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Understanding the Bad Things

We all experience trial. James would not say “when you meet trials” if it was something only some people have to go through. The other important point about trials to catch here is that they are “of various kinds.”  This tells me that we all face different hardships, but that does not elevate the severity of one person’s hardship over another’s. James tells us to “count it all joy” when we meet any trial. He does not limit our ability to see the joy in just some of our trials.

As I was meditating on this verse in light of my life, my mind zoomed through the things I would call trials. I have suffered...

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Have you ever asked, “What else could possibly happen?” Or, have you told God you just couldn’t possibly take “one more thing”? God has a sense of humor, trust me. Don’t say those things unless you are ready for the ride of your life!

Let me share with you the whirlwind that God swept my family up in 3 years ago.

My husband and I felt the call to move from our first home together in Kentucky to Toledo, Ohio. We previously said that we would never live in the north again. We never thought that we would WANT to live under the heavy gray blanket that covers the Glass City, where the unemployment rate is pushing 20%, where the landscape stretches flat as far as the eye can see. But here were were.  Can you see His sense of humor already?

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