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He offers Elijah comfort

A Cleft in a Rock

A Cleft in a Rock

A God Who Is With You When You Reach the End of Yourself Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My

Relentless: A Prison

A God who is with you in your doubt ~ John Flavel, Late minister of the Gospel at Dartmouth It was my third trip to the airport in four days. And I had at least a half dozen more coming up in the days to follow. The day after traveling home from a conference and

A Meal

A GOD WHO IS WITH YOU IN YOUR HUNGER  One thing Jesus did in the Eucharist was to connect, in a vivid and simple way, eating with obedience and worship. He joined earth with heaven, bread with manna, flesh with Spirit. He linked physical hunger with spiritual hunger. He reminded us that every bite is

I Am… Wanted

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. — John 14:18 The night held magic. I knew it before the sixteen-year-old boy standing next to me reached for my hand. Although we went to the same high school, I couldn’t believe it when he asked me out. He was an athlete,

2 Corinthians 4:18

I Am Blessed

  How much more will your Father in Heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him! — Matthew 7:11 No one wants to spend Thanksgiving Day in the ICU. Especially not a girl who has long claimed it’s her favorite holiday. But last year I did exactly that. After a difficult, daylong surgery to

His presence never left

A Pillar of Cloud and Fire

A GOD WHO IS WITH YOU WHEN YOU WANDER Earth’s crammed with Heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Aurora Leigh” The trouble is that relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing has yet

God Is Bigger Than Cancer

Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not in imagination. — C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. The pinnacle of every year. Until the year cancer joined my family at the table. I tried to stay

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