Articles | January 2016

  • No Agenda But One

    Devotionals | January 08, 2016

    What difference would it make for you to focus on having only one agenda, God’s agenda, today? What if you set down your plans at His feet, and asked Him for His perspective on living this day? Would anything change? How might that impact the things you do and the way you treat people? Fight the tendency to insist on your own agenda today. Spend time in solitude, letting God replace your agenda with His.

  • Phyllis

    A Greater View

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | January 06, 2016

    When my granddaughter, Abbey, was about two years old, she already loved going to the beach. My daughter and her husband would take her, and Abbey would be saying, “beach, beach” as soon as she saw the water. As they all three began to walk toward the ocean, Abbey would sit down with her sand bucket at the first tide pool, where the ocean had filled a small hole in the sand, content that she had arrived. She stopped short, seeing only the small pool when the entire ocean was available.

  • Ken Blanchard: Refire! Don’t Retire!

    Podcast | January 06, 2016

    Ken Blanchard, the best selling author of the The One Minute Manage® (over 13 million copies sold) and Lead Like Jesus shares with us insights about finding joy and purpose during a leader's retirement years.

    In this podcast, Ken talks to us about one of his last conversations with Zig Ziglar in which Zig Ziglar shared challenging and refreshing insights about refiring instead of retiring, despite his advanced age.

  • Work as Worship

    Devotionals | January 06, 2016

    Our lives are filled with opportunities to serve God and others. Home, church, work, and community responsibilities fill our days. As we go about our lives, we can do so in confidence, knowing that God is concerned about every aspect of life. His Spirit empowers us moment by moment. As we live our days by His power and serve others in Jesus’ name, God is exalted, and every word and act, no matter how small, becomes an act of worship. How will this thought transform your perspective about work today?

  • Well-Placed Trust

    Devotionals | January 04, 2016

    The first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with everything in us—heart, soul, mind, and strength. As we focus on our relationship with Him, we are able to accept the changing circumstances of life with confidence and trust. He frees us to love others, and we find true community and contentment in knowing that our lives are in His hands.

    I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.—Ps. 34:1-2 NLT

  • Hope for All

    Devotionals | January 01, 2016

    The world longs for a vision of hope and peace. As it was in Jesus’ day, so it is now. The source of hope and peace is the same now as it was then. Jesus is the light of the world, the One whose coming was foretold, the One who brought healing, reconciliation, and life to all who would listen. What do you see when you look at the world? Who do you see who needs God’s healing, restoration, and reconciliation with God and others?

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