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Did God Forget About Me?

Did God Forget About Me?

Posted Sep 29th, 2020 in Anxiety, Lynn Murray, Suffering, God

We all have those times where we feel forgotten by God. We ask Him questions that begin with “Why?” We struggle to pray and read His Word. We meditate on all the things that have gone wrong and are going wrong in our lives. We can’t think of anything good when we think about our circumstances. We imagine all the amazing ways that God could possibly answer our prayers and yet none of them appear to come to fruition.

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Sitting At Home?

Sitting At Home?

Posted Mar 19th, 2020 in Anxiety, Depression, Rhonda Wiersma, Suffering, Helping Others, Mental Health

Are you at home, either self-isolating or working from home or taking care of children? Perhaps you may feeling a bit cooped up, curious what you might do next with the kids or even yourself!

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Hiding the Secret

Hiding the Secret

Posted Jul 22nd, 2019 in Sexuality, Rhonda Wiersma, Suffering

​Sexual abuse is being talked about more and more. Recently the hashtag metoo movement has come out, seemingly giving people more willingness to share their own stories of sexual assault or abuse. However, one thing haunts me particularly about the way we talk about sexual abuse. We usually only think about girls and women being sexually victimized. But did you know that many boys and men are also sexually abused?

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Crying Out to the Lord

Crying Out to the Lord

Posted Jun 17th, 2019 in Lynn Murray, Suffering, God

​In times of deep distress we feel totally out of control. We see the world and those in it as enemies. Even our closest friends and relatives appear powerless to do anything for us. We often lose all hope of things in our lives ever becoming good again.

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What God Does With Destruction

What God Does With Destruction

Posted Aug 14th, 2018 in Scott Knoechel, Suffering, God

​I love history, especially military history. I have studied World War II since I was nine. The problem with studying the history of war is that I can never fully understand the destruction and devastation that war brings. I see the images of Russia, Europe, and Britain that depict the ruins. I can see the devastation in the buildings, look at the statistics, but never fully comprehend the horror and brutality that was experienced by the survivors and victims of World War II

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Trusting God in Adversity

Trusting God in Adversity

Posted Apr 10th, 2018 in Lynn Murray, Suffering, God

I recently joined the women’s Bible study at my church. We are studying Trusting God by Jerry Bridges. It was not very far into the study when he challenged us with a question: “Is it easier to trust God or obey Him?”

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New Glasses

New Glasses

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Scott Knoechel, Suffering

I never did well in school when I was younger. It may have been because I did not care. But things changed in one day. I went to the doctor and he suggested that I needed correction, eye correction. It seemed that I was viewing things through faulty lenses; my eyes were focused wrong. I needed glasses.

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