin; it is so good to hear u again. God's ways certainly are far beyond our ways. Praise His mighty name!

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    So awesome to hear your voices! Tears in my eyes most of the time as I listened. Great to hear you say, you are released, into the wild. May you continue to feel the Lord's presence close to you as well as his people. Continued prayers for complete healing.

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    So great to hear your voice again Darin.May God give you rest and peace and comfort for the days to come and may He encourage Angie and your children.Love you!!!!!

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    Christie & Taylor

    Great to hear you again, very comforting. Praying for your complete healing.

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    jim czerwinski

    Welcome back Darin! From one miracleman to another, GOD IS GOOD!! Positive attitude is everything! Keep up the good work! You have a AWESOME friend in Travis.

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    You mentioned the choice. At the beginning of your drama, I was in deep prayer concerning you as were many people of course. I had an out-of-body vision of that choice and it went EXACTLY how you said it. Thank you for confirming that I am not completely crazy! LOL

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    You mentioned the choice. At the beginning of your drama, I was in deep prayer concerning you as were many people of course. I had an out-of-body vision of that choice and it went EXACTLY how you said it. Thank you for confirming that I am not completely crazy! LOL

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    D, this is so inspiring bro. As I shared with you before, there are so many parallels to our stories...I wasn't in ICU or an induced coma, but did suffer many complications. I was grateful for Angie's updates on gave me the strength to fight like you. I had to laugh when you said you were never afraid of needles before but now you are...I look at it this way...we now have an intolerance to needles. Same goes to fearing a doctor or nurse approaching you. I feel the same way. I loved when Angie said that God knew. He knew you were going to face a crisis and made changes in your life. Same for us bro...we had someone knock on our door and ask to buy our house of 20 years and it wasn't on the market. God knew too...He started making changes in our life 2 months before my crisis. Angie sounds just like my wife....challenging the docs to keep me going. They were our adovacates. God chose well for us. Thank you for giving me the strength to carry on. I pray daily for you guys.

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    Warren Aldrich

    So, so very thankful that you are around for Angie and for all of us and for me.

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    Darin, I am so glad to hear your voice! I'm so glad The Lord kept you. Welcome back. I only started listening to the podcast a few months back. I had no idea what you had been going through. And when I heard it really made me sad. My heart went out to you and you family. The podcast made me feel like I knew you guys so I really was praying for you. I'm just glad you're back. Tony Tate

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    Danielle Miglio

    I so enjoyed hearing your voices. I cried, laughed and rejoiced. God is good and HE restores all things. LOVE LOVE LOVE

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    I am glad you are better Darin, but with all due respect I really hope this experience has brought you to repentance. I have heard things on FB like prayer is just 'thoughts' not specific prayer and that the word of God is not important. You have preached heresies, (many others) and I do believe this whole thing was from God. In your heart of hearts you know why. False teachings damage people and take them away from God. I pray you have repented now and will follow the true Jesus Christ.

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    Brigit C.

    MARY: Keep posting stupid comments like the one above and you'll just keep our fire fueled to continue this journey and freedom towards Christ, because of the love of Christ. Your arrogance shows that your religion is your own self righteous ego -- exactly what FBs escaped from. Your comment alone exposes that you may listened selectively to these podcasts but never heard. I'll be praying for you and those like you who need Love reduced to fear, and relationship reduced to comparing "correct" theology -- which I'm sure yours is, right??

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    Hi Mary. There are heaps of people here who can help you with any of the podcast shows or discuss the content of them. I find that it is easy to take things out of context if I only listen to one or two but having listened to a number of them Darin's comments can make more sense. He often uses humour or irony to make a point which some folks can misconstrue as being literal. Personally I haven't got the same impression as you mentioned above about prayer or that the old/new testament is not important. There is a forum which better suited for this as folks can subscribe to a particular discussion and get email notifications when someone posts. If you are interested just click on the Forum heading at the top of the page, register and you will be good to go.

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    Hey Darin Good to see a new pod-cast come up. Call me or send me your mailing address, I don't think I have it anymore. Love you. Let's talk. PS. Really glad you're still with us...we need all the handsome guys we can get.

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    Angie and Darin, Good to hear about God's wonders in your life! Thanks for the testimony about how God's body contributed to make this road you are on more smooth. All praise to Him! HalleluYah!

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    Jim D

    I think what would make Mary cry is if someone tore some pages from a bible and flushed them down a toilet. Now crying over something like that is compassionate.

