The Gift found through Pain

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” James 1:2 We are innately built to flee from things that hurt. Avoiding pain is a natural defense. Stay away from the edge of the cliff, don’t step into oncoming traffic, watch out for hot stoves, don’t drink poison. It’s […]

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The Gift…

For God so loved… that He gave.… John 3:16 I’ve been there. The isolated chair amongst rows of pews. Hollow words tapping on my numb heart. Just another Sunday, just another rhythm of handshakes, I’ll-Pray-For-You’s and Amens. I played my part. Did my dues. But as I waded through the following weekdays I wondered – What […]

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Is God with me in my messed up Christmas?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house, and I’m not talking twinkling lights or wafting gingerbread. No, it’s more like frenzied shoppers, tired momma’s, whiny kids, and spent dads. Truth, I didn’t want to blog at all, let alone talk about Job. I’m kinda all bah-humbug over here. But then the […]

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