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Praising God in the Pain

It was a dark and stormy night. In my soul. It had been another day of relentless fatigue, weakness, headache, and other symptoms. I spent the morning in bed, didn’t go to work in the afternoon, and stayed home from the evening Bible study. I finally broke under the attacks both physical and spiritual I […]

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The Hand of the Lord in Chronic Illness

I had a party the other night. You should have been there. Really, it was spectacular–deflated balloons, tattered streamers, clumpy confetti, flat soda. It was probably the most extravagant pity party in the history of pity parties.  I didn’t mention it was a pity party? Well, now you know. I was celebrating a late night […]

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Wednesday Writings

The Narrow Place of Chronic Illness

I love driving down Main Street. At night. When the streets are empty and the air is quiet and only a few people move on the sidewalk under the glowing lamps.  Put me on Main Street in the middle of the day, however, and you’ll find me gripping the steering wheel with both hands, gritting […]

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Lessons From Job Wednesday Writings

Lessons From Job: The Emotions of Suffering

“So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.” Job 2:13 The book of Job, while offering a study of human suffering, also presents a study of human emotion, particularly the emotions experienced […]