Finding Rest in a World You Can’t Control

You had a picture in your mind of how your life would look by now. You’ve spent years working toward it only to realize that you’ve hitched your hopes to people and circumstances you can’t control: the child who won’t get with the program, the job that got downsized, the storybook marriage that has included chapters you never expected. Even your body can’t be counted on to respond as it should. You’re hitched to the Crazy Train, and you want to get off. Make an investment in your personal sanity, and join us as we explore with counselor and teacher Julie Sparkman how we can answer the invitation of our Redeemer:

“Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you

how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it.

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”

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All of the songs that go along with the Unhitching from the Crazy Train lessons are played LIVE at the end of each session on DVD, CD and MP3. If you are interested in purchasing the music for personal use please visit or find her on iTunes. We are excited and grateful to have the opportunity to serve alongside Jenny.


“I liked that this study wasn’t just about ‘not hitching’ or removing something unhealthy that we run to, but it was also about replacing it with something richer, deeper, & better. The greater attraction of spending time alone with God & being truly fed by Him seems to be what makes the loud noise of the train soften.”


“As Julie so eloquently teaches in “Unhitching from the Crazy Train”, becoming more congruent with the person God created us to be, helps us to let go of our picture of the perfect life here on earth. We were made for so much more! I learned I really can be incompetent and unashamed! There is so much freedom in that! I highly recommend this study to anyone who has been striving their whole lives to “get it right” and desires a more intimate relationship with our Savior. As the train starts to rumble, we can jump on and be controlled by people and circumstances or unhitch and let God direct our paths. Another amazing, life-changing study from Julie Sparkman. Do not miss it!”

The Unhitching from the Crazy Train study is awesome because it draws you into how to hear Jesus for yourself . I have been to Bible studies all my life and this is the first time that anyone has really shared how to sit quietly and hear God. How to use the scripture and wait for that prick in your heart that says, ‘I’m talking to you!'”


“Crazy Train has been an incredibly rich and deep experience for me. I am so grateful you are willing to share what the Father has been showing you, Julie. I know that takes such effort, energy and commitment on your part. I wanted you to know your efforts to bring forth the deeper truths of the gospel are breaking chains in my mind and heart … It has been wonderful, maybe even more so than idolAddiction, and I am grateful.”


CRAZY TRAIN Focus for Facilitators audio CD set
CRAZY TRAIN Focus for Facilitators audio MP3 download set

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Julie Sparkman

lesson 1

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