Category Archives: testing

“Those who sit in darkness . . .”

Our painful circumstances feel more acute this time of year, when others seem to be so happy and light-hearted.  Our present and future seem dreadful.  Job, who suffered (he thought) so senselessly, felt his pain more acutely, not knowing the … Continue reading

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Our loving Coach in temptation

As a schoolboy, I learned to water ski from my dad.  He gave me a few dry land lessons on the basics of balancing myself over the skis, staying crouched until the speed of the boat was sufficient to allow … Continue reading

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Examine me, O Lord . . .

“Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.”      Psalm 26:2 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way … Continue reading

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