The Weakest Reed

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

September 3, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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What it’s like to be a Permanude, a worm-eating mole and a child of God all at the same time.

You know that classic nightmare of showing up to school completely naked? Parenting has done that to me except there are no clothes in sight because they’re all in dirty piles in the laundry room and every day seems to … Continue reading

June 30, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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God’s Ode to the Common Cooking Pot

A good friend was stopping by with her daughters for a last-minute play date that added a bit of buzz and delight to what was otherwise a quickly depreciating Friday afternoon. It had been a chaotic week. I can’t tell … Continue reading

May 20, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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Christians, Emotions and “The Truth”

I was born in Minnesota to parents of mostly Swedish and English heritage. As if the genetic stock weren’t good enough reason to master the arts of passive-aggression and suppression , the tundra-like plains of the prairies in winter are … Continue reading