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May 24 2015

Consider the Suffering: Study the Scriptures

CONSIDER THE SUFFERING: STUDY THE SCRIPTURES … … … … … Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand. ~C.S. […]

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May 23 2015

Sixth: Chronic Suffering, the Leader’s Perspective

SIXTH: CHRONIC SUFFERING, THE LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE … … … … … Make the decision to do what Jesus Christ has asked you to do. ~M. Russell Ballard~ … … … … … … … … … … FROM A LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE: PASTOR OWEN:  What kind of ministry(ies) does your church have for those who have […]

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May 21 2015

Fifth: Thoughts from those Who Serve the Suffering

FIFTH: THOUGHTS FROM THOSE WHO SERVE THE SUFFERING … … … … … It’s a beautiful heart, not a perfect body, that leads to a beautiful life. ~Stephanie Nielson~ … … … … … QUOTES FROM WOMEN WHO KNOW ABOUT SUFFERING & ALSO ABOUT SERVING: We just started at a new church the beginning of […]

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May 19 2015

Fourth: Personal Testimonial Series

Fourth: PERSONAL TESTIMONIAL SERIES, 4-6 … … … … … Aren’t all these notes the senseless writhings of a man who won’t accept the fact that there is nothing we can do with suffering except to suffer it? Who still thinks there is some device (if only he could find it) which will make pain […]

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May 18 2015

Third: Personal Testimonial Series

THIRD: PERSONAL TESTIMONIAL SERIES, 1-3 … … … When we, any of us who have been transformed by Christ, tell our own stories, we’re telling the story of who God is. ~Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet, p238~ … … … ~today we will hear from the hearts of Louise, Carolina, Rachel~ Ladies, thank you for sharing these […]

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May 16 2015

Second: Resources, Opening My Eyes to See Chronic Suffering

SECOND: RESOURCES, OPENING MY EYES TO SEE CHRONIC SUFFERING … … … … … I wanted to pray but had no idea what to say, as if struck dumb by my own pain. Groans became the only language I could use, if even that, but I believed it was language enough for God to understand. […]

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May 14 2015

First: Introduction to Serving those with Chronic Needs in The Church

First: Introduction to Serving those with Chronic Needs in The Church … … … … … Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day […]

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May 12 2015

Chronic Needs Series Coming Soon…

Coming soon… up close & personal… a little blog series on the subject of serving those in The Church who have chronic needs {chronic pain} &or {chronic illness} of {any&all types} Please stay tuned, please prepare to participate in the conversation, please let me know if you have experience… if you are a blog lurker […]

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