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THE BRIGHT SADNESS: Lent Week 2 February 25, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week.   Wandering in the wilderness for forty days without food left Jesus weak and vulnerable. Most of us are familiar with the story—Satan finds Jesus hungry and exhausted and tempts him in his weakness. “Since you are God’s Son, speak the word that will turn these stones into loaves of bread.”…

THE BRIGHT SADNESS: Ash Wednesday February 17, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week. Have you ever felt like your life was over? Maybe you know that feeling all too well. Grief, unexpected loss, betrayal, sickness—it has a way of knocking the wind out of us. When we’re told things will never again be like they once were, the sense of powerlessness is enough to…

ED’S STORY It Ain’t Over – Watch the film. February 13, 2015

“I realized that I was really dying because I had given up.” – Ed Dobson, It Ain’t Over This first film in the ED’S STORY series was released in 2011, 11 years after Ed was first diagnosed with ALS. He was initially given 2-5 years to live. We’re happy that Ed has inspired so many people with his life and with It Ain’t Over. Since it’s release, this short film has been seen several hundred thousands of times in over…

ED’S STORY My Garden – Behind the scenes photos February 9, 2015

Filmed in September of 2011, My Garden tells the remarkable story of Ed’s identity crisis.  Since ALS had forced him to retire from being a pastor, a job that he felt put on Earth to do, what would be thing that defined him?  A disease? Ed’s transparency about this difficult transition in his life should fill all of us with hope, whether we’re dealing with a disease, work, or a relationship.

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