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  • If Moses and Aaron Could Function as a Team, Anyone Can

    Blog | Paul Swamidass | March 08, 2019

    When Moses and his older brother Aaron were both in their eighties, God assigned them to a team with a very demanding, long-lasting, almost impossible task. Working together for 40 years, they successfully completed their assigned task of bringing Israel to the river Jordon, across from the Promised Land, when the nation was ready to enter it.

  • Break Every Chain

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | February 27, 2019

    “How could church people be so mean?” I thought to myself. Just a few hours earlier, my pastor-husband had been told to turn in his resignation. Now, I was the sole supporter of our little family of four with only a part-time job. Bitterness and anger raged inside of me. I vowed, “I will never forgive the men who did this to us.” And I didn’t. Months turned into years, years turned into spiritual strongholds. Unknowingly, I’d built a wall of distrust with bricks of unforgiveness held together with the mortar of anger and hate.

  • Every Company Needs an Ana!

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | February 21, 2019

    “Oh shoot! No WiFi in this area either!” I had signed in to the free Internet at the Los Angeles airport. However, the signal was so weak in most gate areas that it was of no use. We had a long delay ahead of us, and I was tired of searching for a signal.

    Nevertheless I stood up with phone in hand to walk out into the main corridor. And then I saw her. She had a bright orange vest with two words boldly printed on the back: ASK ME

  • Leadership is a Matter of Conviction, not Convenience

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | February 20, 2019

    We are blessed to live in a time that offers so many conveniences.  We get news and weather by turning on the television or radio, bank via the ATM, cook or call for home delivery.  Many conveniences, like cell phone or texting, allow us to communicate with loved ones when we are away, but they can also foster a sense of isolation.  How many times have you witnessed people walk past each other without speaking a word, not even a “Good Morning”, texting instead of talking, or walking into traffic while reading their texts?

  • 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.

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