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The Iron

Rev. Crystal October 20, 2008 0 comments

Metaphors have constantly been on my mind lately. Gods speaks to me in the smallest and greatest ways. I was ironing my shirt yesterday before church. This beautiful blue shirt was absolutely messed up. It was so wrinkled that I was uncertain that it could be ironed. I did the best that I could to get all the wrinkles out, but there were still some in the shirt. Then I began to think about us. I thought about how sometimes are lives are so messed up. We have so many problems and doubts that we do not give to God. We try to hold onto sin. We try to make it on our own. I’m sure it’s just me that is like this right? Probably not…Then as the iron got hotter and as I reflect on the ironing process I think more and more about the power of God. I think about his ability to recreate us, and his ability to make us all better!

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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.

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