My life changed radically one night about three a.m. I was twenty-three years old and working on an oil drilling rig in Colorado. Earlier that day maintenance had been done on this powerful machine, capable of lifting a hundred tons of drilling pipe out of the ground. Two sizable pieces of hardware, which carried that

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Imagine a half dozen teenage boys going through a church confirmation class. On second thought, don’t try to imagine that. That was me at fourteen. The class was as exciting as watching the hour hand of a clock. Discussions centered around church stuff, rather than God stuff. We knew so little about God that church

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