Tag Archives: Suffering and Faith

The Compassion of the Suffering

In the gospel of Matthew, chapter 20, verses 17 and following, Jesus is on his final journey to Jerusalem. Jesus told his disciples that in Jerusalem he was going to be betrayed, condemned to death, mocked, beaten, and crucified. Jesus … Continue reading

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Sully’s Birthday and Trusting God, Part Two

It began with Sully’s mom, our daughter, experiencing the faith of the mother of a child taken all too soon by leukemia. It continued with seeing, hearing, and reading the faith of other mothers of children with pediatric cancers. Their … Continue reading

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Sully’s Birthday and Trusting God, Part One

Our grandson Sully’s tenth birthday was this past Monday. The ninth birthday we celebrated and remembered his life without his physical presence. So much love for Sully, his parents, and his siblings was poured out this year. Many donated toys … Continue reading

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I wanted to slap her!

I was wearing one of my St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital golf shirts. When I wear one of the two I own someone usually asks me if I work at St. Jude. Typically I respond, “I am a volunteer. Also … Continue reading

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The Savior Wrestles Lone with Fears

Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him….He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, … Continue reading

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BROKEN PRAISE (Job)

Powerfully the following song and music video portrays the struggle of Job to hold on to his faith in God in the midst of horrific loss and suffering. It speaks to me. In the story of Job, in his story … Continue reading

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“You give and take away.”

We were worshiping God. Christians were singing. Some were clapping hands with the rhythm. I do not remember being struck by the words before, yet this morning the words of the song struck my heart. “You give and take away. … Continue reading

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