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    Bart B

    Mary, I had cancer 27 years ago and God hasn't had the time apparently to tell me what He was punishing me for. Since you have the time and ability to fill in for God on these sorts of things would you be willing to share from the depths of your love and wisdom what God wants to say to me? You're truly an inspiration. How wonderful that the God you perceive is just like you. Waiting breathlessly for your insights Thanks!

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    I'm really pleased that the prayers for you and your family by myself and others have been answered. Great podcast I cried much of the way through it, Angie particularly got me started as I know what it is to watch someone suffer.(My mum was diagnosed with cancer last July), but the joy she and your family must be feeling having you back. I will pray for your continual recovery. I'm much looking forward to more of your great podcasts

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    Oh Mary... If you only many of us me included where damaged so badly we did not even know who we where and for me, I was so deeply hurt that it was hard to live this life, even though there was no particular hardship. Thoughts of suicide crossed my mind once in a while, though I tried to fight them...since I had to. Now I am on a discovery of what life is about, I find new experiences that enrich my entire world. Its not all roses of course. But I would never exchange that for what was before. And I wish sometimes, I had come to this way more back in time. Since I have been on this journey to my own heart, Darins podcasts encouraged me to go on. To listen to my heart. Its not Darin, he just confirmed what I felt myself already, put it into words. Now, if you still believe God needs to force people to live his way by putting illness on them, I say poor you. Because thats a really mean God you are believing in. I hope you will find out that God actually is way more loving.

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    Oh Mary... If you only many of us me included where damaged so badly we did not even know who we where and for me, I was so deeply hurt that it was hard to live this life, even though there was no particular hardship. Thoughts of suicide crossed my mind once in a while, though I tried to fight them...since I had to. Now I am on a discovery of what life is about, I find new experiences that enrich my entire world. Its not all roses of course. But I would never exchange that for what was before. And I wish sometimes, I had come to this way more back in time. Since I have been on this journey to my own heart, Darins podcasts encouraged me to go on. To listen to my heart. Its not Darin, he just confirmed what I felt myself already, put it into words. Now, if you still believe God needs to force people to live his way by putting illness on them, I say poor you. Because thats a really mean God you are believing in. I hope you will find out that God actually is way more loving.

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    Teri Undreiner

    Oh dear Mary.....those are not at all the things of which Darin speaks.Repentance means to "change one's mind", if you knew Darins heart, you would know that the change took place many years ago. But, I understand your belief system. Most of us were there,but the problem being, if you took that system and thought all the way through to it's "rational" end, you would them have to admit that any sickness or ordeal experienced by ANYONE you loved would have the same scenario. Had you THOUGHT deeply and consciously about that first, you could never say it. You are speaking from teachings being put ON and IN you. To say such a thing to a man that has gone through what he has, is so deeply disturbing and the flippant, " I'm glad you're better" was completely demolished with your " in all due respect". It wasn't respect. It was a further violation of what he has endured all ready. I hope it is YOU that will undergo a change of thinking in the "sickness"arena but not by experience.

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    Teri Undreiner

    And I don't say this any malice and judgement because I know that you just haven't thought it through to it's end. Jesus grew angry at the Pharisees and Sadducee's for this very reason. They put burdens on people that were too heavy to bear. Weights like this. But Jesus came to lift off the weights put on by religion.He spoke, " I did not come to condemn the world but to love it and give my life as a ransom for all. You see, He already bore judgement in Himself, so that we wouldn't have to. Even if we WERE severely wrong. It's the goodness of God that leads us to repentance, not evil. If you believe in Jesus, you would remember that He spoke of where "killing, stealing, and destroying" came from. That was the "other guy", not God. Dear Mary...let this mind be in you...

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    Diane Tucker

    Mary....may you come to know the height, width and depth of God's love that has risen Daren from a certain death and led many of us to the path of love....

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    Mary, I have 3 daughters who hope to be wed someday. But if a man came along and told them he would curse them with near death if they didn't jump through hoops to "obey" him..he would NOT be permitted to marry (let alone date) my daughters. Maybe think about the kind of God you're talking about here.

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    thank you for letting me know.

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    alicia fasshauer

    wow wow wow!!! Praise God!! We love u Darin!!! Welcome back

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    Words simply cannot describe how happy I felt to hear this podcast. The family and friends of Darin and Angie have been in my prayers and it's so wonderful to hear your voices again! Thank God. Miracles still happen!

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    Happy happy heart over here

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    Carol M

    Ahhh! Dearest Angie and Darin, friends connected by the heart.

