Category Archives: Suffering

Abundant life includes pain and struggle

It sometimes doesn’t feel good to be a Christian on the straight and narrow. Continue reading

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Weakness is the way

Does God allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong? Continue reading

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Discipline vs. Punishment

Jesus bore the punishment our sin (all of it) deserved. Should we then be uncomfortable with the thought that God punishes believers for specific sins? Continue reading

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How does his story end?

An attack of Satan and the sovereignty of God. How does it end? Continue reading

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Do you think they are worse sinners?

Do people encounter a fates in this life (whether good or bad) based on actions in a former life? How should we read the outcomes when people are senselessly murdered or seemingly victims of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Continue reading

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We have no power

Make a courageous admission: Some of us need to turn to God and confess, Continue reading

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The friend of God

Learning about life with God from the friend of God. Continue reading

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When life feels difficult

I’ve often asked God for green pastures and still waters. God has been faithful to provide times of rest and refreshment.  Continue reading

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Responding to grief

Deep reflection on grief and grieving. Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (by C. S. Lewis)

Can you think of other purposes? Continue reading

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