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.  Some nights I have been trapped in our house, unable to get out. Others, I have an opportunity to pursue something amazing outside … Continue reading

April 24, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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Are your ordinary circumstances ruining your extraordinary life?

There are a lot of women who admire particular characters in the Bible for various reasons.  Mary was submissive to God’s will.  Ruth was loyal.  Sarah was obedient.  But these last couple years I’ve had a  fascination with a woman … 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

February 3, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson
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On Scuba Diving and Deep Sea Thinking

Last week I was remembering a series of scuba dives I took several years back when we visited Mexico.  I had been working towards scuba certification in some community center pool in the middle of winter in Minnesota but I … Continue reading

June 22, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson
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How to Save the World In Fewer Than 10 Steps

1. Even if you have all the power, splendor and resources of God himself, come into the world unattractive, poor and in a social standing generally regarded as powerless.  Isaiah 53:2-3 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, … Continue reading