Tag Archives: suffering

Walking With Each Other Toward Christ

Commiserate. This word comes to us from two Latin words. It means to “lament with”. Commiserating happens when we walk with each other through our struggles. Have we really thought about how important walking together through struggles is? Paul shares … Continue reading

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Walking in the Valley

We crave the mountain top and dread the valley. Yet, just like the new believers in the book of Acts, we learn much in those valleys. Isn’t that where the true test of faithfulness lies? It lies in the valley… Continue reading

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Faith, Love, and God

There’s as song from the 20th century that asks this question: “What’s love got to do with it?” When we think about the things we believe and put our faith in, we usually think about its truth. However, over and … Continue reading

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Fear & Hope

Fear is all around us. We watch scary movies. We are afraid because of terrorists, diseases, and natural disasters. We are afraid for our children, our parents, ourselves. So when we read in the Scriptures to not be afraid, it … Continue reading

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The Gift of Hope

This happens to us every Christmas. Invariably we accidentally leave a present unopened under the tree. It is behind the trunk. The rug we put down to catch the needles is partially covering it. How fun it is to find … Continue reading

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4 questions that check the reality of our faith (part 2)

Consider an athlete. No athlete can become an athlete without exertion and pain. They have to train. They have to stretch those muscles in new ways. They have to work through pain to get to the next level of performance. Why do they do it? Continue reading

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