Category Archives: Hardship

My Green Revolution

I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This happened last night as I was biking home from work around midnight. As an explanatory note, I live in Vancouver but work in Portland. My trip to work consists of … Continue reading

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Is it possible to get used to suffering? What happens when I meditate on truths like Romans 8:28: “For we know that in all things God works to the good of those who love him, who have been called according … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Adversity

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. –Hebrews 12:7. Maturity in the Christian life comes slowly and painfully for some. Whether because of entrenched distortions in their thinking,

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Tough Economy

I went down to the plasma center this morning. It was an unusual Sunday activity, to be sure, but I had to get down there today or I would lose my bonus for a second plasma donation within the calendar … Continue reading

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All Things Are Become New

During my reading this morning, I came across a quote in My Utmost For His Highest that got me thinking: “When a man is born again, there is not the same robustness in his thinking or reasoning for a time as … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Life’s Mishaps

I encountered a classic Chambers phrase in my reading this morning: the “luxury of misery.” Misery doesn’t sound very luxurious, does it? But the more I thought about it, the more I knew he was onto something,

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