'Suffering' tagged posts

Steps to a Deeper Faith Pt. 3

I’ve mentioned in the past how our convention’s purpose statement is “giving ourselves away for the kingdom of God.” This means we are to live our lives involved in kingdom work by serving others. In Matthew 14, we read the story of Jesus feeding the 5000. Now we generally focus on the miracle of how…

The Gift of Assurance

When you are struggling in the midst of suffering Paul wants you to know that God is faithful. Paul writes, “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words; and He who searches the…

Heaven is My Home

This past week I went to visit my mom back on Vancouver Island. While there, I did the good son thing. This meant changing out light fixtures and the smoke detector and washing walls…smoker’s walls. While I was there, it rained about 90% of the time. In going “home” I realized that it isn’t home anymore……

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…

Lessons on Death from Jesus

I went to the doctor today for my usual checkup. It is interesting as one gets older how the body changes and more limitations are discovered. There are more aches and pains and mortality becomes more of a reality than in the past. Now to alleviate anyone’s curiosity, my visit to the doctor was good. That…