Category: suffering

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Friday 4th November 2016

How To Find Joy When Your Story Isn’t Tied Up With a Pretty Bow

How To Find Joy When Your Story Isn't Tied Up With a Pretty Bow

It’s my pleasure to turn over my blog today to my sweet friend Melinda Means. She’s an author, speaker, and a true warrior. For her, finding true joy has been a hard-fought battle. You won’t want to miss her encouraging words today. A couple months ago, I traveled to Florida ...

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Saturday 29th October 2016

When Your Pain Becomes a Seed for Your Purpose

When Your Pain Becomes a Seed for Your Purpose

I have a friend, Monica, who has this uncanny ability to see and serve people who are suffering. She is one of those people who, when she says she’s praying, you know it’s a promise. You know she’ll literally fall to her knees, praying circles over people in pain. It’s ...

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Tuesday 25th October 2016

how taking the broken way leads you to real wholeness

how taking the broken way leads you to real wholeness

A few dozen friends gathered at Laity Lodge in Texas one fall. It was a cool Sunday morning, along the jade-colored Frio River, and the morning light shone in just right on the communion table, with autumn showing off outside the windows. The pastor was a friend, Gordon. I don’t remember ...

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Tuesday 31st May 2016

The Secret to Dealing with Hard Times – #tellhisstory

The Secret to Dealing with Hard Times - #tellhisstory

This story begins at the side of a deathbed. It was 2014. But this isn’t a sad story about dying, as much as it’s a hopeful story about living. I was standing there – at the end of a life, at the side of a hospice bed, leaning over the dying woman. She was frail, […]

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Tuesday 19th April 2016

if you’re feeling irrelevant – #TellHisStory

if you're feeling irrelevant  - #TellHisStory

Sometimes, I think I’ll run out. Run out of something to say here. Run out of hours. Run out of life. Of energy. Of purpose. Of time. Run out of being relevant anymore. The other night, at Bible study, our leader asked the question: “What are you most afraid of?” He gave us choices. Fear […]

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Tuesday 10th November 2015

You Have Worth — #TellHisStory

Jesus is the answer.

  You Have Worth By Linda Kuhar “You have a mass behind your heart. We need to do a CAT right now to find out what else is going on.” I get chills thinking about those fearful words the doctor spoke to me six years ago. My husband, nine-year-old daughter and I were still grieving from […]

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Sunday 2nd August 2015

If you’re feeling a little broken as the week begins …

If you're feeling a little broken as the week begins ...

We were at Laity Lodge in Texas one fall. It was a cool Sunday morning, along the jade-colored Frio River, and the morning light shone in just right on the communion table. The pastor was a friend, Gordon. I don’t remember the story he told, but I do recall the main idea of his message: ...

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Tuesday 14th July 2015

#TellHisStory: What It Really Means to Have Compassion

Struggling Girl, Sudan, Kevin Carter

The museum was closing in half an hour, and I knew we wouldn’t want to miss the Pulitzer Prize Photography Gallery on the first floor. The gallery includes prints of every Pulitzer-Prize winning photograph taken since 1942. We moved slowly along the wall, lingering at each image, all of ...

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Tuesday 24th March 2015

#TellHisStory: What Kara Tippetts Taught Us About Living Our Story

#TellHisStory: What Kara Tippetts Taught Us About Living Our Story

In the end, each of us is a story. And hers read like a prequel — the back-story to the real story that was already written for her, before time began. Maybe you’ve read her story by now, the story of Kara Tippetts, who taught us all how to live well and die well. She lived the […]

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