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.

Let’s talk about debt, baby

Let’s talk about debt, baby

by Rozella Haydée White We talk about debt in the same ways we talk about sex. We either don’t talk about it at all, or we relegate it to hushed corners of shame. Debt and sex are two things that most people in this country have, yet the church rarely creates space to...

On 1 Corinthians 13

On 1 Corinthians 13

by Mary Button You know those songs everybody knows, but everybody knows only about 80% of the lyrics? Maybe you’ve been that person belting out the words to a song, up to that point where you just kind of hum or mumble along with the tune. For me, it happens even...

What Scripture says about God’s love

What Scripture says about God’s love

by Erin Strybis As far as Bible characters go, I’ve always identified more with Martha than Mary. In Luke 10:38-42, when Martha opens her home to Jesus and his disciples, I understand why she’s “distracted with many things.” The disciples were likely tired, smelly and...

What the Bible says about rejection

What the Bible says about rejection

by Becca Ehrlich There was a job that I wanted, and I even had a sense that God was calling me to it. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I got an interview. Colleagues and friends affirmed me, saying that my gifts and skills matched the job. I prayed about it,...

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...

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