I fought with God. “I don’t want to write about that!” I told Him. Nobody wants to talk about pain and suffering being the will of God in our lives. In fact there are some preachers that preach against that. Jesus told us He came to give us abundant life. But He also told His disciples… Read More If I see God in Everything, even Suffering (“Streams in the Desert” Giveaway)
I am an emotional eater. The other day, I was upset so I drove my minivan through the McDonald’s drive-thru for some comfort food. I never get a Quarter Pounder hamburger, much less the whole meal (French fries and soda included.) But yesterday my heart hurt, so eat I did. I’m also an emotional… Read More What Do We Do With Suffering? #WordWednesday (Part 1)
Perhaps it audacious of me to attempt to write a blog post with this title. Who am I to explain why we suffer? There are no letters after my name or before it. I’m no masters of divinity recipient or doctor. I only have years of my own faith walk and Bible study and more… Read More The Reason We Suffer
When we face trials, our most common reaction is to ask God, “Why won’t you relieve us?” And when he doesn’t, we resignedly ask, “What do yo want me to do?” Now we have a new question, “Where is the Romance headed?” . . . .We are still in the drama of Act III… Read More Is the Heart of God on Trial in Your Life?
… some people brought to Him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Him to place His hands on the man. After they took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put His fingers in the man’s ears. Then He spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to… Read More Suffering Sucks but Heaven is Coming (Book Give-away!)