When Peace Like a River

There is something uncomfortable about silence and free time when you are used to busyness.  It’s like a shock to your system when you suddenly realize you can’t even remember how to have a deep thought.  Or when you sit down to have a conversation, and don’t really have anything interesting to say.

In a time when noise is ubiquitous, silence is abrasive and invigorating.

By Todd Engstrom

Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth.

God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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