Category Archives: Suffering

What is your experience of God’s grace?

It seemed like a simple enough question, but I was clueless as to how to answer.  I was 22, had grown up in the church, and was at Princeton Seminary preparing for ministry. It was a question which I had … Continue reading

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You are NO god

Most people desire a god who will give them only what they want.  They want a small god! Why limit God to your desires? Many people say to God: “God, be me!  Do what I want, approve what I approve, like … Continue reading

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Welcoming Difficulty

Americans are funny people. While we yearn for life on easy street, we are attracted to people who have made their way despite a long season of difficulty in their lives. While we are drawn to heroes who have overcome … Continue reading

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Life Needs Suffering

Every branch that does bear fruit God prunes  so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2 The church had a hedge wrapped around the whole outside of the building.  Every year the men of the church trimmed the … Continue reading

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Is This God’s Doing?

My child, I have a message for you today. Let me whisper it in your ear so any storm clouds that may arise will shine with glory, and the rough places you may have to walk will be made smooth. … Continue reading

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