Check out my new commercial! I had a great time working with some hilarious folks!
I had a great time portraying Obed-Edom for the Eyewitness Bible Series!
2 Samuel 6:1-19, 1 Chronicles 13:1-14, 16:37-38
Special thanks to Linda McAlister, Becky Davis Turner, and Freihofer Casting.
"King David has rebuilt Jebus, the City of David. He has united the tribes of Israel under his leadership and begun conquering all his enemies. His kingship is going well and he remembers that the Ark of the Covenant is not being revered. He also remembers the Ark had been captured by the Philistines during the time of Eli, the last of the judges. God had inflicted the Philistines with plagues because they had the Ark, so they sent it back to the Israelites at Beth Shemesh. The first Israelites to receive the Ark had looked inside. This horribly offensive act cause God to destroy seventy of them. In their fear, they sent the Ark to be housed at Keriath Jearim in the house of Abinadab. The Ark had remained there ever since."
About a year ago, December of 2020, I received a text from my wife that would change our lives forever. She wanted me to come home. Fear and dread began to well up within me. I was pretty sure what was about to transpire. My wife was 19 weeks pregnant with our second child. A couple days before she had experienced a tiny bit of bleeding. I Googled everything regarding bleeding and pregnancy. I tried to stay calm and get some rest, but my mind raced…anxiety, fear, dread…of what might be…of what may already be. The next day I was headed to go have lunch with some missionaries when I got the text to come home. I turned my car around and headed back to our house. I walked into the door, she walked into the door. I could see it all over her face. We had lost the baby. That sounds so strange doesn’t it? “We lost the baby.” We didn’t lose a baby. Our baby had died. Oh, the soft language we create to try to sweeten a bitter cup and soften a heavy blow. How could this be? Maybe the doctor was wrong. Maybe the sonogram machine was broken. Surely, my baby could not be gone. We had prayed for him and God had answered our prayers. The Bible says children are a gift from the Lord. How could this gift be gone? All the hopes and dreams I had for this child had been snatched from me in the blink of an eye. “So many people don’t want their children,” I thought to myself, "this isn’t fair." I want my children. How can this happen to us?
It is now December of 2021. My wife just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Jack Foster Bozarth. We prayed for him and God has answered our prayers. I’ve been thinking a lot about our loss last year and our beautiful gift this year. I’m still trying to figure out how to deal with the tension between grief and joy, disappointment and hope. The questions surrounding such tragic situations are largely unanswerable. I don’t understand how God sovereignly works in the affairs of man, but I trust Him. He has a purpose for everything. If we had not lost our son last year in a late miscarriage, our newborn son could not have existed. The timing would not have worked. How do I reconcile the purposes of God for my son who is gone with the purposes of God for my son who lives? I can never know the answer to such things on this side of heaven, but I do think about them…wrestle with them. The Apostle Paul says in Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” But of course, knowing something to be true and feeling something to be true can be two different things. I can intellectually acknowledge a Truth, but the feelings of pain and sorrow do not just magically disappear. Grief is a process. Hope is a process.
Life is filled with loss, grief, hope, and joy. In this world we will have tribulation. Some people seem to have more of one than the other, but who really knows the tears someone else has cried before laying their head down to sleep? We do not have the grace to walk in someone else’s shoes. God gives us the grace to walk out the path He has laid for us. His grace is sufficient. Each one’s path will undoubtedly be filled with loss and grief, but thanks be to God for the rays of sun that pierce through even the darkest of nights.
No matter what you may be going through today, do not despair. We serve a God who is able to turn our mourning into dancing. I can’t begin to explain the ways of God. Again, Paul in Romans says, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!" God does give and take away, and I will bless His Name. I thank God for Jack Foster. He is our miracle baby. And one day we will meet his brother in heaven. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
Fifteen or twenty years ago I wrote a children's story called "Peter and Penelope Pinochet's Particularly, Positively, Providentially, Pleasant, Good Day." I have always loved to use my imagination and creativity to encourage people and make them laugh. I've always wanted to publish the story as a book, but because I'm a perfectionist could never finish it, primarily because of the illustrations. Finally, I decided I would illustrate it myself. I have always loved to draw so I am taking the plunge. Now that I have a toddler, printing this book and having it in real life will be extra special and meaningful. I can't wait to read it to my daughter.
This book is a delightful story about two sibling's adventures when they set out to make everything they do one day start with the letter "P." They go to Aunt Polly's purple, pear, pine-tree orchard, etc., etc. It's a lot of fun. I think it will be fun for parents and kids alike!
I'm raising the funds to self-publish and get it printed. It will also be available online to purchase at some point. Thank you again for your help in bringing this vision to fruition!
Check out my Kickstarter.
Be sure to catch me on an all new episode of Murder Made Me Famous, this Saturday night on REELZ.
Directed by the amazing Adam Dietrich with cinematography by Osman Tello.
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I wrote a poem today.
Hi, I'm Chad Bozarth. These are my encouraging, inspiring, uplifting and life changing words to help you change your life, become a billionaire, marry a supermodel and live forever.