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suffering with hope and courage, not bitterness and despair

“Christianity does not provide the reason for each experience of pain, but it does provide deep resources for actually facing suffering with hope and courage rather than bitterness and despair.” (Tim Keller) Remember His words to you, dear Christian. Words … Continue reading

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present weariness traded for everlasting gladness

“Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely … Continue reading

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Love that turns the world upside down

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus Christ holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved. (John Knox, 1513-1572) “…taking some wicked men … Continue reading

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I am by no means eager to enlist cowards

Does your heart ache for persecuted Christians around the world? I keep thinking of the college students shot dead in Kenya last week. It’s reported that the attackers “sorted people out,” and then shot the Christians “on the spot.” In … Continue reading

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when a train goes through a tunnel

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. (Corrie ten Boom, 1892-1983) _________________________________ Corrie ten Boom lived through a sort of … Continue reading

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Fragility

Some days I wake feeling courageous — I’m sure of God’s love for me and thrilled that I get to live a day given for others.  But then the events of the day begin to chip away at my exuberance. … Continue reading

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