Tag: Suffering

God Works All Things for Our Good

One of our favorite promises to meditate on during difficult seasons and share with others is the reminder that “for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28 (ESV). It is truly a great comfort to our souls, but the thing we usually forget is that it’s not […]

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12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance

As Christians, we are all called to suffer with Christ. How that looks varies from person to person, but the overarching tenet is the same. We all face trials of various kinds, which are allowed by God to develop our character, advance His kingdom, and bring glory to His name. It helps to read of […]

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Celebrating 5 Years of ‘Touching the Hem’ & God’s Healing Power

It’s hard to believe my first book, Touching the Hem, was published 5 years ago this month! The book was born out of my personal journey into a life-changing chronic illness, and an earnest desire to know how to respond to everything in a way that glorified God. I had recently graduated from college, gotten engaged to […]

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Peace in the Midst of Your Storm

Wildfires raging out of control in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Catastrophic record-breaking flooding in Texas. Severe threats from Irma across Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. How can you find peace when you lift up your eyes and all you see is orange sky and smoke-covered sun? When you wade through chest-high water to find […]

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Trust God With the Hard Questions

If you’ve ever studied the life of Abraham, you could probably identify his passion fairly easily. His long, uncertain journey of faith; his willing obedience to God’s extraordinary commands; his unwavering confidence in God’s direction and provision… everything that is recorded for us about him points to the passion that characterized his life: knowing God intimately. He lived out that […]

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Your Health Is Not Everything

We place such a premium on physical health. We spend money on gym memberships, workout equipment, quality running shoes, and music to run by. We count calories, carbs, and sugars, and worry about choosing the right kinds of fat. We drink green smoothies, research symptoms online until we’re paranoid, and stock up on supplements that promise younger, […]

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Your Suffering Is Not About You

Life is not about me, and it is not about you. Life is about God. Everything that happens in this life — every person who is born and every one who dies, every major world event and every minor ‘coincindence’, every joy and every pain — is all about God, and His plan, and His desires. […]

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