Seven Things That Transform Suffering
Mar 27, 2014
I can’t carry my plate to the table. Last month I could do it easily. But with post-polio, things deteriorate rapidly. Every week, I face new challenges, discover things I can no longer do, give up more things I love. …
Will You Lose Your Faith in College?
Aug 23, 2018
When you head to school this fall, don’t assume you won’t drift away from Christ. Faithfulness will require diligence.
Lament Helps Us Hold on to Him
Nov 2, 2016
I have learned the beauty of lament in my suffering. Lament highlights the gospel more than stoicism ever could. I first found the power in the book of Ruth.
Look Through the Lens of Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2016
Gratitude opens space in hurting hearts. When we choose to focus on what we have been given, rather than linger over what we’re missing, we find joy and peace.
To Anyone Who Has Lost a Child
Jul 14, 2020
If you have lost a child, you carry a pain many around you do not know. But if you know Christ, you’re not as alone as you feel.
What the Manger Says to the Suffering
Dec 21, 2016
From the beginning of his life, Jesus became the living evidence that the hope of God is for the suffering.
God Turned My ‘What If’ to ‘Even If’
Dec 12, 2016
Many of us live in fear, wondering whether the worst might happen. Replacing ‘what if’ with ‘even if’ is one of the most liberating exchanges we can ever make.
We Cannot Cling to Bitterness and God
Mar 6, 2021
Part of learning to truly forgive is learning what true forgiveness is — and what it is not.
The Hardest Part of My Pain
Dec 12, 2016
Twenty-one surgeries by age thirteen. Years in the hospital. Multiple miscarriages. The death of a child. Abandonment. Unwanted divorce. What was the hardest part?