Category: Serious Struggles

Christmas During Difficult Times

November 30, 2016 - Marriage, Romance, Serious Struggles

I want everyone to believe that I have it together—we all do, don’t we? That’s important to most of us—for others to see us as strong and courageous in every situation? The problem is that those who see us...

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When Life Gives Us More Than We Can Handle

August 29, 2016 - Serious Struggles

“There’s light at the end of the tunnel.” I’d heard it over and over from many of my friends. I thought about that as I sat quietly in my car without turning the key. I’d learned in recent months that...

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When Best Plans Fail — Succeed Anyway

August 10, 2016 - Serious Struggles

We approach life with the attitude that we’re going to do our best to succeed, but sometimes even the best plans fail. What we do in response to failure determines who we are. More importantly, it defines who we...

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DATING CAN BE PAINFUL

September 9, 2015 - Romance, Serious Struggles

Dating can be scary. That being said, it’s often how we find a soul mate. No pressure, right? So with that level of payoff, why is it stressful?

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WHO YOU CAN’T FORGIVE

August 17, 2015 - Serious Struggles

There’s someone you can’t seem to forgive. You know it’s God’s will, but forgiving them is more difficult than anyone else in your life because they don’t deserve it. Strangely, the person you can’t forgive is the same for...

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HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF BED WHEN YOU JUST CAN’T?

July 23, 2015 - Serious Struggles

I sat quietly in my car, parked in the garage. In the past I’d learned that giving myself a moment to think cleared my head, but this time I couldn’t get it together.

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GOING HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME

July 21, 2015 - Serious Struggles

My Post on Caringbridge Seven years ago today — Jul 21, 2008 10:03pm.  The past twenty-four hours have marked the most difficult period of my life. It has been impossible to control Gwen’s pain, breaking through the IV medications...

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IF THE ROAD IS ROUGH — COULD GOD BE IN IT?

June 15, 2015 - Serious Struggles

The road is sometimes rough and filled with potholes. Is that a bad thing? A friend, referring to a questionable relationship in which he was involved, stated, “This must be okay, since everything is going so smoothly. I mean—it...

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WHY GOD ALLOWS CHRISTIANS TO SUFFER

June 15, 2015 - Serious Struggles

There is no winning, no victory—you just have to keep moving forward an hour at a time, and hope you can do it just one more day. This is the consolation offered on a major television program to a...

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WHAT ENDED THE JADING

March 24, 2015 - Serious Struggles

When my family and I found ourselves outcast from the church due to a false rumor that fed congregational gossips, for a period of months we attended nowhere. My wife was less bitter than I, and urged me to...

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