Articles | March 2019

  • Sent Ones

    Devotionals | March 29, 2019

    Jesus has sent us into the world to live on mission with Him and the Spirit everywhere we go and in everything we do. Just as His life reflected His intimate relationship with the Father, our lives—at home, at work, within the family of God and in the world at large—are to bring God’s presence into this world. Where is He sending you to serve as He served and love as He loved?

    As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. —John 17:18

  • Don’t Just Survive – Thrive!

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | March 28, 2019

    I’m intrigued by stories of survivors. Is it possible to survive a free-fall from the Sears Tower in Chicago? The answer is yes. Or what if you fulfill a lifelong dream of skydiving and your parachute fails, could you survive the fall? The answer is still yes. The Wiki How-To manual says, “Hundreds maybe thousands of people have fallen from such heights and lived to tell the tale.”

  • Soul Longings

    Devotionals | March 27, 2019

    What do you want in the core of your being? Do you long for glory and honor or for love and compassion? When we see ourselves rightly, we give glory and honor to God and gratefully receive His love and compassion. When we grasp after God’s glory and honor, we isolate ourselves from Him and build barriers that separate us from the One whose love satisfies the deepest need of our souls.

  • Choosing Change

    Blog | Karen McGuire | March 26, 2019

    What is your first reaction when you read the word change? Is it a moment of dread and despair? Perhaps, you are thinking of changing the furniture in your living room – excited? Maybe you are thinking of packing all your belongings and moving to a new city with great anticipation of what new things you will uncover.

    Whatever your reaction, you are not alone! In a quick search through Google, there were over 12.5 billion results. It seems to be a popular topic!

  • A Reputation Worth Having

    Devotionals | March 25, 2019

    What are you known for? Does your family experience Jesus’ faithfulness and compassion through you? Do your colleagues and supervisors know you to be loyal and devoted? Do your brothers and sisters in Christ know you in these same ways? What about your friends and community members? We build our reputations one interaction and one person at a time. As we focus on Jesus, the transformation He works within us will empower us to love and lead like He does in every sphere of life.

  • Counting on Jesus

    Devotionals | March 22, 2019

    Some days demand more of us than others. Yes, there are days when we feel confident, buoyed up, energized, and ready to take on the world. On those days, we sense Jesus’ guiding us each step of the way and we confidently move in the flow of His Spirit. But other days are different. We realize that what is in front of us requires more than what seems humanly possible. And we would be right. On those days, we tend to pay more attention to humbly and intentionally leaning on God. God is always present and available to lead you. Are you counting on Him today?

  • Megan Pacheco

    Just Say No

    Setting Healthy Boundaries

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 21, 2019

    “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” Matthew 5:37

    I knew Saturday was going to be frantic.

    With a baseball parade early in the morning, two baseball games, a soccer game and a car that needed to be repaired, my husband and I were going to have to hustle to make all those activities work.

  • Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 17 books including multiple best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and The Power of a Positive Team. 

  • A Person of Blessing

    Devotionals | March 20, 2019

    Who are the people of blessing in your life—the ones who seem to live and move in tune with the Spirit of God, the ones who consistently breathe out the fresh, life-giving nature of His Spirit? As leaders, we can find ourselves carrying large loads, dealing with impossible challenges and imminent deadlines, all while surrounded by critics. We know how much we need people of blessing to walk alongside us. Those around you also need people of blessing to lift and encourage them. Will you be that person for them today?

  • You Have to Step Back to Move Others Ahead

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | March 19, 2019

    Leadership development is an important component of the success of any organization, church and even family. The adage that “birds of a feather flock together” is perhaps truer today than at any time in history. We go to church, movies, concerts, trips and just hang out with people, who are in many ways, just like us, or at least share many of our values.  Research conducted by Roger Highfield states: