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GLEANINGS from Claudia: The Abiding Life – A Purpose in Suffering

“Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.” Colossians 1:24-25 NIV “I want … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Victim or Victory?

“O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Sam

“I am in pain and distress: may your salvation, O God, protect me.” Psalm 69:29 Fresh tears tonight as I grieve for a family I don’t even know. ‘Sam’, the 32 year old sister-in-law of a young man I know, … Continue reading

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Grief – The Purpose of Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about the purpose of life. I believe God creates us for an eternal relationship with him. In that relationship we bring him glory and both him and ourselves joy. We are born to begin this … Continue reading

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