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Posts Tagged: negativity

Where is God When Life is Hard?

Why doesn’t God bail us out of hard situations? I was talking with a friend about a struggle someone we knew was having with finances. To help them out, my friend was considering forgiving a debt they owed him. But it felt like God was saying that He would not have my friend forgive the… Read more »

Rejoicing When Life Goes Sideways

How does God want us to love? I used to “love” through control. A parent’s perspective has the hindsight and wisdom gleaned from their own journey. And it’s our job to share our journey, with all its successes and mistakes, with our kids. Hopefully, imparting wisdom and learning lessons packed with love. Occasionally, I’ll see my… Read more »

The Torment That Ensnares Us

What does torment look like? I’m not talking medieval torture, but the barrage of negativity that persistently bangs against our door. For some, it’s fear. Unreasonable, unrelenting fear. The vague sense that something bad could happen to us or someone we love. An undefined sense of doom that hangs over us like a cloud. For… Read more »

How Does Negativity Infect Us?

How does negativity infect us? I had a tightly scheduled trip to Eugene to interview some candidates for our bookkeeping position. Because of congested airspace, I missed my connecting flight. So just after lunchtime, I found myself listening as the kind reservationist explained that all the flights to Eugene were oversold, but they did have… Read more »