No parent expects their high-achieving child to end up with a life prison sentence. Shattered by this reality, Carol Kent had to reframe what it means to live fully amid unchanging, hard circumstances. She now has multiple opportunities to benefit inmates and their families through her speaking, writing, and the organizations she and her husband have founded.
Author Carol Kent tells us about the midnight phone call that changed her family's life.
How did a little bit of laughter remind you that you were human during a time of unthinkable trial?
How did God give you the strength to keep going on before the start of your son's murder trial?
How did God show you how He could use you for ministry in the early days of your son's incarceration?
How did your friends minister to you as you waited for your son's trial to begin?
Describe your emotions as you heard the judge announce the verdict in Jason's trial.
Why is it important to be honest with yourself when enduring a painful trial?
What ministry opportunities does Jason have among his fellow inmates?
How do you yield yourself allowing God to work in His way when it means it might be painful for you?
What are some of the hard choices you had to make as you faced your life-changing trial?
What words of encouragement do you have for those who are struggling in the middle of their own trials?