Joy · Judging · Shame · Suffering

joyful suffering…

A recent conversation left me feeling a bit… I don’t know… confused…? Hearing about how anger stirred… when another heard comments made about me… Comments aimed at my faith… perceived by the hearer as judgmental… hypocritical… I wasn’t sure how to respond… The Believer who shared the stories… was visibly angered… me not so much……… Continue reading joyful suffering…

Dark · Joy · Light · Suffering

why… it is possible… to embrace suffering…

Only in the name… character… of Jesus… is suffering to be embraced… endured… with joy…All trials… come from the hand of the enemy… under the sovereign control… of the Father…Who has spoken and it came to pass,unless the Lord has commanded it?Is it not from the mouth of the Most Highthat good and bad come?Lamentations…… Continue reading why… it is possible… to embrace suffering…

Blessings · Suffering

affirmation… to embrace suffering…

Sunday’s worship… focused on the Nativity… through Word… and song…A solo sung… a message affirmed…Blessings… come through suffering…We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our sufferingAll the while, You hear each spoken needYet, love is way too much to give us lesser thingsIn the midst of the song… I hear the echo of the…… Continue reading affirmation… to embrace suffering…