Category Archives: Suicide

Do we expect too much?

Do we have unrealistic expectations of happiness in western culture? Do we expect to experience unbroken tranquility in a world that has fallen from its Creator? Do we have a place for the groaning described in Romans 8:22-23? “We know … Continue reading

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Wisdom on suffering

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” (Psalm 62:8). Dick Keyes “The Bible does not give us a quick and easy answer to why God allows evil to continue … Continue reading

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Two columns this weekend

It’s been my privilege to write for two newspapers for many years. This weekend, I had columns in the Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania (USA) and the Sunday News of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (USA). The combined potential readership is over half a … Continue reading

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When a pastor’s son takes his life

My first funeral to conduct as a young pastor was for the former pastor’s son who had taken his life. _____________________________ Public figures like California Megachurch Pastor, Rick Warren, find it hard to suffer privately. When the Warren’s youngest son, … Continue reading

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A discouraged servant of God (action points)

  We can learn a lot about discouragement and how to find our way out of it by looking closely at a great servant of God who reached a deep state of despondency. His name is Elijah and he became … Continue reading

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Just let me die

It might surprise you to know how many people just want to die. Continue reading

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