Finding God in Bad Situations

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jun 30, 2016 3:00:16 PM

Editor’s Note: Barbara Comito here. Director of Marketing & Communications for UGM. This blog was written by my 18-year-old daughter, Izzy. It’s not specifically about UGM, and yet, it is. It’s about all of us. It’s about the tough moments in life, and how God often reveals himself in unexpected ways.

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Lose the Label: Ashamed

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Apr 15, 2016 1:28:29 PM

Ironically, victims of abuse often take responsibility for the violence inflicted upon them. The result is deep shame.

Ann Williams embodied this frame of mind. She was a victim of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse growing up.

“When you don’t have the tools to talk about the violence witnessed, as a child, you blame yourself. You can’t believe that your mom and dad could be bad, so you internalize that, and that’s what I did. I somehow believed that it was me, something’s wrong with me, not them.”

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When You Can't Undo What You've Done

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Mar 22, 2016 1:06:08 PM

Ron James’ story is one of those unbelievable, too-good-to-be-true tales of a bad man turned good.

When he was 31, he murdered his ex-girlfriend and was sentenced to life in prison.

“You have taken the life of a human being, unjustly; it’s a horrible, horrible feeling, and you want to undo it, but you can’t. It’s done…it’s something you live with.”

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The Ever-Present God

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Dec 31, 2015 3:32:14 PM

In part one of this sermon from Ron Pyle, professor at Whitworth University, he explained why as Christians, we don’t need to live in fear. Ron begins part two by giving examples from Scripture in which God overcomes fear with His presence.  

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