'pain' tagged posts

Scars

This past week, we saw one of the great political upsets in history when Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States. The fallout has led to constant riots and protests. People were declaring their disapproval of the results of the election on social media using #notmypresident. People were…

Going Through the Tunnels of Life

How many of you can remember when traveling as a child, lifting up your legs as the car you were in went over a bridge or over some train tracks? It was one of those fun things you did as a kid. Another thing you might have done was maybe hold your breath as you went…

When the World Doesn’t Make Sense…

The news this past week was filled with so many tragedies carried out by terrorists and murderers. A young mother and daughter died at the hands of a deranged soul. A man filled with hate drove a large truck into a crowd of people celebrating their national holiday, killing dozens. Police killings followed by the killing of police……

Growing through Adversity

This past weekend, the father of one of our congregation members passed away. It brought back a lot of memories for me as I pondered when my own father passed away almost 12 years ago. Death is a part of life just as much as birth. Pain and sorrow are just as much a part…