Pain & Paradox: The Path of Praise

Nothing is ever wasted in God’s economy—especially pain. Just as He numbers the hairs of our head, He numbers every heart-ache, injury, and injustice; and He will never allow one more than is necessary for His purpose, and our good.

His good plan is to use every pain and paradox of our lives to lead us along our path of praise. And He will use the most unlikely teachers to finally bring us to our bright and shining bridge of His presence and sufficiency.

Walk with the author along her personal path of pain, discover paradoxes that only God could devise for His purpose and glory, catch a glimpse of the bright bridge He is designing just for you; and along the way, meet Spanky and Scooter, two energetic little Jack Russell teachers of His principles.


“I have known the author for over 20 years as pastor, friend and co-worker in the Kingdom. In my own way I have had at least a second row seat in the journey she so honestly takes you on in this story of the faithful love of God. Rarely, have I read someone who is willing to tell it as it is when it comes to the “problem of pain” as C.S. Lewis would put it. I found myself agreeing on a level that was more than intellectual. She put into words the place we find ourselves in our hearts with God when we suffer with Him. I recommend her story, in many ways it’s your story too. It will encourage your heart and the heart of those you know who find themselves in the place we don’t understand called trouble.”
Jay St. Clair Community Outreach Minister College Heights Christian Church Joplin, Missouri