Tag Archives: suffering

29 Dead in 24 Hours

O Lord embed your beauty and goodness deep in our hearts and hear our lament. We cry out because people are being murdered in our land faster than our eyes can brim with tears. And honestly Lord, we sometimes feel … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Devil

“Let all bitterness…be put away from you.” (Eph. 4:31) It was late at night and on the way to the hunting camp, I got lost on an old logging road and was running low on gas. I began to think about … Continue reading

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The Friend Nobody Wants

Although (Jesus) was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul. – C.S. Lewis My wife says I have more … Continue reading

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Prayer as Truth-Telling

“We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.” ~ C.S. Lewis “Into your hand I commit my spirit.” ~ Jesus and David One of the truths I grip with all my strength … Continue reading

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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 handgun to his … Continue reading

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The Jail

While Joseph was there in the prison, the LORD was with him.  Genesis 39:20 I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a four-foot-wide room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of … 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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