Tag Archives: Pain

Crap Sandwich

The past several weeks have been pretty rough for some people Lisa and I know. One of my nieces was diagnosed with breast cancer and needs to have chemo and a mastectomy. Another person we know was eight months pregnant and lost the child when his heart stopped beating. A man in our church is […]

The Unhappiest Time of Year

The holiday season is in full gear and for most people the holidays are a time of family, feasts, and fun. But for a small group of people the holidays aren’t so joyous. For a variety of reasons the holiday season can be quite depressing, reminding people of traumas, loneliness, and loss.  I want to […]

Trust

If you’re like me just saying the word reminds you of all the times people broke your trust and you start to raise your shields to defend yourself from whatever comes after that word! I want to talk about trust today, but I want to do it with our defense mechanisms turned off so we […]

What If You’re God’s Champion?

One of my favorite books in scripture is the book of Job (pronounced with a long O like toad). It is thought to be the oldest book of the Bible written somewhere between 2000-1800 B.C. – roughly 4,000 years ago. It deals with man’s greatest question in the world – human suffering. I think I […]

When You Lose Trust in God

This may sound weird, but I always cringe a little when people say, “Just give it up to God,” or “Let go and let God.” I get what they’re saying and at the 40,000 foot view it’s exactly right. But when people are in crisis, letting go and giving the pain up to God just […]

Emotional Pain

I was teaching the adult Sunday school class at church this past weekend and we were talking about Jesus going to the cross. Specifically, we were talking about how Jesus opted not to take the wine with gall, which would have acted as a potent painkiller to help him through his ordeal. To this, one […]