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A Resurrected Faith

In Church by Caris Adel5 Comments

  I have become like one who has no strength, lost among the dead. Will your loving-kindness be declared in the grave? Will your wonders be known in the dark?   Sometimes you don’t know how close to death you were until you’ve been pulled out of the grave.  I’ve spent a long time in the darkness, working out my …

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Complaining as an Act of Faith

In Spirituality by Caris Adel8 Comments

  When my brother and I were old enough to be left home alone, we always had to clean the house.  As we got older, we fell into our roles as obedient and ‘rebellious’ oldest and middle children. Which meant by high school I was cleaning the house everyday, even forsaking homework to get it done.  If the house wasn’t …

Smaller Than A Mustard Seed

In Spirituality by Caris Adel10 Comments

  “The villagers 10 minutes away really needed a doctor, and the only way to get them there was by flying.  The pilot knew he only had 3 minutes of fuel in the plane, but he trusted God.  So he took them up!  He flew 10 minutes, but there was fighting where he needed to land.  So he kept going …

Music Monday – Jesus Is Not A Bridge

In Spirituality by Caris Adel2 Comments

When I’m singing on Sunday mornings, I usually notice a line or two in the songs we sing that I don’t like. So on most Mondays, I’m going to dissect what the theology in music is teaching us.  This might not be every week; I don’t want to be looking for things I don’t like just to have a post.  …

can we have an honest journey?

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Why do I even care about spiritual journeys and how the church is using this analogy? Why bother detailing the specific issues I have with how the church guides you towards maturity?  Is it just because I want something that makes me feel good?  It’s not that I don’t like the idea of journey for a life of following Jesus.  …