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Suffering Well… After the Loss of a Spouse

A reflection by Craig D. How does one suffer well? In my case, unintentionally. Yes, I’m a follower of Jesus and I know all the stock verses and sayings. But that presumes my brain and my heart were functioning normally. Neither was. My heart was broken. My best friend, my precious Judi, was gone. My mind was a fog, it couldn’t put thoughts together and process them. So, if I suffered well, it wasn’t because of me or my actions.…

Suffering Well: A Series of Reflections

Dear reader, Recently, while praying for those in our community who are hurting, these words came to me: “Learn what I am teaching you. Everyone is suffering. Few know how to suffer with me.” The following blog posts are reflections from members of our community who have suffered deeply and who continue to struggle to suffer with Jesus. They have not run away. In the darkness, in the midst of their sadness, they have looked to the God who suffers…