Category Archives: Hope Through Suffering

Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts…

Right Now

Life circumstances can threaten to overwhelm me at times. Stacks of responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously pull me in multiple directions. The best (actually worst) example for me lasted a number of years. My husband was very ill, eventually requiring a … Continue reading

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My husband just won the 2015 World Handball Championship in his division – men aged 65 and older. He was not favored to win, ranked somewhere in the middle of 22 participants from Canada, Ireland, Japan and the United States, … Continue reading

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Read the Instructions

A couple of days ago I woke up a little anxious, as if there was a decision or problem looming. I laid there a few minutes, allowing my brain to wake up and scan my memory. No problems came to … Continue reading

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God’s Hands and Feet

In my last blog, I related my little struggle to Jonah’s struggle to obey God’s call to go preach to the wicked people in Nineveh. Since that posting, my struggle has become tiny, (actually minuscule) and the ancient town of Nineveh … Continue reading

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The Open Gate

I have a friend whose son has been struggling with depression, wondering, “What’s the point of living?” He is in the hospital tonight with pneumonia, probably a side effect of his heroin use. I ask that you take the time … Continue reading

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Learning Through Loss

Like everyone, my character has been formed by my life experiences. I have had my share of trials, but I can honestly say that, looking back on them, I am thankful for what I learned through each one. In May, … Continue reading

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Carry Each Other’s Burdens

I sometimes lose sight of God in my daily life. He doesn’t change or move away from me, but little by little I make the busy-ness of life and the cares of this world bigger than Him. It usually happens … Continue reading

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