• Megan Pacheco

    Committed or Just Involved?

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | September 19, 2019

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race…” (2 Timothy 4:7).

    Are You Committed or Just Involved?

    Regardless of our position, title or role, when it comes to our cause, project, plan or relationship, we are either committed to it or we are merely involved in it.

  • Beware the Judgment Trap

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | September 17, 2019

    It’s no big secret. There are no shortages of criticisms, critics, or judges.  Turn on the radio, pick-up a magazine, watch television, walk around the office or just sit in any food court and you’ll find plenty of people ready to tell us what is wrong with the world.  You may hear, or perhaps say to yourself, things like they should eat healthier, control their children, dress appropriately, be more productive at work and of course should do more at home.  We are far from perfect and one of most harmful things we do is judge ourselves and others.

  • No Thanks!

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | September 12, 2019

    “Hurry, Christine! Grab that net over there and help me land this beauty!”

    My dad had invited me along ice fishing so I could enjoy the smooth skating surface we’d been blessed with that winter. The bay ice stretched for miles, and I took full advantage of this almost endless rink. But now my dad was struggling with an exceptionally large fish on the end of a taut line.

  • Team Waffle House

    Blog | Kim Rider | September 10, 2019

    Last summer, my husband and I stopped to have breakfast at our favorite Waffle House in Cornelia, GA. As usual, they were extremely busy with the morning rush. As we sat down, I noticed that most of the patrons in the restaurant did not have any food. My first thought was, “This is going to take forever!” We were not in a big rush that morning, so we hung around.  As a people watcher,  I love to just sit and watch people. As I was looking around the restaurant, I saw happy people laughing and appearing to have a great time while they waited on their food.

  • Don’t Repeat Defeat

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | August 22, 2019

    Is it possible NOT to repeat defeat? Absolutely. Do you feel frustrated, defeated and like you want to give up? You haven’t made it even a month or two to achieve what you’ve set out to do. If you’ve accepted your responsibility and confessed sin, then the next and best thing to do is look up. Psalm 121:1, 2 says, “I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.”

  • Jesus the Spiritual EMT

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | August 20, 2019

    “Oh, Christine! This isn’t how I imagined my retirement years would be. I was hoping to travel and enjoy my life, but all of that is gone.”

    My dear friend was lamenting to me during a recent visit to her nursing care facility. She is two years younger than I am, and she relished reminding me of that fact every year as new birthdays arrived. But now her life was ebbing away because of a rare neurological disease.

  • You Don’t Need to Look Back to Move Forward

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | August 15, 2019

    Why is this happening to me?  This is a question that we have all asked ourselves.  You don’t understand why things keep happening that hold you back. You sit in a chair at home, in the office or perhaps church and think about the job or the promotion that you didn’t get.  If you had only made a different decision. You should have taken that high visibility assignment when it was offered, but your plate was already full.  At home things aren’t going well either.  You relive the argument you had with your spouse or child.  You wish you could take back the hurtful words.