Category Archives: Suffering

Forty Days Returning, Day 30–More on Suffering

As I was pondering what I wanted to share this evening, I searched my previous posts for the word, “anxiety.” As I have been experiencing a little anxiety today, I wanted to see what wisdom I could offer myself from … Continue reading

Posted in Suffering | Leave a comment

Forty Days Returning, Day 26–On Suffering

There’s a lot of sadness, grief, and suffering in the world right now. It has always been so, but now we’re perhaps more present to it.  I wrote the following piece on suffering two  years ago, when I was more … Continue reading

Posted in Suffering | Leave a comment

Forty More Days, Day 22–The Struggle is Real

I have to admit that I struggle sometimes. After all these years working, I still am assailed by self doubt. No matter how much I might accomplish, no matter how many people tell me how awesome I am, I somehow … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings, Suffering | Leave a comment

Forty More Days, Day 19–Learning through Suffering

“He learned obedience through the things which he suffered” ~~Hebrews 5:8 I think every day about suffering, some days it is more intently than others, but every day nonetheless. Do you really? Every single day? I can hear you saying. … Continue reading

Posted in Suffering | Leave a comment

Forty More Days, Day 10–The Painful Way

Yesterday evening a coworker got “laid off,” a nice word for “fired.” She came into my office and around my desk to give me a very quick hug and leave me her phone number in case I had any job … Continue reading

Posted in Suffering | Leave a comment

Forty Days Revisited, Day 10–Return to the Body Electric

On the 120+ day journey of three years worth of Lent, I spent a lot of time thinking and writing about the body and the nature of the physical suffering that Jesus endured during his last days on the planet. … Continue reading

Posted in Suffering | Leave a comment

Forty Days Revisited, Day 8–Standing in Need of Prayer

“It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, standin’ in the need of prayer.” The other day I wrote about suffering, and as I have continued to think about it, a particular vision came to mind. In 2011, I experienced one of … Continue reading

Posted in Random Musings, Resilience, Suffering | Leave a comment