Category Archives: Suffering

A screaming room in every hospital

The doctor thought to himself that there should be a screaming room in every hospital. Continue reading

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Lead us not into temptation?

Is there a difference between trials and temptations? Continue reading

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Five pillars of life

Teach this to your group.

Each part of the story in combination with the others must become a lens for the way we look at life. Continue reading

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An excellet article!

I’ve learned a lot about grief. I have seen how it attacks meaning and motivation. Grief creeps up and seizes a moment, an hour, an afternoon. I think it’s going to be like this for a while. Continue reading

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Do we get what we deserve?

Are those who encounter tragedy people whose wickedness had qualified them for it? Continue reading

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Nature’s wonders follow the plow

Are you safe and undisturbed, living lazily in the sunshine – the picture of sleepy contentment? Continue reading

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Understanding trials

Prepared for the tough parts of the journey.  Continue reading

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Honest thoughts about grief

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid…. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed.

The death of a beloved is an amputation.

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The outcome of our suffering

Sometimes we are not sure of all the purposes involved in our suffering. I am encouraged by the hope that the outcome would be a display of… 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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