The Weakest Reed

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

July 28, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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A Bible story that would make for some sensational reality tv

There is an ancient story of a time when God, having grown tired of the wayward tendencies of his people the Israelites, uses the life of the prophet Hosea as a real-life object lesson. God commands Hosea to marry a … Continue reading

July 26, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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So you’ve got all the latest. Now what?

I’ve always been afraid to admit this, even to myself, because I feel like it reveals some sort of horrible truth about me.  I hate the book The Giving Tree.  I know the “right” reaction to this children’s classic picture … Continue reading

July 14, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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When you find yourself in THAT place. Again. Still. (Or: It’s ok if everything’s not ok)

In the same way any word transforms itself into a virtually indistinguishable collection of lines and curves after having been written over and over again, I’ve begun to wonder what exactly is the meaning of that phrase so often dispensed … Continue reading

July 2, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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Four things you need to know about Hobby Lobby before you panic (or let your friends panic)

  The decision of the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case does not mean that Americans or even Hobby Lobby employees will no longer have access to all of the same contraceptives to which they currently have access.  In … Continue reading