Tag Archives: pain

Refiner’s Fire

I’ve had a piece of metal in my hand for 10 years. I don’t remember how it happened, but I was working with something made of sheet metal and cut my hand open. At the time, I didn’t know I’d … 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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Unconditional Surrender

It was around 10 pm when Bill’s headlights swept through my yard and across the front of the house as he was turning into the driveway. He couldn’t pull all the way in since I was already halfway down the … 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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Absentee Landlord?

“God [set the earth’s inhabitants in place] so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”  –Acts 17:27 One of the most formidable obstacles to robust … Continue reading

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At the End of the Day

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” –2 Corinthians 4:17  In the past, I have often suspected a bit of negativity when I hear someone ask Jesus to come back soon.

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