• When it Comes to Mistakes, Here is a Formula for Disaster

    Blog | Owen Phelps | February 16, 2019

    It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 3:12
    What are we to make of mistakes – most especially our own?
    Having worked most of my life in media, where employers pay huge sums to make sure all of our subscribers see all of our mistakes, I soon came to see them as opportunities for learning and growth. How else could I deal with them?
  • Everywhere

    Blog | Karen McGuire | February 12, 2019

    When I was in high school, I studied both French and Spanish. Because of my participation in French club as well as other language related events, I was invited to participate in a two-week trip to Paris, France to increase my language skills. Of course, the catch was my parents had to pay for the trip. I, of course, was thrilled at this opportunity and really, really, really wanted to go!

  • Megan Pacheco

    3 Common Leadership Weaknesses

    (And How to Minimize Them)

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | February 06, 2019

    “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14


    God’s Word clearly teaches that all of us are “fearfully and wonderfully made” in His image. It also points out that each of us has been entrusted with a unique combination of skills and gifts to help us fulfill our calling and to mutually build up one another.

    Our differences go even further—some of us are quiet introverts who rarely speak up, and others are highly interactive extroverts with a true gift of gab!

  • How’s Your Heart?

    Blog | Kim Rider | January 29, 2019

    During this past holiday season, I learned of a gentleman known as “Secret Santa.”  He is a businessman who travels to different parts of the US every year during the holidays and passes out hundred-dollar bills to random strangers as he senses a need.  During the 2018 season, he travelled to Phoenix, AZ, and enlisted the assistance of a local homeless man. He gave the homeless man around $3000 in hundred-dollar bills and told him to go bless people.  This homeless man went to a sidewalk in town and attempted to start conversations with people walking down the sidewalk.

  • Resolutions for Life

    Blog | Karen McGuire | January 23, 2019

    For many people the first of each new year is a time to reflect on the year just ended and to make impossible goals for the new year just ahead. I realized a long time ago that I never made it to January 31 before I’d dropped, broken or changed my goals. I’d started with such lofty ideas, goals, dreams and felt certain that God would bless my efforts. Then I’d be surprised each year when I became a failure before I had hardly started.

  • Under the Influence

    Blog | Chelsea Arrington | January 17, 2019

    Have you ever been frustrated by other drivers on the road? What a question! Who hasn’t been frustrated by other drivers? God recently convicted me of overexerting my highway prowess and it caused me to think about the areas in my life where I have influence.

  • Taking Stock in the New Year

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | January 15, 2019

    As we closeout 2018, we give thanks for our blessing, take note of unachieved goals, and begin to set new expectations for the upcoming year.  We begin to pull together documents in preparation for tax season, and we update our family budget. We may look at our savings, and maybe even our investments.   Each day about 169 million Americans look to Wall Street, considered the center of the financial market, to take stock on the performance of their investments.  These investments fluctuate daily based on how well these publicly traded companies perform.

  • Being Valued

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | January 10, 2019

    “Did you tell her we’re here? We had an appointment for 11:00 a. m. and we’ve been waiting for twenty minutes.”

    “She’s with someone else right now. Would you like to reschedule?”

    “No. This is the time we set aside.”

  • My Purpose

    Which question are you asking yourself?

    Blog | Owen Phelps | January 08, 2019

    “Be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.”

     Ephesians 4:23-24, New American Bible, revised edition

    It’s still early enough in the New Year that we might not yet have abandoned all of our New Year’s Resolutions -- and perhaps we are still trying to chart our way through 2019.