Category Archives: Suffering

A Boll Weevil Experience

In his book It Is Toward Evening, Vance Havner tells the story of a group of cotton farmers in the deep South. Year after year these men grew cotton, put their profits back into it, and set all of their fields in … Continue reading

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“Vengeance is Mine,” Says the Lord

For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” (Hebrews 10:30, N.K.J.V.) If you have any fight in you at all, it can be almost impossible … Continue reading

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Two Different Agendas

When my son Ryan was in high school and trying to get a chance to play college baseball, I took him to a Prospect Camp at a small college in Georgia. The college had a successful DII baseball program, and … Continue reading

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What Donald Trump Jr. Has Figured Out

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” (John 18:36, … Continue reading

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God Works in Mysterious Ways

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah … Continue reading

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Biscuit Revival

As for God, His way is perfect… (Psalm 18:30, N.K.J.V.) A pastor asked an evangelist to come and preach a weeklong revival in his church. Each service a love offering would be taken up to pay the evangelist, and he … Continue reading

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The Sound of the Scrape

The renowned pastor Harry Ironside once told the story of a Christian widow who lived in Scotland. Her husband’s untimely death had left her with several small children to raise, and money was forevermore tight. Through it all, though, she … Continue reading

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Somebody Got My Goat

He calms the storm, So that its waves are still. (Psalm 107:29, N.K.J.V.) Perhaps you’ve heard the expression, “Somebody got my goat.” Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “That person really gets my goat.” To get someone’s goat is to … Continue reading

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The Good Thing About Trouble

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. (James 1:2-3, N.L.T.) Dr. Lee … Continue reading

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When Lightning Strikes You

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of … Continue reading

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