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The Spiritual Anatomy of Physically Abusive Men

Yet another woman has been murdered by a physically abusive man—this time in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On April 12, 2015, Janessa Spencer was at home with her boyfriend, Samual Cook, when they heard a loud banging on the door. As Spencer

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Easter, Resurrection, and the Germanwings Airliner Crash

On March 24, 2015, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz took his place in the cockpit of Germanwings Flight 9525, originating in Barcelona, Spain. The destination was Düsseldorf, Germany. Lubitz had done his research. He was ready. He just had to wait for

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Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Annette and I are saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams yesterday, August 11, 2014, at the age of 63. He was a great and compassionate soul. His humor lightened the lives of millions of people around the

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering, The Afterlife

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 4

Click here for Part 1 of this article. Click here for Part 2 of this article. Click here for Part 3 of this article. It’s time to face the music. It’s time to get busy and struggle with our faith.

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How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 3

Click here for Part 1 of this article. Click here for Part 2 of this article. Part 2 dealt with God’s eternal perspective in creating and governing the universe and the people in it. One of the points made there

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How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 2

Click here for Part 1 of this article. In Part 1, we talked about the painful struggles of life, our questioning of God, and how coming to realize that we don’t understand the way God runs this universe is a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 1

Three Spiritual Conundrums have been submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life on a similar theme. First, from a reader named Tom: I understand the concept of free will and that we were all given the ability to make choices. So

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Ihor Lakatosh’s Story: How Healing the Body Helps the Soul

(Photo credits: AP / Michael Dwyer) For those who have a healthy, working body, it’s easy to take it for granted. It’s only when our body isn’t working so well that we realize how profound an impact our body has

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Is it Easy or Hard to Get to Heaven?

Two thousand years ago Jesus Christ said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and

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How Can I Help a Loved One who is In an Abusive Relationship?

A reader named “Sister-In-Law” recently submitted a spiritual conundrum in which she describes the situation of her husband’s brother, “John” (not his real name), who is married to a woman who abuses him verbally and physically. The woman has a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Sex Marriage Relationships
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