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Our Stories of the Unexpected

On October 17, 1989, I was traumatically robbed when five men broke into my house and dragged me out of the shower at gunpoint. In that debilitating moment of pain, my peace was stolen from me, and I was forced to walk an unexpected road to recovery.
On March 16, 2014, my husband, suddenly found myself on a road that would lead to a fight for my life. Initially the doctors thought it was Pneumonia, but after an Echocardiogram they quickly discovered my situation was much more critical. After an emergency transport by helicopter to the Heart Center, and thirty-six hours after my battle initially began, three doctors met my wife in the hospital waiting room and said, “Stephen is simultaneously experiencing congestive heart failure and pulmonary failure. He’s between a rock and a hard place.”
Here are our stories on video of pain and disruption, from our new book: Unexpected: What to Do When Life Disrupts Your Plans. They are testaments to God’s extraordinary faithfulness in our darkest hours.
Order Unexpected Today on AmazonKindle, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million

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Karen Blandino is a pastor's wife, Texan, mother and counselor. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling from TCU and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UTA. She has served 14 years in education and is currently working on her LPC. She and her husband planted 7 City Church in Ft. Worth, Texas where they serve as lead pastors.

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