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  • Suffering


    December 31, 2018

    Google “Types of Loneliness” and you’ll find there are at least six or seven that the have been identified, with slightly varying lists and labels. Here is a list I’ve compiled and put in my own words. Which one(s) have … Continue reading

    September 18, 2018

        As I sit down to write this, I look at the clock and it happens to be 11:30 am, precisely the time, exactly one week ago on Sunday, September 9, 2018,  I jumped off a cliff and fractured … Continue reading

    July 23, 2013

    Photo credit: allposters.com I’m pretty brave. Some would say stupid, actually. I often leave my brain behind and follow my heart where few dare to tread. Sometimes it turns out okay. Like the time I went to church disguised as … Continue reading

    June 29, 2013

      Recently someone greeted me with congratulations on the published book and said, “That’s wonderful! Your whole life seems wonderful.” I assured her I am far from wonderful,  and wondered how many others are under the same delusion. I’ve had such a … Continue reading

    April 25, 2013

    At times I’ve wondered why the Psalmist wrote that Got puts all our tears in a bottle (Psalm 56:8). I thought about it again recently, as a hidden heartache caused fresh tears to flow…. Is He really collecting these, one … Continue reading

    February 19, 2013

    Image from Smithsonianmag.com Last summer I took a homeless man into my home for an overnight stay. His stench followed him up the stairs where he steamed up my bathroom with a hot shower– using my bath soap, wash cloth … Continue reading

    February 18, 2013

    Image from www.sharedhope.org “Front door opening,” announced the electronic voice as I entered the kitchen where *Shayla was busily preparing Valentine’s candy for an upcoming banquet. I walked past the cubbies where girls hang their coats and studied her face … Continue reading

    December 15, 2012

    I know the best thing to do for the families in Connecticut right now is to sit in silence and mourn their losses with them, like Job’s friends did before they opened their big, fat mouths for forty chapters. To … Continue reading

    July 22, 2012

    Have you ever noticed that when people say, “God is good!” it’s often in the context of God doing something good for them? I got the job! God is good! They accepted our offer! Isn’t God good? No more chemo! … Continue reading

    January 17, 2012

    When my pastor asked the congregation to join him in a prolonged fast, I was tempted to decline. Grace and freedom, you know—the stuff of spiritual “maturity.” God will tell me when to fast, thank you. Except, our family was … Continue reading

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