Helpful Reflections for Difficult Times

by Ed Keelen

Genres: Christian Living, Grief, Inspirational

ISBN: 9781620208434

208 pages

Price: $15.99

Helpful Reflections for Difficult Times examines the emotional and spiritual impact our earthly trials have on our hearts and points us to a prayerful and contemplative walk with God.

Ed Keelen, a cancer survivor, channeled his physical distress that he experienced into daily reflections that explore the question, Where is God when I suffer? These reflections will lead you through steps of deeper communion with God through silent contemplation and prayer.

Helpful Reflections for Difficult Times is for anyone experiencing suffering and longing to know the unfathomable love of God. The reflections focus on a specific Scripture each day and explore its meaning and application to a person s trial. Not only do they urge you toward a higher state of mind that strives to see God s Bigger Picture, but also, they encourage you through the mundane tasks of your everyday life.

When we suffer, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the enormity of our circumstances. Helpful Reflections for Difficult Times declares that God is still in control, that God still loves you, that God has a plan and a purpose for your sorrow, and that God will bring joy to your life.


Ed Keelen is a retired corporate executive who is a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and has served as an elder on the Session of the church numerous times in numerous capacities. His hobbies are reading: especially books on religion/theology, singing and composing music, teaching and practicing yoga, and spending time with his grandchildren. Ed has been married 47 years to his beautiful wife Cathy and they have two grown daughters.