Tag Archives: tragedy

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 ┬ábeing 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, died. Their moms and dads sent their daughters off to college last August, just as I did my oldest. … 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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