"You are good, good, oh, you are good, good, oh." The worship leader crooned out these lyrics while the congregation around me joined their voices in uplifted praise to a Good God. I crossed my arms and fought back bitter tears. I closed my eyes and lifted my head. "You are not good. I will … Continue reading When Life is Bad, God is Still Good
Sadness overwhelms me around this time each year. My conflicted emotions battle when I think of our loss, but I allow myself to grieve in January. The anniversary of our miscarriage weighs on me. I feel guilty allowing myself to cry for two reasons. First, I knew about the pregnancy for mere days when I … Continue reading When We Meet Again
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. --Romans 8:18 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. --Romans 5:3-4 I sit here, wanting to write so much but feeling … Continue reading Perseverance
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 Whether due to my awareness or the reality of the current world situation, it seems to me lately there is so much pain and suffering. There are five members of my family currently in the midst of … Continue reading Why?