The Weakest Reed

He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle.

January 27, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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Do you ever get the distinct impression you’re living someone else’s life?

I am currently living the life that I once mocked.  A friend and I sometimes reminisce about a day when a particularly ornery chaplain at our college spoke to a group of campus advocates outlining all the ways in which … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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The “Valley of Weeping” is the Third Week of January in Minnesota

It’s 13 degrees BELOW zero this morning.  We trudged to the pediatrician for our third separate virus within a week.  It has been a bitterly cold winter.  It started earlier and got frigid faster this year and Minnesota winters have … Continue reading

January 19, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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The Insult of “We Just Want You To Feel Happy Inside”

One of my most favorite people in the world wrote about a difficult time her 4 year old daughter was having.  Her little one was acting out a bit at pre-school, unsuccessfully trying to control the actions of her friends, … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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When We Do Wrong, Does God Separate Himself From Us?

Things got pretty ugly in our kitchen a couple nights ago. And by things, I mean both of us. I’m going to hazard to guess that more divorces result because people hate who they “become” living with their spouse than … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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Sacred Objects: Jesus Toast, Walmart Receipts and You

I’m at the stage in my life when there’s really not a single surface of my home that hasn’t been vandalized by my children.  Paint peeled off of walls.  Scratches etched into our leather couch.  Covering my books and window … Continue reading