Category: Serious Struggles


February 8, 2012 - Serious Struggles

I awakened abruptly early in the morning while it was still dark outside. I travel quite a bit, so for a moment I couldn’t remember if I was in my bedroom or in a hotel. But this particular morning...

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January 30, 2012 - Serious Struggles

Mr. Bradley was 87 years old and had a few questions about his health … or so he said. As I sat down I could see plainly that he was struggling—not with any medical problem-more about being alone.

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December 30, 2011 - Serious Struggles

“Lord, whoever is in this service tonight that will discover cancer this year, I pray that you would show them your mercy, your grace, your compassion, and your touch on their lives. Be with them every step of the...

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GPS To God

December 26, 2011 - Serious Struggles

More than once in my life I have wondered which direction I was travelling. I thought I had everything figured out, only to discover that God had other plans. What does that mean? Was I on the wrong path...

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Bad News?

December 22, 2011 - Serious Struggles

In an instant—life changes. It seems to make no sense and happens without warning. Whether it’s the loss of a husband, wife, or even a child, the reality cuts into us and our spirits crumble. For a moment our...

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Is It Worth It … To You?

November 28, 2011 - Global Impact, Serious Struggles

During Gwen’s final days on earth, she responded to a young girl she had mentored for years. Even though it was a difficult and painful time for Gwen, her heart was on everyone else. We’ll call the girl Jamie,...

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A Season of … Joy?

November 21, 2011 - Serious Struggles

As we are approaching this holiday season, I am mindful that not everyone is without pain—many are suffering. Are you one of them? I’m asking because I’ve been there, and I learned quickly that people who love us—friends and...

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Temporary Vs. Eternal

October 30, 2011 - Serious Struggles

I am reminded over and over again of the presence and the power of God. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not...

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The Black Dragon

October 21, 2011 - Serious Struggles

  As Gwen’s story has been reaching families all over the country, the response has been overwhelming. Many have responded to tell me how this story has touched their hearts. It has been a very humbling experience. I have...

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Thirteen Months Begins

October 18, 2011 - Serious Struggles

Never in my most vivid imagination did I ever consider that I could lose the woman dearer to me than life. Our love was so powerful, our romance so strong that it could endure anything—but could it? When life...

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