The Weakest Reed

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

September 18, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson

When you’re afraid to hope…

Sometimes, mostly when we’re younger, Hope is an animal of mythical proportions, comprised of features that would not dare, on this planet, to gather together on any single animal that grazes or soars or swims.  We like to hitch ourselves … Continue reading

May 7, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson

Is it strange that fear of God can draw us closer to Him?

Awaking from a bad dream is a different kind of waking.  It is not the gradual, sun-dappled arousal of a slow Sunday morning.  It is the sensation of a reverse drowning–being pulled from shadowy, deep, moving river into the drier … Continue reading