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 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.

“He Lives” in Our Worship

My ponderings reminded me that we often value worship music in terms of personal preference: what we like and what we don’t like. Many churches have completely different services each week just to meet varying tastes in music.

The Arrogance of “Maturity”

Through this process, I’m also discovering several places in my heart that still need God’s grace and mercy in order to grow in freedom, love and holiness.

Training Lessons for Lent

My training reminds me of Lent. Beginning this Wednesday, the traditional church calendar invites Christians to spend six and a half weeks in spiritual training. It’s a chance to practice virtues that are usually a stretch for us, to prepare our souls for Easter Sunday

Sadness Amidst the Cheer

Sometimes in the midst of all the joyful busyness and holiday traditions, we might stop and remember something that makes us sad.