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Is life a comedy or a tragedy?

Jesus’ died willingly, purposefully, and the Father raised Him wondrously. Encouragement, no matter our current circumstances, flows from those first Easter’s truths. Because of God’s startling plan that first Easter, we can experience a radically altered  understanding of our own … Continue reading

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How can I weep with one friend and laugh with another?

A dear friend’s unexpected tragedy has been my first waking thought for about twelve mornings now. My beautiful friend and her family live in South Africa, so I find myself, first thing as I wake, calculating the time of day … Continue reading

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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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unexpected tragedy and prayer through it

A couple nights ago in my town a car filled with young college girls wrecked. Four girls, aged 19 and 20, are no longer alive. Their moms and dads sent their daughters off to college last August, just as I … Continue reading

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in the mundane and in the calamity

Truth to remember when your day unfolds as one of mundaneness, for the mundane often trains for the day of unexpected calamity: “If God does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.” … Continue reading

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