• Phyllis

    Called and Free

    Blog | Phyllis Hendry Halverson | September 30, 2015

    In his classic book, Ordering Your Private World, Gordon McDonald identifies a helpful distinction. He says there are two types of people in the world: driven people and called people.

  • Discovering Real Contentment

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | September 10, 2015

    We live surrounded by abundance – in goods, services, luxury, ease, and opportunities. Perhaps we don’t own everything we want, but it’s definitely there to view and covet. Regardless of what is available, are we content with what we have?

    Contentment can be defined as peaceful satisfaction.

    Where does this peaceful satisfaction come from, when we live in a world that’s always striving for more?

    Contentment begins in a pure heart that exalts God only.

  • Phyllis

    Back to the Basics

    Blog | Phyllis Hendry Halverson | September 02, 2015


    As we round the corner from summer into fall, vacations are behind us and school is back in session. It’s time to get back to the basics.

    My father, who spent most of his life working bi-vocationally – as a supervisor in construction projects and also pastoring – was a master at reminding me of what was most important.

  • We Are Accountable to God

    Blog | August 27, 2015

    Timothy McVeigh, the man convicted of the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people at a federal office building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, wrote these words before his 2001 execution: “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”

    McVeigh was sadly mistaken. Like everyone on earth, he was accountable to God. In Ezekiel 18:4 the Lord said, “all souls are Mine,” and in verse 20 He added, “The soul who sins shall die.”

  • Heather Day

    When Being Right is Wrong

    Blog | Heather Day | August 20, 2015

    There the cursor blinked at me, its steady beat mimicking the pounding of my heart. To send or not to send… That was the question.

    Earlier that morning, I’d received a scathing email pointing out a handful of mistakes I’d made on a recent project – nothing major, but embarrassing blunders nonetheless.

  • Phyllis

    The Stewardship of Influence

    Blog | Phyllis Hendry Halverson | August 05, 2015

    When I was a child, an adult said to me, “You are a born leader.” I didn’t know exactly what that meant, but I liked the idea. I knew I liked being in front and being in charge. I was extremely responsible, and people often did what I asked them to do. At 11 years old, I thought I had leadership figured out.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Humility is Power

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | July 30, 2015

    We often confuse humility with weakness. After all, turning the other cheek does not seem all that powerful, does it?

    When leaders choose to stand on the principles of love, compassion and integrity, many quietly label them as soft and spineless. Why? Because our modern-day ideas of strength have nothing to do with biblical principles. Too often, we commend so-called “success” that was achieved through a lack of empathy, greed, and self-centered attitudes.