Tag Archives: adversity

The Crucible

As many readers are aware, I had a collision with an automobile in June (while riding my bicycle) that could easily have resulted in my death. I wrote about it here not long after it happened, before I fully realized … Continue reading

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Postcards From the Mohave

“My heart is stirred by a noble theme. My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” –Psalms 45:1 The first time I read this verse, my jaw dropped. I had just finished going through an entire week without speaking

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Trust

I just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts have brought their three boys to Indonesia and settled into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 … Continue reading

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My Green Revolution

I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This happened last night as I was biking home from work around midnight.As an explanatory note, I live in Vancouver but work in Portland. My trip to work consists of … Continue reading

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Pain

Is it possible to get used to suffering? What happens when I meditate on truths like Romans 8:28: “For we know that in all things God works to the good of those who love him, who have been called according … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Adversity

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. –Hebrews 12:7. Maturity in the Christian life comes slowly and painfully for some. Whether because of entrenched distortions in their thinking,

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