Tag Archives: suffering

False Reading…Please Try Again

Before I get to the point of this post, I need to share some of the background thoughts that have led to this moment of awareness. As a nurse, although my practice dates decades, I have a distinct memory of … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of Suffering

God gives us glimpses into His heart by inviting us in to the fellowship of suffering. Suffering is often a uniquely personal place that defies our known ways of sharing; defies our being understood. Therefore, that which is of itself … Continue reading

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Keeping My Promise

Last night a friend asked me why I don’t write anymore. I didn’t have an answer, at least one that I wanted to confess. She said she missed reading my posts. I promised her I would write today. I asked … Continue reading

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Is Job an Exceptional Story?

This is not meant to be a teaching but rather an acknowledgement of honest questions. The book of Job, in the Bible, invites us to imagine other conversations between God and Satan. We can draw lessons for how to do … Continue reading

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Loving the Invisible Ones

A friend just posted a question on Face book, in words more eloquent than mine, asking for help in understanding why the world is standing united in response to 17 people killed in Paris and virtually ignoring the 2000 who … Continue reading

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If It Doesn’t’ Hurt

How many of us are looking for a pain free life? Is a pain free path the one that will take us where we really want to go? I am working with a personal trainer with the goal of getting … Continue reading

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Suffering Transformed into Beauty

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us”. Romans 8:18 I love it when I see the transformation of something that has been shaped by natural exposure become a … Continue reading

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Unplugging Your Prayer Practice…

It is possible for us to slide into a pattern of prayer that has lost track of Who it is we are addressing.  Someone listening to our personal prayer may think we are filled with love, wisdom and power ourselves. … Continue reading

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Jesus Listening to Isaiah 53

I found a web site this morning that displays a parallel Hebrew and English text of Isaiah 53. At the top there is an option to listen to this chapter in Hebrew. As I listened, I imagined Jesus listening to … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into “No More Tears”

A Glimpse Into “No More Tears”   We know very little about what the land of “no more tears” will be like. We cling to the hope of living and reigning with Jesus. We know He has promised to wipe … Continue reading

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