How Do We Handle Suffering?

Pain. Suffering. Injustice. Sickness. War. Death. We struggle to wrap our arms around the tragedies of this world. It is a paradox that we live in. How can a loving God allow such deep pain and sorrow? If God cares, why does He seem despondent?  But one must not look far into the pages of…

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It’s Getting Old

It’s getting old. Chikagunya, that is. It’s day 10 and I really thought I would feel completely back to normal by now. But I don’t. I have pain in my hands and knees. Nothing like it used to be–but certainly not normal, either. I want it to go away. I long for normalcy again. Then…

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Does God Really know what is Best for Me?

Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” It is really easy to shout this verse from the rooftops when things are going well. When our finances are in check, our relationships are on good terms, our family…

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A Bit of Heaven

Welcome Ruth! This sweet bundle of joy has come to live with me for the next several weeks. She has a rare birth abnormality and God has worked in mysterious ways to bring her from Haiti to Austin. Dr. Ric Bonnell and my hubby, Dr. Coby Allen, arranged for her treatment at Dell Children’s Hospital.…

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In Sickness and In Health

Our family has been beaten down over the past few months, riddled with various illnesses. Our oldest daughter has missed so many school days that I stopped counting after we reached double-digits. As long as I can remember, we’ve never had a year like this. We’ve waded through some pretty weird stuff, like third world…

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