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Thanksgiving Lessons

Thanksgiving Lessons

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted… — Psalm 34:18 (NIV) Evie wasn’t friendly or accommodating like the other servers at the Waffle House. The day before Thanksgiving, when she charged me $1.70 for an ounce of milk for my coffee, I slapped a couple of choice labels on her too. “Grumpy” was my favorite.
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Pain Is a Microphone

There Will Be Blood Pain is a microphone. And the more it hurts, the louder you get. Suffering isn’t an obstacle to being used by God. It is an opportunity to be used like never before. This truth leaps off the pages of Scripture again and again and again. Joseph suffered for years as a

Depression: The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

As a principal of a small Christian school, one phenomenon I saw from time to time was “cutting.” Students would cut themselves, not deeply enough to do permanent damage but enough to inflict pain and leave scars. I wondered why students would “cut,” and no amount of discussion would help me understand. Until I experienced depression. A few

God’s Peace for When You Are Grieving a Lost Relationship

Editor’s Note: If you struggle with sleep in the middle of the night hours, those wee hours that stretch out dark, long, and lonely, and your mind wanders to worries, sadness, confusion, or anxiety, this gem of a book is for you. In this broken world, relationships can get messy. Whether it’s between a parent

Too Busy Not To Pray

Have you ever felt like there are not enough hours in the day? Family responsibilities, job stress, home repairs, long commutes, and evening meetings can take up every waking moment. At times the stress of it all invades our sleep time, leaving us even more exhausted when the alarm tells us another day has started.

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Where is God When it Hurts?

News editors had already selected the top news story of 2012, with President Barack Obama’s reelection polling the most votes. But after the December tragedy at Sandy Hook all other news seemed somehow insignificant. For the first time ever the Associated Press re-voted, now naming the saddest event of the year as the most important.

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