Tag Archives: suffering

Rejoice in the Face of Suffering?

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 Those moments are hard. I found myself there yesterday just after we received news of my husband’s clear CT scan. I struggled over a public praise of God … Continue reading

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Beyond Our Strength

Very interesting words pop up from Paul in the 2nd letter to the Corinthian believers: “…we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of living.” 2 Corinthians 1:8 So many times I have heard folks say, … Continue reading

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Watching the Struggle

Nothing has been more difficult as a parent than watching my children struggle. Whether with a relationship, school or work load, physical pain or consequences they’ve brought on themselves – I hurt too. My mom used to quote a poem … Continue reading

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Blessed

I am being blessed in this latest trial of my husband’s illness and hospital stay. Can you imagine anyone saying that? Or actually meaning it? But I am quite serious- I really am being blessed! Consider it pure joy, my brothers … Continue reading

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1John 4:16

Mentally exhausted from a full week of care-giving, I went to a women’s Biblestudy today. I usually host at my house, but with so much on my plate, my friends decided to change things up and try a new 6 … Continue reading

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Where You Don't Want to Go

Last week I woke to the distinct impression of God telling me He was taking me where, “you don’t want to go.” What a strange and unsettling thing to hear. I wondered deeply about it. Feeling like I’d been here before… … Continue reading

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Can and Will

David has another surgery this summer. Double Inguinal Hernias with mesh! After all the stuff with his colon cancer: hospital stays and unexpected procedures the last two years, we can’t believe another thing is left to go through. There is … Continue reading

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Pain

Pain: physical suffering or distress and mental or emotional torment… affliction, agony, discomfort. Nothing can change my schedule faster! It has caused me to stop running and limp home. It has made me drop bush clippers and hurry for a bandage. … Continue reading

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