Articles

Moving Forward Through Forgiveness
Reflecting on the healing and restoration of forgiveness through the lens of Ephesians 4.
The Beauty of Easter
Easter offers us the ability to envision a better, renewed, beautiful world. It encourages us to embrace hope, not as a figment of our imagination, but as a tangible goal we can strive for.
Experiencing Quiet Connection, A Good Friday Reflection
Finding community and common understanding in the midst of our pain.
On Courage and Resilience
Relying on God in the midst of the chaos of this world.
Listening with Intention
Adapting our daily rhythms to hear where the Spirit is leading.
Ash Wednesday Reflections
A remembrance of our beginnings as well as what can become our destiny.
On Imagination and Inspiration
Embracing our spiritual imagination to unlock creative inspiration.
Discovering True Love
Reflecting on the unabashed love of God.
On Becoming Creative: Practical Tips from Alabaster's Co-Founders
We talk with Bryan Chung and Brian Chung about their tips for cultivating a life of creativity.
Spiritual Disciplines—On Community and Fellowship
Exploring what it means to intentionally cultivate and grow our communities.
The Unexpected Beauty of Brokenness
Rediscovering the beauty of our lives in the midst of pain and struggle.
Love in the Unexpected | Advent Week Four
For all our preparation, the love made manifest through Christmas is unexpected. Love leads us into the restoration and renewal that is to come; it welcomes us into this rebirth as we are.
Joyful and Triumphant | Advent Week Three
We are all invited to embrace joy, celebrating the beauty and goodness that our Creator intends and enacts for all the earth.
The Path of Peace | Advent Week Two
Meditating on the Advent invitation to enter into God's vision of peace for all the world.
The Thrill of Hope | Advent Week One
Entering into the Advent season through a reflection on John 1:1-5.
On Gratitude and Generosity
A reflection on what it means to give thanks and to give back
Adopting a Posture of Thankfulness
Pausing in the midst of our busyness to ruminate on God's faithfulness
Giving Ourselves Over to the Holy Spirit
Letting go of our need for control and allowing the Spirit to guide us.  For many of us, our daily lives are characterized by a deep desire for control. So much about the world—about our own lives—is out of our...
Running the Race with Endurance | Reflecting on the Olympics Through the Book of James
A reflection on the 2020 Olympics in the midst of a challenging season.
Waking Up in the Word | Intentional Morning Rhythms
Morning time can set the tone for our whole day. Take this morning space to be intentional, to be present. A new day has dawned. It brings with it opportunity and possibility—today is a gift from God. We often feel...
Be At Peace—A Bedtime Meditation | Psalm 121
Readying ourselves for rest and reflecting on God's providence.  Our lives are full. Meetings, commitments, responsibilities pack our days to the brim. We work hard to optimize our schedules--to prioritize the right things; there are so many plates we have...