Category: Serious Struggles

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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BEING JADED IN THE CHURCH

March 17, 2015 - Serious Struggles

As a child, I was blessed to have parents who attended church on a regular basis, not just to attend, but to be involved. As I grew older I began to realize more and more that this was not...

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JOEL OSTEEN MISSED THE POINT ABOUT YOUR BEST LIFE NOW

December 29, 2014 - Serious Struggles

Sometimes denial is easier than reality. The first Christmas after Gwen’s death I recall telling friends and family that I was fine whenever they asked how I was doing. Then I’d offer a reassuring smile. I even told myself...

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MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS THIS CHRISTMAS — YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE

December 15, 2014 - Serious Struggles

I remember . . . her hazel eyes captured me so easily. I loved to make her laugh, and smile, and just . . . be happy. I sit in the dark now and gaze at the brightly colored...

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‘TIS THE SEASON — TO TRUST GOD

December 8, 2014 - Serious Struggles

Often I speak about trusting God. Perhaps I’ve missed the point of suffering for Him, because I haven’t suffered—not really.

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THANKFULNESS — RELEASING THE HEALING POWER OF GOD

November 24, 2014 - Serious Struggles

Be thankful for everything. Is that actually in the Bible? If so, how can I be thankful for something that is difficult to endure? To put it another way, how can I be thankful for what seems to be...

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DOES IT GET EASIER WITH TIME?

November 21, 2014 - Serious Struggles

This year a number of my close friends have suffered losses that are difficult to endure. When Gwen walked into my life so many years ago I felt in many ways as if my life had just begun. In...

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YOU’D NEVER EXPECT YOUR WIFE TO BE DOING THIS

November 14, 2014 - Serious Struggles

Years ago, a friend approached Gwen with a horrible situation. She explained that she and her husband had been verbally attacking each other for weeks.

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THE HEARTBREAK OF LOSS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

November 12, 2014 - Serious Struggles

As we approach the holiday season, I’m mindful that not everyone is without pain—many are suffering. I’ve been there, and learned that people who love us—friends and family, often don’t know what to say. This may be your first...

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THE SAME AS ADULTERY — MAYBE WORSE

October 24, 2014 - Serious Struggles

In the first half of the 1900’s, organized crime thrived when society sought to escape life’s harsh realities through alcohol, gambling and prostitution. These were considered “harmless vices” and “victimless crimes.” Adults consented–nobody got hurt. At least that’s the...

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