The Weakest Reed

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

July 26, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson

So you’ve got all the latest. Now what?

I’ve always been afraid to admit this, even to myself, because I feel like it reveals some sort of horrible truth about me.  I hate the book The Giving Tree.  I know the “right” reaction to this children’s classic picture … Continue reading

April 24, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson

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 3, 2014
by Rachel Gustafson

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

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

April 6, 2013
by Rachel Gustafson

Does What I Do Matter?

I get up exhausted as is the general state of existence in the early years of motherhood. I make my way to the kitchen and in the clang and clatter and chaos of breakfast with three toddlers, it became clear … Continue reading