Articles | July 2016

  • Phyllis

    What Do You Want…Really? 3 Important Truths for Desperate Leaders

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | July 07, 2016

    “Get the ball!” he shouted at the top of his lungs from the bleachers. “You’ve got to want it. REALLY want it!”

    Frankly, I was pretty frustrated with this father, who had been shouting this same same mantra to his daughter throughout the entire event. And now as a tangle of seventh grade girls struggled to get the basketball from one another at the end of a very close game, the intensity of his “encouragement” elevated to a whole new level.

  • Stand Firm and Hold Fast

    Devotionals | July 06, 2016

    God has given us this day to live, to love, to lead like Jesus. Whatever yesterday held, whatever may come our way tomorrow, we trust it all to Him. Today, this day, we live, love, and lead by faith. Today we live by engaging with each opportunity; we love by honoring those around us; we lead by serving God with heart, head, hands, and habits. Today lies before us. How will our lives and leadership exalt God today?

  • Freedom

    Devotionals | July 04, 2016

    Jesus’ message and ministry was one of freedom. He proclaimed that He Himself was (and is) the One who brings the fullness of salvation, forgiveness, and deliverance to those who are oppressed and held captive by sin. His wisdom-infused teaching and life-restoring miracles confirmed that He Himself is the source of life and freedom. Celebrate the freedom found in Him, freedom to know the life and love found in Him, freedom to love and serve others in His name.

  • Would You Be Free

    Devotionals | July 01, 2016

    Men and women long for freedom. That longing can lead us astray. Blinded by the world in which we live, we may think that the freedom we seek is found in the things and people that surround us. “If only,” we begin to think. If only my life were like that person’s life, in only my family were like theirs, if only I had what they have, if only my circumstances were different. God offers us a different perspective. If only, He says, people would turn to me, if only they would trust me, if only they would receive my love, if only they would follow me.

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