Tag Archives: suffering

The big difference above and below the clouds

Last week I flew back from Florida.  As we flew, I took this picture of the clouds.  The contrast against the blue sky is beautiful. However, this beauty is only visible when you are above them.  When you are below … Continue reading

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Why, why, why…

The conclusion I dread is not, “So there’s no God after all,” but “So this is what God is really like. Deceive yourself no longer.” Continue reading

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When to provide shelter

We have a few outdoor plants that we want to keep over the winter.  However, these are not plants that will survive our winters.  Last night we brought the plants in to protect them from the possible frost.  We will … Continue reading

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Not my will, but Thine…

In my blog, I usually compare something common with a lesson about the Christian life or something from Scripture.  I acknowledge in advance that today’s comparison is ludicrous.  When Jesus was in the garden getting a grip on going to … Continue reading

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Tell them what they want to hear and they’ll love you – Ahad, Jehoshaphat, and Micaiah

As a pastor, the congregation may love me if I tell them what they want to hear, but if I truly love them, and if I’m obedient to God, I can’t just tell them what they want to hear. Continue reading

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