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Just last week I celebrated another birthday. One of my family’s traditions is to go out to eat for a birthday celebration. We play it up big. There is much talk and anticipation about where we will go eat. Of course, the birthday boy or girl in our family gets to pick the place. Since it was my birthday, I got to choose. My selection was Chicken Annie’s in Pittsburg, Kansas. The chicken is good, but the one thing I really wanted was some German coleslaw. I had a craving that was not going to be satisfied with some quick run through any fast food restaurant. I needed some German coleslaw. That may sound strange to you, but that was the thing I needed to satisfy my hunger. We all ha

Suffering Unjustly?

I am concerned about the Christian who thinks that life should be problem free and all should be well if things are "right" between him and Jesus. Perhaps there are messages that circulate in Christsendom that lead followers of Christ to believe that suffering is a result of sin or personal failure. Certianly sin and personal failure can lead to suffering. However, you may suffer and it may be completely unrelated. This misunderstanding can lead a believer to a place of confusion, doubt and despair. What the Bible says in Psalm 44:17 helps clarify this confusion. This passage says, "All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, and we have not dealt falsely with Your covenan

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