Weekly Reflections

Weekly 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.

A Little Taste of Heaven

Imagine having many of your closest family and friends gathered for one weekend to celebrate love. It was heavenly. There were moments when I looked around and was filled with such joy to have wonderful people in our lives.

It’s Just Better with Community

Even now as we are trying to get acclimated, they continue to offer suggestions for services and locations, and are introducing us to other people in the area, which will potentially expand our community

Community and My Changing Heart

I love how God brings various pieces of our lives together. I noticed this was happening for me last week when I was scheduled to write this reflection piece for ECSW, I was also asked to come and shoot a two minute video for my church.

I Stink at Community

And frankly, I’m not particularly good at forging relationships. I’m an introvert, and I spent a good chunk of my time as a kid uncertain of what to do in social situations—freezing or doing nothing—which left me off to the side and never really learning some of those instinctive things we all are supposed to pick up about how to build bridges with people and form community.

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.