Category: Trials

My Passion

I stand here and look up to a cross on a hill All of creation was in chaos but yet I was still Amazed at the way you were beaten and torn How could they hate you and show you…

Musings on the Cross

Sometimes I receive devotional e-mail from my Christian friends.  There are different kinds, from sentimental poems to quotes from various theologians.  Especially around Easter, these are often vivid and devastating descriptions of the physical suffering which the Lord endured at…

Ugly, Beautiful Cross

In preparation of Easter, I have been reading the passage in Luke 18:31-34 where Jesus reminds his disciples of his coming death, and I think, “can I bear to read this again; it is so hard.” I dread the guilt…

Lost and Lonely

I was at the doctor’s office  a while back; I had an appointment to discuss an upcoming surgery.  Something from there followed me home, remaining in my mind.  It really rattled me ~ not my surgery or anything like that. …