Over the past months, I have waged spiritual war on a level higher than ever before. And during it, I’ve felt an unusual desperation: a pain–wracked plea for intervention only God can provide and the humbling acknowledgment all is lost if He doesn’t show up. But I’ve also discovered a deep intimacy, one of total … Continue reading Intimacy in War, Intimacy in Peace
Today we welcome author Felicia Ferguson to Guest Writer Week at Breath on Paper. The first time I heard the story behind the hymn by Horatio G. Spafford I was awestruck. Here was a man who had lost almost everything, and yet as he stood on a ship at the exact place where his daughters had … Continue reading It is Well with My Soul
I’ve always been fascinated by bilinguals and polyglots and did the required high school and college stint in a foreign language (French), but unfortunately for me it never seemed to truly click. I was never able to really read, let alone think, in my chosen alternative language and even conversation was a concerted effort requiring … Continue reading Christian Bilingualism
I have a confession to make. I am a Christian and I am a Trekkie. There are some who say that those two things can’t be synonymous. After all Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, believed in a utopian society in which religion was quaint and God an anathema. Yet, all throughout my childhood … Continue reading What If It’s Not In My DNA?