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.

Thoughts on Community

Who do you consider a part of your community? In years past, geography seemed to determine the boundaries of our communities. People socialized with their neighbors, attended the church around the corner and were members of the local PTA.

My Thorny Heart

I think it’s easy for those of us who have been Christians a long time to compartmentalize some passages of Scripture as intended for someone else. In this case, it was easy for me to put myself into the category of the good soil, as I have already accepted Christ as my Savior and have walked with Him for many years.


While I came to Texas with an understanding that I wouldn’t know but a couple people, I didn’t really consider the impact of how my not being known by others would feel.

Who Pushed the Pause Button?

I feel restricted at every turn. It is as if someone pushed a big pause button on my life, and I can’t release it

The Joy of Having Expectations

Having expectations is a kind of weakness in me: a vulnerability. Expectations make my heart permeable to disappointment. I used to think that expectations were only for avoiding or releasing, but recently God has helped me see them in a different light.