Articles | Jesus

  • 5 Ways to Deepen Your Integrity

    Blog | September 07, 2017

    Daniel and his three friends are some of my favorite Bible characters. They modeled what it means to live a life of integrity. Several years ago, James Patterson and Peter Kim authored the book, The Day America told the Truth. They conducted a survey asking Americans what they would be willing to do for 10 million dollars and were shocked at their discovery. In this post, with a backdrop of their findings, I suggest 5 ways to deepen your integrity from the book of Daniel.

    Here’s what the authors learned about integrity from their research.

  • Zur – God My Rock

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | August 31, 2017

    I live in California. Earthquakes are common talk. We wonder when ‘the big one’ will hit.  Earthquake preparedness is a must: schools participate in earthquake drills, companies host earthquake preparedness seminars and individuals prepare earthquake survival kits. We try to be as prepared as we can be for the inevitable. But when a 3.5 quake rattled our peaceful community, I was caught off guard. It happened early in the morning, I was in my bedroom making my bed and suddenly the floor underneath my feet shifted down, like an elevator’s sudden descent.

  • 24 Words that Define a Leader’s Job

    Blog | Charles Stone | March 07, 2017

    In this short post, I’d like to suggest 24 words that define a leader’s job.


    • Vision casting
    • Problem solving
    • Giving feedback
    • Encouraging others
    • Influencing others
    • Recruiting leaders
    • Developing people
    • Serving people
    • Communicating well
    • Listening well
    • Relationship building
    • Establishing priorities


    What’s your strongest area?

    What needs more attention?

    Where can you allow God to mold your leadership?

  • Fragrance of Life

    Blog | Karen McGuire | December 06, 2016

    When I was a little girl, my mother had me read Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell one summer. The story covers the family life of the O’Hara family and their friends and other relationships before, during and following the American Civil War in the 1800’s. It was quite a journey but I became so entranced with the story that I re-read it 4-5 times through my teenage years. The story became an epic film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.