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Tapping Out: Thoughts on Pain, Suffering, and God's Blessing

Wrestling has an intriguing rule (real wrestling, not the scripted stuff on TV…that’s called wrastling).  In wrestling, when you or your opponent is pinned and cannot move, you can “tap out.”  Tapping out means “I give up, you’ve got me.”  It’s a way to surrender a point to your opponent.   1,741 more words


Wrestling With God

Three years ago, we received a crystal-clear calling to go to Thailand.  As we rushed about for the next nine months preparing to replant ourselves in a land we had never seen, I knew that this was just a three year commitment.  855 more words

Labels, or Life?

When I was a kid, I remember being called “Four Eyes.” Certainly I wasn’t the only one to wear glasses, but apparently mine were noticeable enough to give me a nickname. 518 more words

the love hate love marriage relationship

This is what I followed you for?

This is what I left my father and mother for?

This is what I forsook all others, all lifestyles, all religions of the world and pledged lifelong fidelity for? 166 more words


The Wrestler Meets His Match (Part 2)

All of his life, Jacob had to wrestle to have what he wants. He is an Alpha Male who goes after what he wants. He wrested and prevailed over his brother Esau; over his dad’s blessing; over his scheming father-in law; and now over God. 502 more words


God Wants to Break Your Heart

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. ~(Psalm 51:17)

If you’re a Christian and you’ve ever suffered loss, ever felt vulnerable and unprotected, ever felt you were sinking, drowning, crumbling at your core, then you’ve probably also wondered what I have, “Where are You, God?” or simply asked God, “Why?” If you’ve prayed to feel His presence and instead felt absence, prayed to hear His voice and heard deafening silence, prayed for a restored marriage then numbly watched the divorce finalized, prayed for healing and watched loved ones die, if you’ve placed your trust in Him and still felt that burning sting of disappointment, then you’ve encountered the God of which I speak, 583 more words

Spiritual Growth

How to Argue with God and Win

Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.” Genesis 18:32… 559 more words