Compassionate Tenderness

When I imagine what Jesus is like I think of words like compassionate and tenderness. I see Him writing in the dust before the Pharisees and the woman caught in the act of adultery. I see Him stopping on the roadside to heal a blind man that everyone else ignores, or feeding an enormous crowd…

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Suffering ~ Not Abandoned

You never come to your suffering empty-handed. You always drag a bag full of experiences, expectations, assumptions, perspectives, desires, intentions, and decisions into your suffering. What you think about yourself, life, God, and others will profoundly affect the way you interact with and respond to the difficulty that comes your way. This is why the writer…

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Lamentations of An Awful Grace

  Before we begin our sojourn into Habakkuk’s Vineyard, to explore the subject of lamentations and why we need them, I need to give a little background to these posts. First, they were journaled years ago, yet I feel that they are just as applicable to The Church today as they were then. Maybe, more so.…

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