Category Archives: Trials

Bad Things Happen to Good People

We’ve all seen it. Someone who is sweet, kind and just an all-around good person is in the fight of their life in one way or another. Maybe it’s cancer, or the loss of a child or spouse. Perhaps they lost … Continue reading

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When Will My Life Not Suck?

The point is not what you think about the title, but how often you’ve asked yourself or God this very question. I recently began reading a book with this title that is written by pastor, counselor and author Ramon Presson. His … Continue reading

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Dry Spells – Thirsty in the Sea of Christianity

“Water, water everywhere and not one drop to drink!” is a popular saying taken from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge called “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” While it is describing a perilous time at sea when the crew members (surrounded … Continue reading

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What Do You Know?

A friend of mine once suggested, as I was lamenting about all the things I didn’t understand, that I go back to what I know. In other words, what is it that you are sure of? What is it you … Continue reading

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Up from the Depths

There are times, “normal times” we tend to call them, when things are rolling along just fine and we’re doing our thing. Lights are bright, sounds are loud, tastes are sweet, colors are swirling, words are flowing, answers come easy … Continue reading

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Conversation with God

The following was sent to me by a friend and it gives all of our “bad days” a whole different perspective. Me: God, can I ask you a question? GOD: Sure. Me: Promise you won’t get mad. GOD: I promise. Me: Why … Continue reading

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Amazing Witness

A member of our fellowship died unexpectedly this past Friday. Patti was a deacon’s wife, the leader of the Parents Day Out program, a regular cook at Wednesday night meals, the 2nd grade Sunday School teacher, and a mother whose youngest … Continue reading

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Having Doubts

Is it okay to have doubts? Which is worse, to have doubts or to pretend you don’t when you do? There are many things in this life I do not understand. There are even more things within the confines of … Continue reading

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Scar Power

We all have scars. Some are physical, some are emotional, and some are both. However and wherever you got yours, the things that caused them no doubt hurt. Scars are often unsightly too. It is rare to have a scar … Continue reading

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Different Destination

Unexpected turns and detours in our life can be difficult to deal with and even a little tough to talk about and try to explain to others. For example, what do you say when people ask you how you are … Continue reading

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