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Why does God let the bad stuff happen?

Why does God let the bad stuff happen?

It’s the question we all ask at some point, isn’t it. Maybe it’s the question we ask every day, because every day is full of pain. We just have to switch on the news to see all the bad stuff. Evil permeates our world, and snakes its way into our lives and the lives of those we love. Senseless stuff happens and we just don’t get it. We’re not alone. The Bible is full of this question, from Job to…

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Unmasked: Embracing the Broken

Unmasked: Embracing the Broken

‘How do you feel now?’ I stand there, my head bowed, my body stiff as I contain the pain raging inside. What do I say? ‘Are you feeling better?’ I bite down on my lip. ‘A little, yes, thank you.’ But inside I am berating myself. That’s not true, is it? I don’t feel a little better at all. If anything, I feel worse, the pain made somehow more obvious by the prayer. I feel just that bit smaller, that…

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Seen from a Scene

Seen from a Scene

I sleep fitfully, aware of you close by, so new, so needy, so I wake quickly to the sound. A kind of humming, gaining in volume, a resounding harmony of resonance. It tugs at my soul, something deep within, a knowledge I didn’t know of. And then the light. First a chink of light, snaking down the mud-packed wall, a crack in the fabric which makes no sense in the dead of night. I glance around; you are sleeping quietly,…

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