Category Archives: pain

Eulogies

So it’s been just over 6 weeks since my dad died and just over 4 weeks since his funeral.  (We had to pause in the middle of our mourning to celebrate my oldest daughter’s wedding on the weekend between the … Continue reading

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Remodeling

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. It’s been a rather tough few months.  My girl kitten turned out to be a boy kitten, fun times.  My car was stolen, really tough times.  It was recovered 9 days … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Here’s a story that should be familiar to most Christians: Jesus annointed by a sinful woman “Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. When … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Faith

I have a confession to make.  If you read my gratitude blog you are aware that my best friend died yesterday morning.  She had a mercifully short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Sunday evening as I was leaving the hospital I … Continue reading

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Living As Though We Are Dying

As my Monday night small group works its way through Crazy Love, I am amazed at the parallel of my life to the things we are reading about.  I shouldn’t be, I know God is amazing, but it catches me … Continue reading

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The Attributes of God – The Ugly Ones…

I mentioned once before, months ago really, that I was reading a book called, “A Great and Terrible Love, A Spiritual Journey into the Attributes of God” by Mark Galli.  The author discusses all the familiar attributes: God’s eternality, His … Continue reading

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James 1:2 – 4

One of the most difficult questions asked by believers and non-believers both is, “Why did God allow this to happen?”  Or the same question in one of its many variations: “Why does He allow pain and tragedy in our lives?”  “Why do … Continue reading

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