Monthly Archives: November 2012

#2 Pencil Faith – Entry 15

In recent years standardized public school tests have been the subject of much debate.  The focus has been on disparities in the quality of school systems and the lack of opportunities some students have to prepare for tests due to … Continue reading

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#2 Pencil Faith – Entry 14

When I counsel with people suffering through a difficult trial, I find their confusion over matters of faith often produces their greatest anxiety.  I know it sounds strange, but people can accept physical pain and personal loss as a part … Continue reading

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#2 Pencil Faith – Entry 13

“Take a deep breath!” The stranger’s advice wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, but it was what I needed.  My parents had given me permission to rent a rowboat on Glacier Lake at a lodge in Montana.  The surface … Continue reading

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#2 Pencil Faith – Entry 12

It is difficult to define a faith out of control; one in which the certainties we once counted on are shaken to their core, and Satan uses our long unanswered questions as weapons against us.  At least we know we … Continue reading

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#2Pencil Faith – Entry 11

I have always been a lead breaker.  A lefty, my writing protocol is unorthodox, and I have a bad habit of holding writing utensils too tightly and pushing down hard.  Mechanical pencils are impossible and even ballpoint pens sometimes crack … Continue reading

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#2 Pencil Faith – Entry 10

As the persecution escalates I question my strategy of allowing such things to exist within the context of faith.  It sounded so reasonable at the time.  It would have made no sense to allow the lesser things that troubled me … Continue reading

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#2 Pencil Faith – Entry 9

This marks the beginning of the delusion.  Though we have grown confident in those things we understand about God, our doubts and fears rise with alarming aggression.  Worries spiral out of control and we foolishly believe packs of lies spewed out … Continue reading

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