• Where is the love?

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | December 01, 2015

    Thanksgiving has barely passed, yet television commercials, malls and neighborhood decorations have already begun to shift our attention.  Preparations for Black Friday and Cyber Monday begin and shoppers plan to camp out in parking lots, sometimes for days, to take advantage of the promise of big sales.  We start making lists and checking them twice.  We get ready for the “Bowl Games,” prepare for annual dinners and parties, and put our minds into “gift-mode” in celebration of Christmas.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Mistake-proof Leadership

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | November 24, 2015

    Some time ago, an Italian newspaper interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the end of the interview the journalist asked these two questions:

    “What is your biggest regret in life?” and “What do you consider a mistake that you would never want to make again?”

    Vladimir Putin confidently answered: “I will be quite frank with you. I cannot recollect anything of the kind. By the grace of God, I have nothing to regret in my life.”

  • When is it Enough?

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | November 12, 2015

    How many times do you need to say “thank you” before it’s enough? Your spouse is wonderful, and you tell him/her that all the time. This is the 1,637th time he’s vacuumed the living room – surely he won’t need to be thanked again. Will he?

    Is there a set amount of Scripture that’s enough to know? You’ve memorized more Scripture verses than your church leaders. You have your arsenal to quote. Often. Your phone has a Bible app. Every room in your house has a different verse displayed. You read the Bible daily. Yes. You’re Biblically well-versed.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Lukewarm leadership: We are supposed to be different

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | November 10, 2015


    The news headline caught my attention. It read: “Marathon Cheat Crosses the Line to Win Second Place.” Intrigued, I started reading about a marathon runner who was so determined to get on the podium that he resorted to cheating. Instead of running the race with all of his competitors, he hid among the spectators and rejoined the group of runners shortly before crossing the finish line.

    His success was short-lived. Soon after the race, the young man was exposed, arrested, and will be facing fraud charges. Ouch!

  • Phyllis

    How Much for It All?

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | November 04, 2015

    My husband had died, and I knew that at some point, I would have to sell our home. Over three-and-a -half years passed, and I had not done anything about preparing to sell it.

    The biggest challenge was the basement. I felt that I had to clean out the basement before I could place our home on the market. I had given everything away that my sons and son-in-law would take and the basement was still packed – floor to ceiling. For months, I would open the door, look around, and close it. It seemed an impossible task!

  • A Matter of Trust

    Blog | Karen McGuire | October 29, 2015

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

    It’s so easy to type those words out, but it’s one of the most difficult things to do. Why is that?

    We all like to be in charge of our own lives, make our own decisions, chart our own paths.  Yet in order to lead like Jesus, we must learn to trust God and build trust with those we lead.