Tag Archives: trials

Born to Die

Well, I guess we have a quite a Christmas Eve going on here in Atlanta, thunderstorms and a high of 72 degrees. And I’ve just returned from the ER after getting my daughter’s forehead stitched up from a nasty fall. … Continue reading

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Good and Perfect Gifts

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Good and perfect gifts…? What do we imagine as “good and perfect gifts” from God? … Continue reading

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Christ Speaks

Christ Our Lord speaks to us: You call me Eternal then do not seek me. You call me Fair then do not love me. You call me Gracious then to not trust me. You call me Just then do not … Continue reading

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The Pink Ribbon

Years ago our youngest daughter struggled with separation anxiety while sleeping alone in her room. To help her feel more secure and connected to me, I cut a lengthy strand of pink (her favorite color) gift wrapping ribbon and tied … Continue reading

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Nightmare

Darkness smothered her labored breathing as beads of sweat rolled from her forehead. Terror gorged her tender heart while torment jabbed and mocked her soul. Metal claws glowing with long ember tips bullied Marie endlessly as she lunged from side to … 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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A Bad Week

Half way to an appointment thirty minutes north of Atlanta I found myself locked in a huge traffic jam behind an overturned tractor-trailer and without my cell phone which I had accidentally left at home. After several miles of crawling … Continue reading

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