Tag Archives | suffering

Parable of the Merchant and the Pearl

My older brother loves him some analogies. There is a unique glee that comes over his face whenever he finds a clever analogy to explain something. He especially likes using funny details from our hometown or people from my high school to help me grasp the subtle nuances in a story that would otherwise elude […]

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Jacob mourning Joseph

Joseph’s story is famous. I won’t recount it. But the other night I was profoundly affected by a couple sentences in the story of Joseph that I had never really thought about before. “Then the brothers killed a young goat and dipped Joseph’s robe in it’s blood. They sent the beautiful robe to their father […]

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Matthew 9:20-21

“Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” -Matthew 9:20-21 This moment in Scripture is very raw and familiar to me lately. At a macro level, I […]

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