Category Archives: Divine Lottery

Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Looking for BIG solutions when life is difficult

As the oldest son of eleven children (seven boys), growing up in a large family came with a deeper sense of responsibility to help with the needs of our home. Two major crisis increased the intensity of my sense of … Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Anxiety, Contentment, Despair, Discouragement, Divine Lottery, Encouragement, Grace, Gratitude, Leadership, Loss, Suffering, Thankfulness, Trials | 1 Comment

Earthquakes, geologists and theologians

  Over the last century, humans have gained more control over life than ever before. Advancements in science, technology and medicine have allowed us to feel like we can master just about anything. But how much control do we really … Continue reading

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