Category Archives: discouraged

When the waters are rough

Where do we cast our anchor when waves of darkness, doubt, and fear pound on us? Continue reading

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Understanding trials

Prepared for the tough parts of the journey.  Continue reading

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Wisdom for trials and suffering

“He knows the way he takes,” even if for the moment we do not. Perhaps God is preparing us for forms of service of which at present we have no inkling. Continue reading

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Depression – a balanced understanding

This is a good time to revisit and better understand the dark shadows of depression that creep over the souls of many. Continue reading

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Life is often a winding and troubled road

The point of many biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in strange turns of life. Continue reading

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Contentment and the presence of God

The reach of God’s presence. Continue reading

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Not always Wonderful, Great, and Amazing

Have we created a Christian culture that encourages expectations of uninterrupted happiness? Are we comfortable with being uncomfortable? Can we accept the fact that it sometimes doesn’t feel good to be a Christian? Continue reading

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Remedy for discouragement

Gratitude is the one of the best remedies to discouragement. “What I have found is that the rhythm of divine renewal beats in the pulse of a purposefully grateful heart” (Ellen Vaughn, Radical Gratitude). I need divine renewal when my heart … Continue reading

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Loneliness

Be patient. Press on. Don’t give up. God is at work. Continue reading

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A thorn in the flesh?

Three purposes of thorns of affliction and much more… Continue reading

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