Articles | September 2016

  • Megan Pacheco

    What Makes Or Breaks Us

    Why Knowledge Alone Isn’t Power

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | September 06, 2016

    Would you agree that a person could be very knowledgeable yet very unchanged by that knowledge?

    We know what food is good for us, yet many times we choose to ignore that knowledge. We know overspending is bad and will lead to serious consequences, yet we frequently overextend ourselves financially. We know that in order to become “great,” we need to humble ourselves and serve, yet too often we use our position and power to lord it over others and to manipulate them in order to satisfy our egos.

  • Weeping with Those Who Weep

    Devotionals | September 02, 2016

    When wave after wave of hard news hits us, how do we respond? Is our initial response to keep going like nothing has happened? Do we give up, overwhelmed by despair? Do we get angry? Jesus’ unwavering trust and confidence in God’s sovereignty strengthened Him when He and His friends faced tragedy. He came alongside Martha and Mary in their grief, sharing their pain and loss, and then He showed Himself strong on their behalf. Let us learn to do the same.

  • Changing Plans

    Devotionals | September 01, 2016

    What kind of plans do you make? Scripture is clear (and our experience confirms) that some people make devious plans, while others make noble plans. More importantly, Scripture points to a God who sovereignly overwrites all human plans for His own purposes. When God steps in and changes our plans, how do we react? Whether we as leaders are dealing with rapid unexpected change, or seemingly unending delays, what does it look like to trust that God is in control?

  • Phyllis

    When Every Door is Closed

    4 Imperatives for Jesus Followers

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | September 01, 2016

    Have you ever had a season where everything you tried did not work? When things that you were counting on did not materialize? When relationships that had always been there for you, were taken away? Where the responsibility of leadership was painfully real?

    Please allow me to speak candidly to you as a fellow follower of Jesus.