Category Archives: Suffering

Meditations on Roses, Dante and Psalm 40, while sick and rocking on the front porch of “the Rest Home for Confederate Soldiers”

Barbara Bush, Pope John Paul II, and Olympiad are bursting forth in magnificent color before my very eyes. I sit on our front porch, seeing my reflection in the iPad screen where I also barely see the words I am … Continue reading

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A Delayed Salvation

“who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5). A friend came by the other day to talk about salvation. Those who characterize themselves as unbelievers … Continue reading

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Trusting in the God Who Cares

A Sermon from Exodus 3.7-8; Psalm 145.1-3, 18-21; Luke 1.68, 4.16-21; Hebrews 2.10-14, Delivered at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN, October 21, 2007   Introduction to the Reading   Today we will read about a part of God’s character that … Continue reading

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Struggling Saints

We have learned in recently-revealed private journals, which Mother Theresa had not wanted published and are now being published under the title Come Be My Light, that the little Albanian nun struggled with her faith as she ministered to the … Continue reading

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PERËNDIA E DI EMRIN TËND (God Knows Your Name)

I delivered this message to teens in the Hope for the World Albanian orphanage in Tirana, Albania in late May of 2007. I sought to identify my own childhood as an orphan with theirs. And I gave this message in … Continue reading

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Out of Our Minds

When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Luke 8.35 NIV The story of the man of the … Continue reading

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I Will Not Let Go of Easter

I will not let go of Easter. More properly, I affirm that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is not something that I will celebrate and remember on one day of the year. In the Reformed faith, that is in the … Continue reading

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