Tag Archives: Suffering

Oceans of Grace

The human me is prone to complaining, controlling, and criticizing. An unmasked, ugly human inside…the me that I try to forget and hide behind a smile, nice clothes, and good manners. Continue reading

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When God Says “No”

When I don’t get want I want, what will I do? We can all think of a time when God said, “No,” to something we wanted. My trust runs thin in those moments, and I want to shout, “You don’t love me!” to the heavens. Continue reading

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He is Always Enough

When we come up short in life…when we feel tired…when there’s too much conflict…too much loss…too much work…He is there. And where He is, there is always enough. Continue reading

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How Does Faith Survive Suffering?

Living daily with suffering is like walking a tight rope or standing on the edge of cliff. The desire to jump into the self pity and let the pain engulf hope is strong. Continue reading

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Can I Trust God When I Feel Ripped Off?

“I want to speak with your manager,” I said a little too loudly as I stood in the check-out line of the retail store facing off with the young clerk. When the manager arrived, I explained again that the child’s board … Continue reading

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He Fights for You

“Mommy, will you check under my bed? And in my closet?” I loved this nightly ritual when my daughters went through a scared-of-the-dark stage. I stood tall with hands on hips and said in a stern voice,”Those monsters are scared of me. They wouldn’t dare … Continue reading

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Growing in Hard Places

I dedicate this blog post to women (and men) who are growing in hard places. I know some of you–battling cancer, healing from abuse, keeping families together, enduring pain–broken marriages, lost children, suffering bodies. Take a look at that photo on the … Continue reading

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