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Tag: suffering

Godly Grief and the Joy of the Lord

Editor’s Note: At the time of writing this article, Kelsey’s mother, Kelly, was in the final weeks of her battle with cancer. Last evening, September 10th, her mother passed away and entered into presence of the Christ. We hope ... Read More »

The Cost of Saying, “I Am A Christian”

The Houston Chronicle featured the moving story of a young woman persecuted for her Christian faith.  Sixteen-year-old Julie Afab was working in an office in Pakistan.  A man who came to the office was offended by the silver cross she wo... Read More »

How the Chains of Grief Break the Bondage of the Heart

I lost my mom in February of last year. It made for a complex 2015, with many lessons I didn’t want to learn and much sanctification I didn’t anticipate. They say hindsight is 20/20 and I really do believe it’s true. As I look back at... Read More »

Embracing the Portion of God

“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places…” Psalm 16:6 I was living a beautiful life. Married to the man I love–my best friend–for over 30 years, two wonderful children, a sweet extended family, a loving church fa... Read More »

Steady My Heart

Evening was here, and the lights in the room were off to beckon sleep, but the lights and sounds from the hallway streamed through the curtain separating our room from the screech-screech-screech of nurses’ shoes and code blues on the IC... Read More »

More Musical Musings: When It’s Not Your Fault

Last time I posted, I wrote about the Into to the Woods song, “So It’s Your Fault!” addressing the need of our generation to accept responsibility for our actions instead of shifting the blame. (Click here to read it.) In the song, m... Read More »

More Than a Bucket of Ice

The Ice Bucket Challenge* is sweeping across social media. My husband gave me the Ice-Industrial-Garbage-Container Challenge! He used my daughter’s wheelchair crane to dump 55 gallons of ice water on me to show our support and solidarity ... Read More »

Guest Post: Band-Aides for My Heart

Many of you remember Melissa Meredith and her beautiful words of encouragement to women. This summer, Melissa moved home to live with her parents to care for her mom who has been diagnosed with ALS. Melissa is chronicling this journey at ... Read More »

A Life of Forgiveness, Listening to Joseph

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. (Rom 12:17a) This is difficult to live out. The opportunity to repay evil with evil is certainly there since we live life in a fallen world. We are sinned against and we , in turn, sin against them. ... Read More »

Learning from Grief, Listening to Job

No doubt, you’re familiar with the story of Job. But have you considered that, just like Job, our response to tragedy and difficulty reveals our hearts? Job’s crisis was completely unexpected and utterly incomprehensible.  This bla... Read More »