Faith (4)

Stephen Braunius

HALT

This was originally written for the Fellowship Reformed Church eNews sent out on April 25, 2018 Halt is such a startling word. Just writing it makes me feel a tinge of worry and fear as images come into my brain of an angry person shouting at…

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Stephen Braunius

Practicing Presence

This was first published in the Fellowship Church eNews on 2018-02-28. In high school I was a trumpet player. Trumpet players have a brash and brazen reputation, like the sound of the instrument itself. There are, in fact, hundreds of jokes that highlight this stereotype.

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Stephen Braunius

Coulda, woulda, shoulda

Imagine life without coulda. woulda. shoulda. Don’t you think this is a wonderful vision for life? The way to get it, according to the billboard, is by playing the local lottery. Yes, the lottery promises a rich life without coulda, woulda, shoulda. Sadly, I…

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Stephen Braunius

Healed and Healing

I wrote this article for the eNews from Fellowship Church of Holland, MI We sang a song this past Sunday called “All Ye Refugees.” The following words, in particular, keep circling in my mind: Oh refugee, I did not cast you out In death and…

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