Tag Archives: Fear

Endings, Beginnings

“‘The end! The end has come     upon the four corners of the land!’” Ezekiel 7:2b (NIV) This past weekend Suzanna reminded Wendy and me that it was just a year ago (on Valentine’s Day) that she and I left to go on … Continue reading

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Child-Like Reactions in a World of Adult Suffering

But if I go to the east, he is not there;     if I go to the west, I do not find him. When he is at work in the north, I do not see him;     when he turns to the … Continue reading

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Weathering the Extremities of Emotional Storms

Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again. Job 7:7 (NIV) I despise my life; I would not live forever.     Let me alone; my days have no meaning. Job 7:16 (NIV) I have … Continue reading

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Job’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put … Continue reading

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Elijah, the Spaghetti Western, and Me

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of theLord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the … Continue reading

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I’ll Worry About Tomorrow, Tomorrow

What has been will be again,     what has been done will be done again;     there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV) There has been a lot of talk of late regarding the level of instability in the … Continue reading

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Carte Blanche Companions

  Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, “Today you have humiliated all your men, who have just saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters and the lives of your wives and … Continue reading

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