19 Aug '14, 6pm

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That’s not how the math of faith and doubt works. When a man brought his demon-possessed son to be healed by Jesus’s disciples, his faith was certainly wavering. Everyone had failed him. Perhaps Jesus was his last shot before giving up. His doubt and frustration came through loud and clear to Jesus. When Jesus rebuked him and told him to have faith, the father said one of the most honest things ever in the history of humanity, “I believe; help my unbelief.” He knew that he was struggling with doubt, but some part of him still believed. He had brought his son to Jesus after all, so he wasn’t completely lost in apathy or despair. He had a tiny bit of faith left, even though he felt overwhelmed by unbelief. You could say this little faith was like a mustard seed. It’s comforting to see how Jesus honored the father’s small, faltering faith. I used to think that the mere mentio...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/christian-survival-guide-...

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crystalstine.me 18 Aug '14, 1pm

God has blessed me with friends who change the world. The ones who change the world around them by the small but significa...