Faith Reflections

Join us on our journey of faith as we explore, discuss and reflect on shared insights from our community. Scripture and reflections written by young women in ministry that relate to the main article are offered here.

Running from rest

Running from rest

by Elyssa Salinas Lazarski When I was in college, my parents got divorced. I remember running away from everything that could remind me that my world was breaking apart. Overcommitting myself with school and social life was just another way to stay too busy to think...

What the Bible says about body image

What the Bible says about body image

by Jenna Pulkowski I have long struggled with my relationship with my body. It’s a relationship that on the best days is positive, on most days is apathetic and on the worst days is downright hateful. Scripture has a lot to say about bodies. From Genesis to...

Holy witnesses to the resurrection

Holy witnesses to the resurrection

by Kristen Glass Perez In each of the four gospels, Mary Magdalene and other women are the first to arrive at the empty tomb of Jesus. They don't expect it to be empty; they expect to prepare the body for proper burial. In this way, they show up as the people they...

Easter joy

Easter joy

by Ralen M. Robinson They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. (Luke 24:2-3) When my sister and I were little, we eagerly looked forward to spring--and Easter. Easter Sunday meant fluffy dresses, frilly white...

Loving others as you love yourself

Loving others as you love yourself

by Megan Torgerson The command to “love your neighbor as yourself” turns up just one time in the Old Testament. We find it buried deep in an eclectic list of instructions to (among other things) not mix fabrics, not consume blood, and not round off the hair on your...

Belonging to the body of Christ

Belonging to the body of Christ

by Lisa Heffernan Most of the time, I hate my feet. They’re tiny, have terrible circulation, get puffy sometimes, and I had a wound on one toes that stuck around for almost six years. As a paraplegic who was born with spina bifida, my relationship with my feet and...

Perfectly imperfect

Perfectly imperfect

by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni “New Year, New You!” Every January, this phrase pops up in ads for gym memberships, in magazine articles featuring ten easy steps for money management or relationships, and even in churches whose members are urged to recommit to faith in...

Faith Reflections: Called to wait expectantly

Faith Reflections: Called to wait expectantly

by Emily Heitzman Every year at this time, as I turn on the TV or a Christmas music station, I am reminded of the many people who cannot relate to the majority of Christmas songs, TV shows and movies, which emphasize the importance of going home for the holidays.  I...

Faith reflections: Traditions

Faith reflections: Traditions

by Becca Ehrlich When I was growing up, my family and I had the annual tradition of trimming the Christmas tree together. We would put Christmas music on, drink hot chocolate, and systematically take the ornaments out of storage and place them on the tree. Some of the...

The gift and challenge of having regret

The gift and challenge of having regret

by Angela T. Khabeb re·gret /rəˈɡret/: a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done. What if you encountered a powerful and benevolent genie who could grant you one do-over of your choice? Would you consider going...

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