The Weakest Reed

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

June 2, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson

On having faith, being disappointed and how it all just kind of sucks sometimes

When I hear a statement like “It was even better than I could have possibly imagined,” I find myself suspecting it likely has more to do with a lack of imagination than the quality of the actual experience.  More often … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson

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

May 17, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson

For those unable to put the oxygen mask on yourself first

I remember it as an old-fashioned bike painted shiny black and it was heavy. Or at least it felt heavy to me. I was probably eleven and the bike was made for a man, not a child. The problem of … Continue reading