How Do You Deal?

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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines suffering as “to submit to or be forced to endure”, also to “undergo, or experience,” and “to put up with especially as inevitable or unavoidable.”  One thing is for certain, everyone “undergoes” or “experience” suffering.  Hard times have a way to finds us no matter our marital status, gender, color, nationality, height, weight, social and financial status, political …

Everyone Suffers

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“You will suffer, son of Hades!’ What else is new? Nico thought.” ― Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus Let me just begin by saying that Suffering is not a phenomenon that, like a virus, affects some people and not others. The truth is suffering will find us all. It is part of life, and no one is exempt from …

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One With Nature…Reflecting

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings, Uncategorized 2 Comments

I was never one to ask why things happened the way they did, but I often asked myself, “why am I still around?”  “What is the purpose in keeping me alive like this?”  Just honest questions because, well, it just has not been ideal.  Funny thing is that my questions are often met with a deafening silence.  One that for the most part only makes me feel more alienated and ignored.

Is Follow-ship Even a Word?

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I became tired of going through the motions, and doing the ministry thing that everyone else was doing.  I envied the life I saw modeled in the New Testament by Jesus’ disciples.  I wanted more meaning out of life-not more stuff…