My decision to give away ownership of Hobby Lobby: I chose God
When my wife and I learned she was pregnant, we made the decision to homeschool. We knew that would be a life-changing decision for us. We thought, right now, this was the best decision we ever made for ourselves… We believed what God was going to do would be better for us than what we could have done ourselves. We figured God would use the baby for His glory (through faith in His Word and His promises).
However, after spending the first six months of our pregnancy in a hospital, I began to question God’s plans. I wanted to know why I was being punished, because I did everything God intended for me to do, and I did it well.
We had a huge problem from the beginning. Our older son at the time, Brandon, had been in a horrific accident on the way home from a friend’s house. He had been riding his bike home, when he lost control and hit a car that was backing out of a driveway. Brandon was thrown from his bike, hit his head and ended up in the emergency room. Brandon was comatose for a couple of days, then moved to an intensive care unit, where he had a series of brain surgeries and was kept in a coma for another four months. We prayed constantly about him, and we prayed about leaving the hospital.
I was asked to be the prayer leader in our church. I was shocked. In our church we had four children. I was the only one who had experience with being a parent and working outside the home. I had a degree in business and worked outside the home, in a factory. After being asked to be the prayer leader in our church, I told the elders, “I’ve only been a parent for two weeks. I’ve never really had to be a parent before. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.”
The elder of each area asked, “How can you know what you’re supposed to do?”
I responded, “I know what you’re supposed to do: You’re supposed to let God lead your life and to trust Christ for His purpose in your life.”
The elder responded, “You know what your purpose is. What makes