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This is the story of JD, from his blog ‘A Devoted Life’… an encouraging testimony of God’s extraordinary work in an ordinary life. I pray that his story would be your story also.


I have often wondered what the purpose of my life is.  If I were to have one opportunity to make my case, what case would I want to communicate?  What is the message of my story?

I believe that I have a story that is worth reading.  I will allow you to be the judge of that.  I believe it is of value not because I am special or have done anything special.  I am very ordinary and have done merely the typical.  The value of my story lies in the foundation of truths that are beyond my life and my time.  My hope is that through my story you may be pointed in a direction that is far beyond me and my understanding.  That is what I have attempted to do here in these following words.  This is my feeble attempt to tell you what is of most importance to me and why I think it should matter to you.  I have no idea who may read this story.  I am not advocating a certain form of morality or lifestyle.  I am writing this because I really care about you and your future regardless of your lifestyle.  I ask for your patience while you read since it is long but please know that I write with the intention of only wanting the best for you.


I grew up in rural Idaho, USA.  The memories of what still feels like home to me are set on a farm a few miles outside of a small agricultural town.  The home of my youth was an old farm-house surrounded by a large yard and mature trees.  This landscape had plenty of trees, rock piles, and space for a boy to explore, build forts, and allow his imagination to run wild.

Read the rest of J D’s story here.