Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pencil Faith Chapter 7 – Is the Test Fair?

Chapter 7 – Is The Test Fair? Standardized public school tests are often the subject of much debate.  Since there are disparities in the quality of school systems using the tests, the results do not always reflect a student’s potential.  … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 6 – A Tested Faith is Not an Absence of Faith

Chapter 6 – A Tested Faith is Not an Absence of Faith “Take a deep breath!” The stranger’s advice wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but it was what I needed.  My parents had given me permission to rent a … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 5 – Broken Lead

Chapter 5 – Broken Lead I have always been a lead breaker. As a lefty my writing style is rather unorthodox, and I have a bad habit of holding utensils too tightly and pushing down hard. Mechanical pencils are impossible … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 4 – The Insurgence of Doubt and Fear

Chapter 4 – The Insurgence of Doubt and Fear The devil’s workshop is furnished with doubt and fear.  These are the twin terrors he uses to torture our souls and slow our progress.  Normally, we keep these threats at bay, … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 3 – When Our Certainties Become Uncertain

Chapter 3 – When Our Certainties Become Uncertain The spiritual delusions that form as a result of our trials cause us to question the things we thought we understood.  This doesn’t mean these things are no longer true, or that … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 2 – A Metaphor for Faith

Chapter 2 – A Metaphor for Faith Painful events and ongoing trials can threaten the foundations of our faith.  We are only human, and the pathway to peace can include episodes of confusion and prolonged seasons of grief. When our … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 1 – Test Directions

Dear Morning Devotion Group – Yesterday’s entry completed our Pencil Faith series.  I am in the process of editing my blog entries into an 18 chapter book to be self-bound and given to those I meet with questions about trials.  … Continue reading

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