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The Fruit of Suffering and Grief

The Fruit of Suffering and Grief

Peter: The Reluctant Sufferer  I was talking to a group of about a hundred experienced pastors and church-growth leaders in a training seminar. The topic for the day was how to help people grow spiritually in ways that affect real life. I began by giving them a hypothetical problem to solve.  “If you had to

#blessed

My daughter died of cancer at 8 years old, and I am blessed. Excuse me? Yes, you read that right. This statement appears to be oxymoronic, to be oil and water. Delusional. After all, the loss of Daisy Love drove me to spend some serious time questioning. Why, God? Why a broken world? Why me?

Facing Down Your Adversaries

When the Japanese were en route over the Pacific to bomb Pearl Harbor, a Japanese naval commander proclaimed to the chief officer of the fleet that Japan would soon be the greatest world power, eliminating the superpower status of the United States. The chief commander looked reflectively at his comrade and said, “I fear all we have done

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