Archive for the 'Suffering' Category

Dec 27 2017

Treasured

Psalm 30:2, 4-5, 11-12 O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You have healed me. Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the […]

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Nov 17 2017

Final Lap of The Race

Acts 20:24 “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me— the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” I’m not a runner. I may have gone through a short stint a couple years ago where I gave […]

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Jun 02 2017

He Yet Lives for God’s Glory

It has been brought to my attention three separate times over the last ten days or so that not everybody knows how Nate Wilson’s surgery turned out and how his prognosis is at this point. My bad! Life has been busy to the point of chaotic-with-good-things. And, to be fair, nobody posted anything in the […]

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May 02 2017

Praying for Nate

This morning, we continue in our prayers for one of our Christian brothers. The son of the pastor who baptized me twenty years ago. A man who married a girl from Santa Cruz, whose family and mine intersected about thirty years ago through our churches under the California sun. A man who has broadly and […]

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Oct 15 2016

Light

Light at the end of the tunnel. It’s an interesting phrase, cliche, concept, and reality. I remember spending months and years wondering why every light I would see would end up being a train to pummel me rather than the end of the tunnel. Just when I would glimpse hope or joy, my life would […]

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Oct 04 2016

Blinding

October has always been one of my favorite months. In fact, if I had been a more patient woman, I would have waited an extra five months to get married just so I could have an October anniversary! But as it happened, seven days post college graduation was all I was willing to wait. (No […]

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Jun 29 2016

Lenses

It never ceases to amaze me how our experiences shape and color the lenses through which we look. Even something as simple as a devotional title this morning… it struck me… My eyes read “Riding the Rollercoaster of Miscarriage.” I was surprised to find, upon reading it & then going back to the top to […]

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Apr 01 2016

Long-distance and Long-time

Five years ago right now, I found out I was pregnant with my ninth baby, who came on the heels of six consecutive miscarriages. Five years ago right now, we began the process of building a home out in the country. Five years ago right now, a friend of mine emailed me a crazy idea. […]

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Mar 21 2016

Palm Sunday Thoughts…

Yesterday was Palm Sunday. We were given little crosses made out of palm fronds at church. The liturgy was different. The vestment colors were different. And as I dealt with a 3 year old who threw up all over her church dress and her carseat… and as I bounced a fussy, overtired little 4 month […]

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Mar 02 2016

Photo Challenge, Week Nine

Week Nine: Shadows This week’s inspiration of shadow takes on a visceral, gutteral frame for me. You’ll notice I ended up with a black and white version of my own shadow on a stony path. Shadow is the absence of light. Or at least the blocking of light. I have spent years feeling lost in […]

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