A few days ago, my husband and I flew to San Diego, my favorite city to visit. I was sitting in the row behind him, almost giddy from excitement, eager for a reprieve from the stress that had plagued me for the last two weeks.Continue Reading
Blog Posts on Suffering
John Piper tells the story behind his poem, “The Innkeeper.”Continue Reading
We are small and fragile. We are not autonomous. We were never meant to be. Beauty, Yes. Joy, Yes. Greatness, Yes — outside of us, filling us with worship and wonder. We were made for God.Continue Reading
In your neighborhood, across our nation, and around the globe, the world we live in is broken and futile in all kinds of ways.Continue Reading
Just as my children ask questions about life, I have questions of my own. When the storms of life come upon me suddenly, I immediately ask, “Why is this happening to me?”Continue Reading
We all face a staggering array of “what ifs.” Some are minor issues while others have life-altering repercussions.Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, I met with a friend who believes that while God draws near to us in our trials, people often suffer in ways that God never intended. God reacts to our suffering but never causes it.
Where I live it is hurricane season. And like anyone familiar with the Atlantic or Caribbean knows, it’s important to be prepared for a hurricane. Every summer we stock up on supplies of batteries, water, canned goods, and other necessities.…Continue Reading
Naaman was Syria’s foremost general when Elisha served as God’s foremost prophet in Israel. After a Syrian raid on Israel, Naaman brought back his wife a gift: a Hebrew servant girl. When she saw that Naaman suffered from a serious…Continue Reading
Don’t be fooled by the popular locker room read on Philippians 4:13.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” — score a touchdown, hit a homerun, climb a mountain, run a marathon, win the game with a…Continue Reading