The Journey of Childlessness

By Jean E. Jones The pain of multiple miscarriages changed my perspective about God and faith. April 2010 | Today’s Christian Woman My gynecologist’s certainty gave me confidence: In a booming voice, incongruously deep for his small stature, he assured me that my baby was well, and I needn’t be worried over an earlier miscarriage. So […]

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Why God Says No: A 3 Dog Tale

Sometimes God tells us No to test whether our hearts are faithful and obedient. Imagine a master dog trainer who supplies dogs to the ATF, DEA and police is training a newly hired apprentice. The trainer points to three calmly sitting dogs and says, “We just received these dogs that received their initial training elsewhere. […]

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Why God Says No: To Teach Eternal Purpose

Why does God sometimes say No to things we seem to really need for peace and happiness? Many years ago a small business I worked for shut down unexpectedly, leaving me unemployed in the middle of a recession a few months before I was to be married. I had a tough time finding a new […]

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Honest Prayer

Like many Christians I’d memorized verses such as “all things work together for good” and “give thanks in all circumstances (Rom 8:28, 1Th 5:18). When bad things happened, I’d quote these verses, thank God for the good He would work, and push away questions. Trying to trust God, I did something akin to closing my […]

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