The Upside of Suffering for the Child of God

Anxieties of the Night Eighteen years ago I almost died from a disease that cause my organs to fail and my skin to fall off. Here’s what I wrote in my journal on the first night life began to normalize: “Last night was the first night off meds–pain...

God’s Special Name For Those Who Suffer

From Mark to Peter A few years ago I was wrapping up our eighteen-month study of Mark and it hit me, “This is the perfect opportunity to teach First Peter!” Mark drips with the thinking and words of the Apostle Peter. With all of these “Petrine” thoughts in our minds,...

Why It’s Important To Laugh Through the Tears

Series 9 / 10 The Dark Path to Glory  Humor and Pain! The apex of God’s creation is humanity. The narrowing of focus in the Genesis account clearly makes that point that all of this is for the apple of God’s eye—men and women, boys and girls. There is...