Tag Archives: sickness

The Saturday Post(s)

Pastor vs. Bomb Threat. A pastor’s letter to his church when a bomb threat targeted his church’s Christmas Eve service. “Nothing changes.  Come on if you planned to do so.  But, make things simple by not bringing a backpack, a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Saturday Post(s)

God is Bigger Than My Cancer. “As I prepared for chemotherapy, my wife smiled and handed me a handmade card, colored bright with crayons and signed by a fifteen-year-old girl with Down syndrome in our congregation. My tears flowed as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Sickness is a Gift

For those who don’t know God, there is nothing good to say about sickness. Sickness is always bad all the time. It strains, it inconveniences, it harms, and it kills. Sickness is only enemy. But the same is not true … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Saturday Post(s)

Don’t Claim Your Healing. A thoughtful piece on how to think of and handle chronic sickness or pain. The conclusion is gold: “Here is a truth worth thinking about today: our pain may be bringing about a deep healing in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Words to the Dying

If you were at the side of a dying man, what would you say? Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), a weighty and time-honored theologian, once wrote a piece intended for that very purpose: to bring comfort to  dying Christians. His words … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Quick Way to Know If You Worship Idols

Idolatry is the root of all sin. Essentially, all of our sin is deciding to trust, love, and obey something else instead of God. As I have said before, our disobedience to God is actually obedience to something else. So … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Never Compare Your Sufferings

“In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter.” That is a line from the back cover of a book on my shelf. It is talking about the author of the book. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment