Category: The Struggle

Have you ever been an innocent victim?

What About the Innocent?

When I was about 20 I was the victim of a crime. It happened more than 40 years ago and the incident rarely comes to mind anymore. I was an innocent victim and yet I live with the occasional remembrance of a traumatic experience perpetrated by someone else. Have you ever been deeply hurt by the sinful choices of another person? Maybe you are suffering right now with a profound

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When Troubles Come

The dictionary defines adversity as “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune”. It could be an ongoing health issue, trouble in your marriage or with another relationship, opposition in your work, financial hardship, or any number of other struggles. Right now I know people who are facing each of these situations. Maybe you are deep in the mire of adversity as well. There are a variety

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Where are You, God?

I go east, but he is not there. I go west, but I cannot find him. I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden. I look to the south, but he is concealed. Job 23:8-9 In times of prolonged darkness, loneliness, pain and struggle, where is God? I mean, I know what the typical Christian answers are:–      He’s working behind the scenes to bring good out of

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Ten Easy Steps

I’m thinking of writing a book. The title would probably be How to Drift Away from God, Ten Easy Steps to Living Life on Your Own. Just kidding. But that’s how I’ve been living lately and I just have to admit it. I’ve been going through a season of depression and at times I felt hopeless. Add to that, some things have happened in the lives of those I love most

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Seasons change. God remains the same.

Change of Season

In the Winter, things can look bleak. The sun doesn’t shine for days. Many things in nature look dead. The cold weather can keep you inside – isolated from others – longing for a change of season. Then slowly, temperatures begin to rise. The sun peaks its head from behind the blanket of grey in the sky. A change of season is approaching. We hear Christians talk about their “seasons”.

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Nearly Impossible

Sorry I am a few days late with my post this week. I’ve been dragging my feet on this one… I knew the day would come when I would need to blog about this topic. Actually I started writing this from a “matter of fact” perspective, where I would list several Biblical figures who struggled with being “downcast”. Then I would list several “you may feel depressed now, but these

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Order Out Of Chaos

My husband can always tell when I’m cleaning out a closet. The bed or table is covered with miscellaneous items, in stacks that only I can understand.  My plan is to create order out of chaos scattered about.  I always tell him “it has to get worse before it gets better”. You see, the closet is the place where all sorts of items go when I don’t have time to

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Standing on the Promises

I know so many people who are struggling right now. Fellow Believers, strong in their faith, who are facing serious trials. Physical. Relational. Financial. Emotional. My heart hurts for them in ways I can’t describe. I want to be a fixer. To heal. To rescue. To provide. To comfort. To protect. But I feel limited in what I can do. Thankfully, God is not limited. He can do the impossible.

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