Paul Matsushima

Finding Meaning in Transition

By Paul Matsushima | Published on March 10, 2021

After one of the lowest points in my life, I was confronted with the idea that our trials, our transitions, our grief, our hardships can be instructive and transformative.


My mid-20’s was one of the lowest points in my life. I had just dropped out of seminary and left my pastoral internship position, both of which I thought were “callings” from God. I felt depressed, lost, alone, and like a failure. A friend recommended The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. In Peck’s book, I was confronted with the idea that our trials, our transitions, our grief, our hardships can be instructive and transformative. That book spurred me towards a path of healing, hope, and meaning.

Maybe you are in a similar place where you feel lost, stuck, or just in the midst of transition, which often brings uncertainty. Maybe you need a space that will help you sort out some of your big questions. Maybe you want a guide who will help you discover the tools you need for the way forward.

If you can relate with any of these, our Road Ahead cohorts might be just what you’re looking for. Road Ahead is designed to give you space to self-reflect, recharge, and explore new possibilities as you consider what and whom God is calling you to in your work. All in the company of new friends and fellow travelers.

Our 2021 spring Road Ahead cohorts are now open! But, we have limited spots this time around. The cohorts fill up fast, so register soon!

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