Navel Gazing

Navel Gazing—inward reflection—is not a sign of narcissism. Instead, it is most useful when you take the time to consciously consider and analyze your beliefs and actions for the purpose of learning. In fact, navel gazing is a crucial step toward your growth and development. As a Christian who regularly spends time in inner reflection, my navel… Read More


In his book, The Saving Life of Christ, Ian Thomas paints a delightful metaphor. Christians are representatives of God—just like hands fitting into gloves. It is his hands that are inside the gloves—which represent us. People see the gloves, how they move, and how they feel. They experience the gloves squeeze theirs in handshakes and appreciate… Read More

Colossians 3:18-19 Go all out in love

Submission is not something we in America do well. I can’t speak for those in other countries, because I don’t have enough experience in and of your cultures. But individual rights and privileges–something I believe in and support–can lead us to think only of ourselves and what we deserve and have rights to.  Individualistic thinking–what’s… Read More

Colossians 3:17 Take myself out of the limelight

I have been wondering lately, how much of what I do is so that people will think good of me? If I am living for God, trying to be someone who reflects His light to the world, why do I feel the need to have my shadow–my silhouette–superimposed on His light? What would it look… Read More