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true faith?

A friend writes:

“I think I’m learning what true faith is and that I don’t have any. I think when we say we have faith, we have things like “what we’ve always been used to” or “I think I’ll believe this because I don’t like the alternatives and I haven’t even bothered to consider them”. 489 more words



Did you read a lot about¬†transcendentalism in high school? I did. Thoreau, Emerson, Krakauer’s Chris McCandless story, but why? Was it a warning about living a life of “quiet desperation,” or were all of these trascendentalists, in fact, also men leading lives of quiet desperation, even in their silent reverie? 354 more words

Day To Day

Psalms of My Life (Psalm 102)

Psalm 102

A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord.

1 Hear my prayer, Lord; 431 more words

The Book Of Psalms

Faith Exercised

When you seek the Lord, you encounter resistance.

However, that doesn’t (and shouldn’t) make you seek Him less or be afraid.

It’s like when you make the decision¬†in your heart to give your life to God, things don’t get easier, you just have a newfound hope and faith to walk by. 372 more words


Don't You Love Me?

Don’t you love me?
Why can’t you stay?
Don’t you love me?
Don’t go away…
Don’t you love me?
It hurts that you can’t say. 200 more words


Approaching Mental Illness: Hope and a Future

When I was first told I had a mental disorder, I went through all the stages. Disbelief, denial, anger, frustration, sadness, semi-acceptance…

It was both relieving and horrifying at the same time. 261 more words



“Death & resurrection” – a true story

One Sunday, when staying with friends in Manchester, our hostess asked me if I would like to go to any particular church for Evensong. 536 more words

Philip And God