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suffering is never for nothing

When we face news that leaves us speechless with confusion and grief, and we realize we’re  being led into a new path of intense suffering, what can we know to be true? Elisabeth Elliot used to tell a story that … Continue reading

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Unsnatchable

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:27-28) “… (Jesus) uses a figurative expression … Continue reading

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Happy on the edge of a cliff (don’t be)

Why does she wander from his care? Why does she stray from his protection? Her shepherd risks his life to secure for her lush, sheltered pasture, yet she chooses brambles on the cliff-edge. She fills her belly with beautiful weeds, … Continue reading

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Upside down in a ditch of despair

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?  Why are you in turmoil within me?” (Psalm 42:5) When have you found your soul in turmoil? When have your cries sounded like those of the psalmist?  Maybe you’re there even now … Continue reading

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