Category Archives: the problem of pain

Daily Devotions: End Stoning!

Jeremiah 9: 20 Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament. It was both brutal and harrowing. I wept … Continue reading

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Movie Devotions: The Stoning of Soraya M

Today’s devotion may be alarming to some. Please do not read if you are squeamish. Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Divine Doodles

Isaiah 40:18 To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare Him to? If you had seen my math notebook when I was in High School, you would have found penciled images of two things in between … Continue reading

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Political Art: Tehran Turmoil

The Black uniformed Revolutionary Guard hammer green clothed protestors with cudgels and run over a student with a motorbike. Abstract drawing because the world does not want to see what is clearly happening….:( All surrounded by the Iranian flag

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Daily Devotions: A Faithful End

How a local funeral became a place of blessing after a tragic plane crash. Psalm 145: 14 The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Podcast version click here I was at a … Continue reading

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Good Friday Devotion – Dying Faith

Luke 23:44-46 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a … Continue reading

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Holy Week Devotions: Christ’s Last Seven Words from the Cross (1)

(For the next seven days, Presbyterian Bloggers are posting daily devotions about Christ’s Last Words from the Cross. Some of their regular contributors – Sarah, Jody, Doug & myself – will be writing them. If you have any comments, meditations, … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: A Great Savior

Hosea 14:4      I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.   Audio Version here: http://media.libsyn.com/media/stushie/A_Great_Savior.mp3   Sometimes when I make mean mistakes or selfishly sin, I think that God is … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Elizabeti

Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. Last summer, my youngest daughter Lauren went on a mission trip to Tabora, Tanzania. She wanted to work with children who were orphaned due to the … Continue reading

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The Shack : Bible Study 16 – The Final One!

Chapter 18: Outbound Ripples   P242    The images and memories began to flood back so powerfully that he felt like they might pick him up and sweep him off his bed and out of this world. And as he remembered … Continue reading

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