faith, Giveaway, suffering

If I see God in Everything, even Suffering (“Streams in the Desert” Giveaway)

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 to take up their cross …

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Bible study, cancer, comfort, grief, suffering, Uncategorized

What Do We Do With Suffering? #WordWednesday (Part 1)

  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 cook. Yesterday’s grief resulted in …

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suffering, thanksgiving, the love of God, trials

Is the Heart of God on Trial in Your Life?

  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 and the heart of God …

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