Reflections are a chronicle of our personal journeys in relationship with God and others. These stories illustrate the breadth and depth of the Christian experience, and we offer them to you for encouragement and inspiration in your own journey.

Why Are We Afraid?—A Lesson Learned from My Russian Friends

The irony that struck me is that we, as affluent American Christians (including myself), are afraid of bearing a financial or political cost for our faith when the Russian Christians are actually worried about how affluence might weaken their resolve.

Stuck vs. Held

In one way or another we are all in a holding space in our lives. I daily listen to people struggle in this holding space. Waiting…

Why am I Dissatisfied?

Lately, I've been feeling dissatisfied. While there are a lot of good things going on in my life, I can't escape an overall feeling that things just aren't the way that I think that they should be.


I've been tired and irritated and mostly just looking to not deal with things. Facing life after these kinds of days has been completely unappealing, compounded by the fact that my wife is out of town, which makes me already feel out of sorts. Things just don’t feel right, so I instinctively grab at something that feels comfortable.

Urgency vs. Significance

It’s easy to mistake busyness for significance, when in reality we are living in a state of urgency.