Tag Archives: suffering

WHY SUFFER? – #6 Discipline – The “Tire” Test

  “I guess we’ll have to try that test again,” God said. I think I remember the preacher who said that, but he was not important.  What was important was that statement.  It has stuck with me. In one of … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER, Part 5 – Holy Spirit

Yesterday I ended my post with saying the Holy Spirit is a Comforter and gave the Bible illustration of Stephen who, while being stoned to death, saw Jesus. Today I want to discuss the role Christians should/could play in being … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFER, Part 4, I would strike them dead

Okay striking one dead might be a bit much, BUT IT’S GOOD FOR SOME FOLKS THAT I’M NOT GOD! I’m back to the issue of suffering.  At this point I want to say, I am writing to adults and about … Continue reading

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SUFFERING, PART 3, INSTIGATOR

SO YOU’RE MAD, WHO YOU GONNA BLAME? Some people live their lives as if there is no God.  “I Did It My Way” is their goal in life. When adversity comes they shake their fist in the face of (their non-existent) … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFERING? Part 2

My oh my! With a sigh I will try to make the best of an unexpected situation.  Yesterday I posted a blog which said I was going to write a series called “Why Suffering?”  Now I find I had  senior moment or something like that.  … Continue reading

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WHY SUFFERING, Part 1, Intro

Dear Friends, I am going to be writing a series of posts regarding “suffering.”  The Bible tells many reasons why people suffer, but we do not like the answers it gives so we often play dumb, which is a form … Continue reading

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SUICIDE HOTLINE

  You sometimes can’t cope? You fear having no support? Call for help – NAMI **************** Recognizing that September is National Suicide Prevention Month, Ronovan has asked that our haiku relate to that subject.  Thank you, Ronovan.    The National Suicide … Continue reading

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OUTLOOK DISMAL

Land I love torn apart. Fierce issues storm my heart. From distress I cry. ***********   https://ronovanwrites.com/2019/02/18/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-241-stormfierce/ Image: Pixabay

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THE RUN-AWAY – SOMEBODY’S “PICK”

Okay, friends, there is not really a poster.  Sometimes you believe me even when I write fiction so I want to clarify.  Just some thoughts coming together with a compassion for run-a-ways and their families.  I wrote something recently about … Continue reading

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KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

Man can know no more about God than what God reveals to him. But man can know much less about God than God has revealed. Hosea records God’s disapproval of those who do not know him, “Hear the word of … Continue reading

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