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    I feel utterly devastated after listening to this. Whilst im very glad darin made it through I feel utterly abandoned by God, as when i heard darin say he would not be here if it wasnt for peoples prayers it only reminded me of the fact nothing happened when my dad died in hospital 4 years ago. I prayed as much as i could yet found it very difficult. It seemed like my dad's eternal destiny was in my hands. I had hardly anyone to help pray for the situation and this is cos i'd been in a "desert"for many years (20+) that i knew of very few to help pray. This talk made me feel that if only i had more people praying my dad might have survived his heart attack and deterioration in hospital and might have become a believer too. Now it feels like i've been deceived the whole time for years and years...maybe i hadnt been in the desert but the wasteland of a garbage dump instead?! Would God have been a failure if Darin didnt survive? Why does prayer only get talked about if we get answers?

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    Two totally different situations Jeremy with a set of circumstances specific to each one. I'm not sure that you can extrapolate anything from what happened in Darin's circumstances to the sad case of your father's death. If there is a God, for me I'm not so sure, but it defies logic that a God who loves requires a certain amount of prayer to tip the scales of destiny one way or the other. I know this sounds hard but your premise about having a particular number of people for your Dad to become a believer and avoid his cardiac event may be faulty. Do you think things would change for the better if you changed your thinking about this one point? What I do know is that life is fragile. Our lives are precious but the most distressing things happen to good people all the time. Why does this happen? I don't know. It has been one of the major themes that have vexed thinking people down through the ages.

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    Hi Jeremy, I can totally understand why this podcast would make you feel down. It's especially hard to make sense out of something that feels/appears senseless and unfair (like your dad's death). Don't compare your situation to Darin's because you won't find answers that way. I don't want to sound insensitive or elitist but it might help to ask God for his perspective on your situation. I don't mean to sound trite but I'll bet you've learnt a lot and become a kinder person because of your suffering. It's never wasted, pain is never wasted. Also, we talk about answered prayer because it makes us so happy when we get exactly what we want, it feels like God loves us more when things go our way. He doesn't love us less when they don't. In fact, the question may be; what's God doing in the background when I'm in pain? What is he orchestrating for my good? Sounds cheesy but I'll bet he's still got some wonderful stuff for your life. It won't always make sense but hang in there.

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    James Pesch

    Missed you guys! So glad you're back Darin.

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    Faith Thomson

    Hi Jeremy, I had someone from work that I really cared for and prayed harder than I had ever prayed before...but she died anyway. It even felt like she died faster because I was praying. It hurt to lose her. Haven't figured out why miracles are so random. But I so don't buy the numbers thing where if only enough people pray... Sorry you lost your dad...sounds like you might have been very close to him? Take care..

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    Hi Jeremy, Sorry for your grief, sometimes I think it is good to remember the resurrection message of Easter. In other words there is heaps of stuff we can't understand yet, but we believe that for believers in Jesus there will be better things to come, even better compared to life on earth when we are with the Lord in eternal life.

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    Cheers to your health Darin and family. I just looked you up after years couldn't remember the name of your site except the words 'into the wild' ha - sorry things have been so rough for U lately and I'm glad you are on the mend -God is good.

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    Darin, I'm just so glad to hear you're doing better, that your wife fought for you, that you've been surrounded by love, prayers and support while fighting for life and while healing. I hope you continue to heal and that you have several more years with your amazing wife and children.

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    Dear, dear Mary, It is that kind of thinking and so much more that left me feeling depressed, worthless, unloved, as if I'd never be good enough for the God of Christianity. I spent so long feeling the same feelings I'd felt while in a horribly abusive relationship. I wanted to please this God. I wanted to be good enough. I set aside my own humanity and personality, my own thoughts and views. Then, just before finding Darin's book, I started questioning what was happening to me, why I felt so sad, so empty, so depressed when this religion, this God was supposed to cleanse me, love me and make me feel better. It is that thinking that has kept me from even defining my belief. Though I think most Believers here still hold to God, Jesus and the Bible, I no longer do. For me, it's love, humanity, compassion. Conversations about God can make me nervous and anxious for that very reason. Maybe it's living in the Bible belt. Or maybe it's the only way I could find peace after so much pain. IDK

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    Darin Hufford

    Thanks Cathy. You're the best:)

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    I liked the book. So much good stuff there. However, I would like to see Darin go a one more step forward and release his belief in the blood atonement. I went down the same path that Darin describes in his book. At first there is reidual fear that doesn't allow one to disbelieve the blood atonement. However,it's a fact that this theology of the blood atonement was added after Jesus' death. It doesn't make any sense, and would be against the nature of God. Look into it.

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    Darin Hufford

    I'm not sure what about the blood atonement theology you are referring to. I do talk about my beliefs concerning the cross in the book. You may have missed it. Can you be more specific?

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