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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 6–On Suffering, Part 1

One of the challenges of nightly blogging is that, usually by the time I sit down to write, I’ve worked all day and my mind is worn out. During this first week of Lent, I have been even more exhausted … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 39–And So We Mourn

What a 24 hours it must’ve been between the Last Supper and the removal of Jesus’s lifeless body from the cross. Imagine the urgency he must have been feeling as he dined for the last time with his closest followers, his … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day Two–On Suffering, Part I

Today I’ve been thinking about the nature of suffering. So much of Lent, particularly at the end, those last few days, hours of Jesus life is focused on suffering. Often people’s attention is focused on the suffering of the body, … Continue reading

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