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The Gift of Desperation

The gift –of what?? Who in their right mind would classify desperation as -a gift? I would. Because every place of desperation within me that I have surrendered to the Lord, He has led me to healing and relief. In fact, … Continue reading

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Groaning

Do you hear it? The groaning?  All creation is groaning. The trees. The oceans. The animals. You and me. We all groan together. Day and night. Through corruption in pain and frustration we groan. And in eager hope of redemption we groan. Deep down … Continue reading

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Clay

“…I’m going to demonstrate each step now. Here’s our clay and you can see how very pliable it is.” That’s my back! Ouch! What are you doing to me? Geez… what do you think I’m made of? Ugh…easy with the crushing, … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline

During my writing of the last post, Feel the Pain, my daughter showed up. And so did God. He’s always with me. It’s just that sometimes His presence and purpose in a given situation are unmistakable. When He showed up, … Continue reading

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Feel the Pain

I know it may sound harsh, but one of the many lessons God has taught me is to “feel the pain.” —Eeek! I know. We all run from pain. It’s instinctive. But in God’s economy, the reverse of our instinct often applies. … Continue reading

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Suffering

Last week at a Bible study I heard my friend who is married with three children announce that he believes “in pain, but not in suffering.” Sometimes when our hearts are closed to something in the Scriptures, we actually become blind to it. Maybe … Continue reading

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Inferno

The only place I ever found relief was the bottoms of my feet. Somehow they were spared. To my amazement and consternation though, throughout my passage neither the bridge nor my body ever suffered actual burns although I would have … Continue reading

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