Category Archives: Crisis

Where glory meets my suffering

You can experience the place where the hurt and the Healer collide by meeting with “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” (II Corinthians 1:3-4). Continue reading

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Should married couples separate?

When I began ministry (35 years ago), I never would have imagined advising a married couple to separate. I would have understood such a need in cases involving danger, but I never thought much beyond this scenario. Gradually, I encountered individuals dealing with mates… Continue reading

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Unnoticed Crisis in America

  Our prisons stand as a largely unnoticed crisis gradually threatening social and economic stability in our nation. With more citizens incarcerated than any other nation, overcrowded prisons in America are straining State budgets and simply unable to sustain the … Continue reading

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The Art of Dying Well

Over the past thirty years or so, western culture has become more insulated from suffering and death. We’ve removed aging and dying from our homes and put them in hospitals and convalescent facilities. We prefer to visit suffering and death … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in a Crisis

I have been a regular reader of Al Mohler’s commentary/blog. Not long ago, he experienced a medical crisis. He recounts it in the link below and the lessons learned. Although circumstances differ for you or me, the lessons are wonderful … Continue reading

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