Articles | March 2016

  • Alex Rodriguez is a young leader who uses social media to inspire and motivate emerging generations to dream big, to reach their full potential, and most importantly to look at Jesus as their ultimate guide! Recently Alex and his mom, Susanne, became certified facilitators for Lead Like Jesus.

    At age 21, Alex's mother was in a serious car accident while on a trip with grandmother to Greece. She found herself tumbling 250 feet down the side of a mountain, with nowhere to look but up.

  • Trust Me

    Devotionals | March 30, 2016

    Scripture repeatedly calls us to trust God, and Jesus urges us to believe in who He is. God desires us to find life as He designed it to be lived. That life is found in Jesus, nothing more, nothing less. Those who were hopeless found hope when they encountered Jesus and took Him at His word. What impossibilities are you facing? Where do you need hope, wisdom, light, a way forward? Jesus calls you to trust Him, to rely on God and His character, to follow Him into the future.

  • For the Sake of Others

    Devotionals | March 30, 2016

    In the midst of conflict, how committed are we in working to find a solution that benefits everyone involved? Consider God’s example. His solution to the sin that separates us from relationship with Him upheld His righteousness and justice while fully expressing His love, mercy, and grace. Whenever we are dealing from positions of real or perceived power, any time we are tempted to use our power or position to impose our will on others, remember the cross. May love and humility lead us forward.

  • Megan Pacheco

    The Trap of Silence

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 29, 2016

    Have you ever been afraid to speak up, especially about a controversial issue? Whether as a friend, a spouse, or a co-worker, have you ever kept quiet because you were afraid of being labeled as “negative” or “not a team player”?

    I know I have… too many times to count. I guess you could say I chose the safety of silence over potential negative consequences.

  • Personal Discovery

    Devotionals | March 28, 2016

    After His resurrection, Jesus revealed Himself to His followers at different times and in different ways. Mary Magdalene saw Jesus that first Sunday morning. Peter and John saw the empty tomb. The two disciples returning to Emmaus walked and talked with the Lord before realizing His identity. Later Jesus appeared in the midst of a group of disciples to confirm that He was alive. Where does Jesus want to reveal Himself to you as your risen Lord? 

  • Unspeakable Joy

    Devotionals | March 27, 2016

    “He is alive!” 

    Can you imagine the joy of the women, of the other disciples? Can you imagine how the news spread, person to person? Can you feel the flutters of hope? Can you imagine running to the tomb with the disciples to see for yourself? Can you imagine daring to believe that this not the end, that God has done something only God could do, and that all your hopes and beliefs are true? It is true! He is alive! Jesus is Lord!

  • In the Silence

    Devotionals | March 26, 2016

    Listen to the silence. Feel the heartbreak. Jesus has been crucified. Yet life continues. How can it be? Jesus’ death looked like the end of the story from the disciples’ perspective. It dealt a crushing blow to all that they expected from their limited, human viewpoint. They did not yet understand that Jesus would rise again, that life would overcome death, that God’s plans for good had been set in motion and were even now being fulfilled.

  • Good from Suffering

    Devotionals | March 25, 2016

    How can there be any good in suffering? From a human point of view, suffering is the exact opposite of what we long for in life. Yet we see Jesus’ acceptance of suffering as part of His leadership mandate. He knew that accomplishing God’s plan could not come without personal cost. His whole life had led to this moment, the hour of His passion, when the greatness and goodness of God would be revealed through suffering.