• Unexpected Developments

    Devotionals | December 19, 2018

    After Mary and Joseph made their commitment to one another public, God intervened in their lives in unexpected ways. To say that Gabriel’s announcement caught them by surprise is an understatement; this was not news either of them had been expecting. Caesar’s census unexpectedly sent them to Bethlehem. Later, Herod’s hatred caused them to flee to Egypt. This was not the life they had planned, but God carried them through it all, providing for them in equally unexpected ways. He will do the same for you. Where is He calling you to trust Him in the unexpected?

  • Get in the Boat and Row

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | December 18, 2018

    Oh, look at the eagle! It’s so quiet and peaceful, I could drift along for hours.”

     

    “Hey! What are you doing back there! We’re all supposed to be paddling. No wonder it seemed like we were doing all the work!”

    Sheepishly I grabbed my paddle and began to dip it into the pristine Alaskan lake, more vigorously each time my husband glanced back to check on me. I’m not usually one to shirk my responsibilities, but I had to admit I was taking advantage of being in the back seat of our three-man kayak.

  • Heart Check: God-Honoring Desires

    Devotionals | December 17, 2018

    What desire has God put into your heart? Perhaps it is a goal or task to accomplish, a person to invest in, or a character trait you want to develop. Whatever it is, you can rest assured that if God is prompting you to do it, He will be with you to equip you. How can you tell if your heart's desire is from God? A simple question helps: Will this bring God honor?

    Praise be to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, who has put it into the king’s heart to bring honor to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in this way.—Ezra 7:27

  • Refreshed

    Devotionals | December 14, 2018

    Time with the Father refreshed Jesus while He was on earth. In the midst of ministry demands, heated opposition, and training His disciples, He repeatedly pulled away to spend time with the Father. His relationship with the Father refreshed and refocused and sustained Him. Life’s demands can tempt us to think that we don’t have time for focused time with God. Jesus’ life says otherwise. God loves you, and He longs for you to find rest and refreshment in His presence and abide in His unconditional love. Will you?

  • Have We Lost Our Moral Compass?

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | December 13, 2018

    Navigation is a field of study that focuses on monitoring and controlling movement from one place to another.  It may be difficult for our children to believe but navigation systems haven’t always existed.  Not that long ago, we could get a trip book from AAA, or we just used maps.  Yet, we have become so dependent on technology that many people don’t know how to read a map or navigate.  Our dependency on technology is so great that the military has recognized the need for navigation training.

  • Decisions

    Devotionals | December 12, 2018

    We all face numerous decisions each day. Some are small; some are large. Some we won’t remember tomorrow; others we will remember for the rest of our lives. Consider Joseph. Joseph tried to decide how to be compassionate and faithful to God’s law when he heard that Mary was pregnant. His choice to trust God and believe and obey the angel’s message was one that he remembered forever. Like Joseph, the choice to trust God is always in front of us as is the choice to seek Him each time we make a decision. What decisions are you facing today?

  • Begin with a Whisper

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | December 11, 2018

    We’ve been engaged in a season of change. This constant change, though it’s mostly good, has worn at us till our positivity has begun to fray. 

    You’ve been to that crumbling edge, haven’t you?

    Not enough good sleep. A tickle that blossoms into a hacking cough. Too much fast food, and fast talking with not enough deep conversation about what’s important. The challenge of teammates who’ve misplaced the mission, the hassle of technology gone awry, and endlessly shifting expectations and reactions. It’s not all bad. Not really. But it does stretch leadership engagement.

  • Kevin McGeorge: Young Leaders Value Mentoring and Coaching

    Bridging Trust

    Podcast | December 10, 2018

    Kevin McGeorge is a young leader and a member of privately owned equity group. In today’s podcast, Kevin shares touching personal stories about learning to trust Jesus through life's ups and downs. Passionate about the importance of mentoring, Kevin speaks out about the biggest leadership challenge he believes young leaders face today: trust and how mentoring and coaching can help bridge that gap.

    By receiving and extending mentoring, Kevin has learned a lot about the need to help others understand WHO they are in Jesus and help them see their God-given value.  

  • Open

    Devotionals | December 10, 2018

    We lead like Jesus when we interact with people in God-honoring and people-honoring ways. But our outward behavior flows from a heart and mind that are being transformed by God’s Spirit at work within us. Nothing is off limits to His touch. He cares about your whole life—how you are doing personally, your public interactions, internal motivation and external behaviors, and your family and professional life—every part of every day. Will you open yourself to His love and leading? Will you receive the light and life He brings?

  • Woven In

    Devotionals | December 07, 2018

    Each gospel writer begins in a different way. Luke starts with the story of a priest named Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth. After a lifetime of faithfulness, they remained childless, a tragedy in the ancient world. If we didn’t know better, we would be tempted to think that Luke’s story is all about Zechariah and Elizabeth. Instead, Luke reveals how God weaves their story into His overarching plan for the universe. Will you let Him do the same for you?

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