Category Archives: Hope

Suffering and Faith, Part 3

The truth about suffering: Because God is the God of all comfort, we know He cares completely.  To whom or to what do you turn when you need comfort? One of the hallmarks of our time is an impulse to … Continue reading

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Suffering and Faith: Part 1

I can summarize this post in nine words. So, if you’re in a hurry, here goes: Suffering is universally painful but God is eternally faithful. Everyone suffers. Some more than others. And suffering usually knocks us off our feet, drives … Continue reading

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The Santa Claus Break-Up

The other day I was at the pool with our youngest, age 10. While Jackson was swimming, a little girl lost a tooth in the pool. For about 10 minutes, every kid in the pool was putting on their goggles … Continue reading

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Daring Faith: The Glory of the Cross

At the height of the Nazi regime, while millions of Jews were being killed in the extermination camps, mimeographed pamphlets denouncing Nazi tyranny were being distributed across Germany – leaflets written by a group calling themselves “The White Rose.” These … Continue reading

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Hope Against Hope

Originally posted on already & not yet:
It was a Saturday. We were planning to go to Nashville that day to see her. She’d been hospitalized there for several days and we’d planned for me to finish up the school…

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Let Justice Roll Down

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. — Amos 5:24 In these times, the “not yet” nature of the Kingdom of God is felt most profoundly. At every turn it seems ours is a … Continue reading

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When Hope and History Rhyme: A Christmas Eve Meditation

“Peace on Earth” has been called U2’s most agnostic song. Recorded as part of the 2000 release, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the song’s lyrics were inspired by the Real IRA Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland in August 1998. … Continue reading

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