When the pastor who married us thirty-eight years ago read When God Breaks Your Heart, he called me with this summary insight: Ed, this is a very moving book. But the star of the book isn’t you; it’s Judy!
I couldn’t agree more. She’s not only the star of the book; she’s the star of my life.
And being the star of my life isn’t easy for a girl from Bakersfield who hates to fly and feels uncomfortable in front of big crowds. Our life together has forced her out of her comfort zone many times–trips to missions stations in the bush of Africa, the jungle of Thailand, the streets of Hanoi, Singapore, Nairobi, and Amsterdam, or spontaneous invitations to “join Ed” up front at a conference or big event.
A few years ago, I asked her to do something we’d never done together–be interviewed for national radio! What a privilege to sit next to her in the recording studio of our good friends at Ambassador Advertising where we were interviewed by Charles Morris, speaker of “Haven Today” (and also a good friend to Judy and I). Even I have to admit to being a little nervous…it’s not always easy sharing vulnerably about your life knowing that thousands will end up listening…yet we’re so thankful for the opportunity to share the message of our book, When God Breaks Your Heart. We’re passionately committed to seeing God use it to reach broken hearts, and looking forward to hearing how He will use the radio broadcast to comfort the hurting–especially during these difficult financial days.
Well, I’m happy to admit that the star of my book was the star of the program! Click here to hear her great performance.
Here’s a picture of the four of us, me, Judy, our friend at Ambassador, Lee Ann Jackson, and of course, Charles Morris.