The Weakest Reed

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

May 27, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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What if the best thing we have going for us isn’t that we’re special but simply that we’re available?

The last couple of weeks I’ve had a series of panic-inducing dreams, waking regularly gasping for breath. ┬áSome nights I have been trapped in our house, unable to get out. Others, I have an opportunity to pursue something amazing outside … Continue reading

August 26, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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Musings on The State Fair and Exceptionalism

As may be the privilege of many Americans, I grew up with the idea that I was special. That I had a purpose. That my life would be unique in its meaning and impact on the world. But instead, I’ve … Continue reading