Category Archives: Affliction

Book Review: Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers

It took me awhile but I finished the compilation of Francine Rivers’ stories of 5 women from the Bible titled A Lineage of Grace. It’s not a small book, but it read fast. The stories brought into light the lives of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary, … Continue reading

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QUOTE (Norma McCorvey) – Jan 22

Originally posted on A DEVOTED LIFE:
“It was so hard for me to conceive that the Lord had forgiven me, especially after so many children had been killed. But He has forgiven me and restored me. And, gradually, I have…

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Book Report: Undaunted, by Josh McDowell with Cristobal Krusen

Yesterday I finished reading Josh McDowell’s autobiography.  It is another beautiful picture of God’s handiwork.  God masterfully grabbed hold of the loose and seemingly unusable threads of this man’s life that had been stained with the trauma, shame and bitterness arising from physical and sexual … Continue reading

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God is with you… in the dark places

Three different times I begged God to make me well again. Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak … Continue reading

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No Plan B

Tucked in a sermon about holding grudges or not forgiving someone, our associate pastor, Brian Dainsberg stated that there is no such thing as a Plan B from God’s perspective.  He referenced Genesis 50:15-20 when Joseph said to his brothers that sold him into … Continue reading

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He Hears…He Delivers…He delights

“The pangs of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.  The sorrows of [Hell] surrounded me; the snare of death confronted me.  In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He … Continue reading

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Hearty Mums

by Maxine Hoover, guest contributor I have three different colored mums planted to the left of my deck area in the back yard within my herb garden.  These poor little things – it’s a wonder they’ve made it.  The soil is … Continue reading

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Manna – It is good for me that I have been afflicted

“When God uses the thing that should have destroyed you to develop you, you’ll look back and say, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes” (Ps 119:71 NKJV).  Without hard times … Continue reading

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My struggles revealed His sacrifice

One night about a year ago when I was having a particularly difficult time I cried out to God “How long do I have to endure this struggle; how long do I have to endure being rejected; feeling unloved; abandoned; … Continue reading

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Self-Inflicted Wound

By Marilou Schnaderbeck We were spending a lovely evening at a friend’s lake home (beautiful weather, no bugs, water gently lapping the shore) when we decided s’mores were in order!  We were short on roasting sticks, so being the problem … Continue reading

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