Category Archives: Comfort

No one came to my support

At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. It’s natural to default toward self-pity and resentment when we feel forgotten and unappreciated. Continue reading

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The God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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The anxiety we feel in death

Our Creator did not allow death to have the final word. Life in our present physical bodies is not our only existence. Continue reading

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Living fully between already and not yet

Gospel-based living must be understood in the context of “Already (In between) and Not yet.”  This way of seeing things will protect us from perplexing misunderstandings corrected by the apostle Paul in Romans 5-8. The three parts (Already, In between and … Continue reading

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Every day is NOT a great day

Do we now live in cultures that encourage unrealistic expectations of uninterrupted happiness? I find it troubling when the Church strains to paint everything in such positive terms that believers are shocked and perhaps disillusioned by trials and suffering. Continue reading

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God is an active presence during our suffering

God is an active presence in the midst of trouble, hardship and suffering. Continue reading

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Good advice for adult children of divorce

10 helpful points for people who never had the benefit of seeing a loving, committed marriage modeled for them. These points are especially helpful to those who suffered wounds when their parents’ marriage ended that make it difficult for them to trust other people, and even God. Continue reading

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