The Rink of Faith: When God Calls us to the Middle

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I gripped the railing with all my strength and looked down at my wobbly legs. My heart pounded in my chest and although it was below 40 degrees, beads of sweat formed around my brow.

“Deep breaths, Anita,” I whispered to myself. “You can do this.”

I took one step and then another, clunking along the icy floor.

That New Year’s Eve, Matthew and I spent the evening together while my husband headed off to work. In my attempt to be a “cool” stepmom, I let him make the plans. Of course an active 11-year old would choose ice skating.

Normally, I would be content with watching him from the sidelines, but I knew he’d be disappointed if I didn’t come out on the ice. Plus, it was an opportunity to try something new.

But first, to avoid looking like a complete fool, I had to see what this ice…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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