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Waiting Room (Advent 1)

We wait for Christ’s return, living in the in-between, without knowing when it will be. ┬áTo wait is to surrender our control. To wait is to trust in God.

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The weight and the wait {guest post}

Leigh Kramer is one of those rare kindred spirits that you find on the internet who makes me glad for worldwide connections and computer scientists. She thinks and cares deeply, and she’s generous-hearted to the core. I love her words and I’m glad she’s here today. Here’s her story:   The weight settled so gradually, […]

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A cry for help {guest post}

  Something a little different for today’s God and Suffering story: a friend from church sent me a ‘stream of consciousness’ post, very journal-like, written in a time of depression a few months ago. He described it as both a prayer and: “articulate crying, with the same therapeutic value as actually weeping.” It is so […]

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Again

“Can you please tell me how to get in touch with my local ME specialist? I know the files were being transferred to a new system last year, but I was meant to see him last March, and haven’t heard anything and…”   I stop before the emotion catches up with me: pause, concentrate on […]

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Arrival (Advent Thoughts)

What will it be like when Jesus returns?   I’ve really enjoyed this Advent series following Mary’s journey. We’ve considered the parallels between Christ’s first coming and His second coming: the waiting, the homelessness, the groaning. But it has all been building up to this: the arrival.   I don’t know about you, but I […]

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Homeless (Advent Thoughts)

Advent means ‘coming’. For ages I really didn’t understand Advent. Then a few years ago, a preacher explained that traditionally Advent preaching would focus not on the incarnation but on the return of Jesus; not on his first coming but his second coming. It was meant to be a penitential season, a time to pause […]

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Waiting (Advent Thoughts)

Advent means ‘coming’. For ages I really didn’t understand Advent. Then a few years ago, a preacher explained that traditionally Advent preaching would focus not on the incarnation but on the return of Jesus; not on his first coming but his second coming. It was meant to be a penitential season, a time to pause […]

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Why healing can’t be hurried up {guest post}

Whenever I read Shelly Miller’s writing I slow down. She takes me through a meditative and visual journey, whatever she writes. She is a fellow minister’s wife, with much wisdom, and I’m delighted she’s sharing her God and Suffering story here. Over to Shelly:   Sitting under the square hole in the mud wall, a […]

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