Reflections

Reflections are meditations and stories, often in memoir style, of women's lives as they seek to follow Christ in the academy and professions. Reflections include insights into God's faithfulness to women in the midst of academic and professional life.
Sharon Gartland

Calling advent “a very female season,” Sharon Gartland considers how we hear and respond to God’s invitations.

Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Nikki Toyama-Szeto wonders why we as Christians try to look like well-polished specimens rather than enter the rock-tumbler that might actually reveal — and heal — our flaws.

Angie Crea O'Neal

English professor Angie Crea O’Neal considers the mysteries of the opal, her October birthstone, in this creative non-fiction reflection for The Well.

Christine Jeske

Returning to graduate school and overwhelmed with the added responsibilities of being a spouse, parent, and homeowner, Chrissy Jeske found encouragement in an unexpected place.

Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Do you experience the joy of God’s playfulness? Carmen Acevedo Butcher finds evidence of it in the literature she studies and in her life.

Sharri Bockheim Steen

Writer Sharri Bockheim Steen wonders how we can possibly feel secure in this insecure world.

Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland recognizes the need for a master gardener to tend her flourishing, but sometimes unruly life.

Kathy Tuan-MacLean

Grad faculty staff Kathy Tuan-MacLean considers if we are really to bring good news to the academy, perhaps we needed to embody the opposite.

Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso

Where is home? For writer Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso, having lived in several countries, the question is real. But the question and the longing for a permanent address apply to us all.

Sharon Gartland

Sharon Gartland longs to have her academic friends meet Jesus, but wrestles with introducing them to her fellow Christians.