Articles | August 2016

  • Heavy Hearts

    Devotionals | August 08, 2016

    When the world presses in, responsibilities loom, and it feels hard to take another step forward, where do we find our hope and strength? The writers of Scripture call us to look to the Lord. He is our hope. He is our strength, our confidence, our joy. Moses, like Jesus, knew the burdens of leadership, and called out to God for help. The circumstances around us may weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, but the Lord offers to carry our burdens for us.

  • Receive

    Devotionals | August 05, 2016

    What do you need in order to lead like Jesus today? Do you need strength? He sustains the universe. Do you need courage? His Spirit emboldens us to witness to Him in word and action. Do you need confidence? Jesus triumphed over death. He is for you. He longs to empower you to live and lead like Him. Receive His strength, courage, and confidence. Surrender to His Spirit. With open hands, receive the wisdom and guidance you need to lead like Jesus today.

  • Phyllis

    Simon Says: Do What Jesus Says!

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | August 03, 2016

    One of my favorite childhood games was “Simon Says.” The leader has so much fun telling people to do silly things: hop on one leg, pat their heads and stomachs at the same time, or turn around ten times just because “Simon said.”

    However, the greatest part of the game was when the leader could catch people off guard. In a hasty moment, they would do something without Simon’s permission and have to leave the game. The person who listened carefully and only did what Simon said won the game.

  • Confidence in Life and Leadership

    Devotionals | August 03, 2016

    Because of Jesus, we are not bound to pursuing our own or the world’s agenda for our lives. He has freed us to pursue life of another dimension, a life of humility, worship, and service. His death on the cross broke the power of sin, and opened the way into life, life characterized by the very presence and spirit of God. So we turn from self-centered pursuits to selflessly giving ourselves away as He did. We follow our leader, confident that He knows the way to live and lead.

  • There is a most precious resource, of which we are universally poor.

    It’s not gold. It’s not silver. Regardless of how hard we might try, we can never have enough of it – and we certainly can’t buy more.

    That resource, of course, is time.

    And the craziest part about time is that we have no clue how much of it is left. As a haunting song lyric from Anna Nalick reminds us, “Life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table.”