Grace, Trust, and Fresh Baked Bread

Grace, Trust, and Fresh Baked Bread

I recently read that the average short-term memory span of a dog is two minutes. Based on my experience I think this may be generous.  

For instance, we adopted Gidgit as a puppy. She has always been let back inside and given a treat when she comes to the door. Always. Yet, whenever she’s ready to come in, she practically panics. Scratching, whimpering, yelping… the instant she walks up the steps. She is absolutely petrified that I will leave her there waiting, she’s afraid I’ve forgotten her, and she is riddled with anxiety. Of course this makes me lose my mind.

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Confronting a Spirit of Fear

Confronting a Spirit of Fear

Guest Post - Katie Koranda

Every morning, I stand in a circle with my coworkers as we rattle off prayer requests.

It’s a practice that I’ve never experienced at a workplace, and I like it. I like knowing what’s going on with the people I work with, and standing with them in solidarity -- in the good and the bad -- and bringing everything before God.

But I have to be honest. It’s also really hard for me.

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The Most Boring Prodigal

The Most Boring Prodigal

I’ve realized recently that I am possibly the most boring prodigal ever. I don’t have any dramatic stories and I’ve never lived a wild, party-girl lifestyle.

But I have turned from God in subtle ways.

I’ve given up on his timeline and plan.
I’ve refused to trust that he has our best interest at heart.
I’ve kept him at arms length—afraid to be let down.

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