Category: Serious Struggles

WHEN A SMOOTH PATH BECOMES A ROCKY PRECIPICE

September 12, 2014 - Serious Struggles

When you are doing what you believe God has told you to do, be prepared for what happens next. But keep in mind—you can’t prepare for what happens next. This is especially true when that broad, smooth path suddenly...

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TREMBLE FOR OUR NATION

September 5, 2014 - Serious Struggles

Do you tremble for your country? The world has always been in a state of unrest, at least somewhere. With instability in the Middle East, nuclear weapons discovered where environments are hostile and volatile, terrorism erupting in every country—what...

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WHEN IT HURTS TO PULL OUT OF THE GARAGE

August 29, 2014 - 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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HOW TO TRUST GOD THROUGH THIS

August 27, 2014 - Serious Struggles

As I was listening to the radio the announcer said, “You know, I think a lot of people have doubts about God—where does He stand on the issues that face society today, and more importantly, don’t we have the...

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I WANT TO LOVE YOU FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE

July 24, 2014 - Serious Struggles

I want to love you for the rest of my life . . . to wake up beside you and fall into your loving arms. I want to share my life with you, my love for you, and be...

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HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME

July 21, 2014 - Serious Struggles

My Post on Caringbridge Six 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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THE FINAL JOURNEY HOME

July 17, 2014 - Serious Struggles

I posted this in my journal six years ago today, July 17th, 2008 at 10:53pm.   The night was fairly quiet with several urgent pain injections to get through.

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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW CHRISTIANS TO SUFFER?

June 23, 2014 - 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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WHEN YOU CAN’T FORGIVE

June 20, 2014 - 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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THAT IT MAY SLOWLY HEAL

June 12, 2014 - Serious Struggles

At times, trusting God is all there is. When the loss is so great it cannot be measured, or the pain so strong I dread the morning sun, when joy is swallowed by grief, I have no hope apart...

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