The Weakest Reed

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

June 24, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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When they say you’re a new creation and you just don’t really feel that way

This week my kids and I threw ourselves and some lunch into the car to gather with a friend and her kids.  As happens often to the conversations between mothers at home with their young children, our words were both … Continue reading

February 25, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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Jesus is not Disney

Apparently, they must each bring their own bucket and rope to draw water from Jacob’s well, because the Samaritan woman pointed out Jesus was lacking the necessary tools.  The well is an epidemiological nightmare. Imagine all the households that particular … Continue reading

September 20, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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A post for when it is fall and you’re turning 35 next week

At the height of summer a garden is verdant and plush, explosive with life.  But as the produce of the field grows ripe, the branches become ungainly as they droop here and there to accommodate the weight of burgeoning fruit. … Continue reading

April 30, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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My story of being a stony-hearted, brutish beast…

It was one of those days when I felt like a fraud standing in the church pew during worship.  Sunday mornings there’s a special kind of chaos that happens in our household and I frequently find myself arriving to church … Continue reading