A Closer Walk: Beauty In The Brokenness

We all have something, don’t we? Some fear, or flaw, or brokenness; some insecurity or sense of inferiority that we desperately want to overcome. (Whether we admit it or not, we all do.) Sometimes it’s a glaring and obvious failure; something that we believe everyone can see. Sometimes it’s our blind spot; something everyone, but us,…

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Never Losing the Light: Comfort Flows From Here

Oh, the comfort that flows from you now! And… where has that comfort come from? Was it born in the sunshine of soft green meadows? Or, was it born with the wind and the rain of some holocaust whipping and tearing at you? (We know.) Many in My church have become rich, spoiled, and pampered.…

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A Closer Walk: In My Suffering Just Give Me Jesus

The God-given-value of suffering is not a very popular subject, is it? I remember once, when I was the editor of the newsletter for my church’s Women’s Ministry, I submitted some samples for a series of articles on the subject of suffering. I wanted to use much of Isaiah and Jeremiah’s writing as an encouragement…

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A Closer Walk: Redeeming Lamentations and Grief

I have tread the stony paths of grief more than once in my life. Can I confess, again? I never saw any redeeming value in these paths until very recently. Grief to me was always something to be avoided at best, or impatiently endured; gutting it out at it’s worst. I wanted to move swiftly through…

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