Intentional Living, Spiritual health, Suffering

Constant Chaos

Season of chaos I am currently living a season in my life that seems to consist of constant chaos. Have you experienced seasons like that? Those times when everything seems to be happening at once and life just won’t slow down for anything. Now our season of chaos isn’t due to busy schedules or holiday activities. It is the season…

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Bible Study, Spiritual health, Suffering

Unjustly Sentenced

Do Not Keep Silent During World War II there was a lot of horrible things that were happening and people many people did not speak out against what was happening. Those who did faced death. A prime example of this is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By speaking out against Hitler’s horrific crimes he put himself into danger and ultimately he faced death.…

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Bible Study, Spiritual health, Suffering

Proverbs Week 1

I have a birdhouse hanging on my front porch. I really enjoy watching that birdhouse each Spring. We have house finches that come and nest there. It is a rustic little birdhouse that originally was simply the color of the tree branches that it was made from. A few years ago my children and my husband decided to paint the…

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Spiritual health, Suffering

Kindness in the face of hate

On a Wednesday night while people sat praying and seeking God, a man who sat among them stood up and began shooting. My mind struggles to comprehend how someone who can sit listening to prayers and than is able to act out so much hate. Scripture does give us a clue though. “These things I have spoken to you, so…

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Spiritual health, Suffering

Day By Day

Yesterday I stood outside in the heat of a June afternoon and watched a man say good-bye to his wife. The sky was that lovely blue of a warm summer day, and popcorn clouds floated dreamily across. The grass of the cemetery grounds was the perfect shade of green, evidence of the abundant rains we have seen over the past…

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Bible Study, Suffering

A Bountiful Harvest

Have you ever had a garden? I have attempted to have a small garden several times over the past several years and my harvest is usually pretty pitiful. Last year I managed to grow a few radishes and some okra, but over all the harvest was small. There are many reasons why the harvest has been pitiful. A few of…

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Spiritual health, Suffering

Is God Good?

Is God good? It can be so easy to look around at the horrors that fill this world and wonder if God is really good. Of course we don’t want to really admit that we might have such thoughts about God. We want to say, “Of course He’s good,” Even so, there are the moments in the dark when we…

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