Tag Archives: trials

I think I learned my lesson

Thanks for all of the comments and feedback in last week’s post about the J.O.Y. rule. It seems that really resonated with a lot of you. I like the conversations that it generated outside of the post as well. It’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating new seasons

Another Wednesday post, and it’s my Birthday! Two great things in one day. I love growing older. Life really is like wine, it gets better with age. I don’t know who first said that, but I’m sure it was someone … Continue reading

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A purpose of suffering

“A purpose”, is different from saying “the purpose”. If I were to title this “The purpose of suffering”, that would imply that there is only one purpose, and I know what that is. To offer such a bold statement would … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to hurt me

“I don’t want to see you get hurt”, a statement I’ve heard more than once recently. In these conversations, the sentiment is often followed with “Guard your heart”. Since I tend to take the Bible pretty seriously, and the words … Continue reading

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In Parts. Two

Part 2: Work This summer was one of the best times of my life to date. With no steady employment, I was forced to depend daily on Christ and rest in His great love for me. My faith grew immensely … Continue reading

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In parts. One

Part 1: Recap I left my job back in February, and by the end of the month I was in South Africa. A lot has happened since then. Here’s a re-cap. Next week will break it down in separate posts. … Continue reading

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What is poverty? (2)

I just sent these thoughts to a friend and am reposting them here. Because I’m frustrated. And I somehow make myself feel better by telling the whole world that. Yes, I want to be a person who lives simply and … Continue reading

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Career v. Calling Job v. Vocation What can I do with this moment? If God has called me to something, nothing in the world will stop that from happening. Pray. Don’t force life to happen. Experience. Journal. Engage in conversation. … Continue reading

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Hearing God’s Heart

I was a little angry with God last night. Several of my friends are going through some trying times. Deaths in the family, overabundance of stress, life transitions, etc are bringing them to a point of constant turmoil. Although I … Continue reading

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