The Gift of Presence

By Randy Blanton Jeremiah 29:11-13 I am often puzzled by those who misuse human suffering as a litmus test to question the reality of God’s love. “If God is love,” some would query, “then why does he permit suffering in the world?” As I have pondered the difficulties encountered...
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Because of Suffering

By Patty Villareal Romans 8:18‐25 “I am sure that what we are suffering now cannot compare with the glory that will be shown to us.” (v. 18) Suffering comes in many forms, relative to the person who is suffering. It may be a physical pain as simple as stubbing your toe on the...
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At the Peak End

By Garrett Vickrey Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 Nobel Prize winning researcher Daniel Kahneman has come up with a theory as to how we experience and remember suffering. He studied the experience of suffering people went through during colonoscopy and kidney stone procedures. From this...
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