• When is it Enough?

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | November 12, 2015

    How many times do you need to say “thank you” before it’s enough? Your spouse is wonderful, and you tell him/her that all the time. This is the 1,637th time he’s vacuumed the living room – surely he won’t need to be thanked again. Will he?

    Is there a set amount of Scripture that’s enough to know? You’ve memorized more Scripture verses than your church leaders. You have your arsenal to quote. Often. Your phone has a Bible app. Every room in your house has a different verse displayed. You read the Bible daily. Yes. You’re Biblically well-versed.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Lukewarm leadership: We are supposed to be different

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | November 10, 2015


    The news headline caught my attention. It read: “Marathon Cheat Crosses the Line to Win Second Place.” Intrigued, I started reading about a marathon runner who was so determined to get on the podium that he resorted to cheating. Instead of running the race with all of his competitors, he hid among the spectators and rejoined the group of runners shortly before crossing the finish line.

    His success was short-lived. Soon after the race, the young man was exposed, arrested, and will be facing fraud charges. Ouch!

  • Phyllis

    How Much for It All?

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | November 04, 2015

    My husband had died, and I knew that at some point, I would have to sell our home. Over three-and-a -half years passed, and I had not done anything about preparing to sell it.

    The biggest challenge was the basement. I felt that I had to clean out the basement before I could place our home on the market. I had given everything away that my sons and son-in-law would take and the basement was still packed – floor to ceiling. For months, I would open the door, look around, and close it. It seemed an impossible task!

  • A Matter of Trust

    Blog | Karen McGuire | October 29, 2015

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

    It’s so easy to type those words out, but it’s one of the most difficult things to do. Why is that?

    We all like to be in charge of our own lives, make our own decisions, chart our own paths.  Yet in order to lead like Jesus, we must learn to trust God and build trust with those we lead.

  • Heather Day

    What Facebook Isn't Telling You

    Blog | Heather Day | October 22, 2015

    I don’t mean to brag, but my Facebook friends are smarter than yours.

    They read interesting books, have witty observations about life, and give their time, resources and energy to the most important causes.  Come to think of it, they like and do all of the things that I admire. 

    Because if they didn’t, I’d simply unfollow them.

  • Phyllis

    Called and Free

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | September 30, 2015

    In his classic book, Ordering Your Private World, Gordon McDonald identifies a helpful distinction. He says there are two types of people in the world: driven people and called people.