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 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

December 20, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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My advent reflection wasn’t looking so pretty…

It was one of those days I felt like a rather dirty Christian.   I walked into church feeling decidedly unworthy. I don’t’ remember the exact circumstances.  There may have been yelling in the car or at home.  But I wasn’t … 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