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Walking Alone without a Phone

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What'd we do before cell phones when our car broke down? Well, we had to walk, and if walking was too far, we had to approach someone for help and hope they weren't a murderer. Here's my story (spoiler alert, I wasn't murdered). ;)



The summer my husband Karl and I got married, in a year that began with the number 19, we moved into a small apartment in our college town. It seemed almost like a ghost town in summertime--the roads and businesses that were usually packed were practically empty. We didn't have even one friend who had stayed in town for a summer class, but since we were high on life, that didn't matter much to us. The weekend we returned from our honeymoon, we joined a church and hopped into a newlywed group. I remember how the pastor encouraged the congregation to applaud for us, partly in congratulations of our marriage, and partly because the first decision we made as a wedded couple was to join a church. We decided to forego the "college chu…

Oswald Chambers' 4 Thoughts on Faith

"Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading."

"The root of faith is the knowledge of a Person, and one of the biggest snares is the idea that God is sure to lead us to success.

"The final stage in the life of faith is attainment of character."

"The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting."

Oswald Chambers, My Upmost for His Highest, circa 1915


My journal notes this morning in response to Oswald's thoughts on faith
...Faith = love + knowledge...Love:

Love is an action. Jesus says to His disciples, "If you love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)

The disciples naturally ask, "Which commandment is the most important?"

Jesus answers, "The greatest commandment is this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The second is this: love your neighbor as yourself." (Matt. 22:35-40)

Love for God, love …