Tag Archives: suffering

Pray Your Tears

About ten years ago I got a phone call that no one ever wants to get. My wife called me to tell me that my nephew and youngest son Caleb’s best friend, Josh Bixler, had put a hand gun to … Continue reading

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The Jail

I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a narrow beige room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of lovers and vulgar epithets were etched on the walls. Loud voices and the … Continue reading

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The Loss

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. ~ Job Bridge to Terabithia is a story of a special friendship between a young boy and girl. Although from different backgrounds, their hearts … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Thorn

 …A thorn in the flesh was given to me… And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:7,9 Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others. The real … Continue reading

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Bears in the Wilderness

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Monsters and Mangers

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.                                                         … Continue reading

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Averted Vision

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the cords of Orion? Job 38:31 For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose. But you may not look directly … Continue reading

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