• Heather Day

    Rest? Who Has Time for Rest?!

    Blog | Heather Day | March 20, 2015

    Between working full-time, having two young children, and a plethora of other commitments, I sometimes have trouble finding “alone” time. Perhaps you can relate.

    I’ll never forget one particularly long Saturday afternoon, when my patience was wearing beyond thin. Still in my pajamas and covered in filth, I decided to call up my go-to baby sitter: the Disney channel.  I parked my kids on the couch, and as soon as they were adequately mesmerized, I instructed the eldest, “Keep an eye on your brother…I just need a few minutes to shower.”

  • Megan Pacheco

    Genuine or Imitation?

    Will You Treasure Your Name?

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1-2

    Do you know the meaning of your name? Each of our names has its own special meaning, even though many parents today don’t pay much attention to it. Names used to tell so much more about a person.

    Some time ago, I was curious about my name. So I looked it up and found out that it means “pearl, the finest of things; the finest example of something.” Well, that’s nice!

  • Facing our Fears

    Blog | March 20, 2015

    Fear is everywhere. Turn on the television; pick up a newspaper; listen to the radio. It has a hold on us—one that won’t let go and that we cannot shake on our own. In a world full of uncertainty, it’s accessible and easy grab hold of. And fear, whether we realize it or not, directly affects our leadership. It urges us to trust its uncertainty rather than trusting in the assurance found in Christ.

    We need not search far to see fear’s destructive grip. But there is a better way—one that provides peace and happiness, joy and contentment.

  • One Size Fits All Leadership

    Blog | March 20, 2015

    On this first day of 2015, perhaps you’re already making plans for how you will become a better leader in the New Year.  Did you know? According to Forbe’s Magazine, approximately 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  Unfortunately, they also estimate only 8 percent of us keep them.

    So what’s the key to success?  It starts by honestly admitting to what hasn’t worked out in the past, and making simple changes to our behavior going forward.

  • When Pride Gets in the Way

    Blog | March 20, 2015

    It’s no secret that pridefulness is an undesirable trait. As children and adolescents, we are taught the importance of humility and reminded what arrogance can do to our hearts and minds. Yes, pride goes before the fall (Proverbs 16:18) — this we’ve been told time and again.

    But pride affects more than the individual, reaching far and wide to those in our circle of influence. This is never more evident than when we hold positions of leadership.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Are You Grounded in Reality? (Or Living a Fantasy?)

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    Imagine going to the doctor because you know something is not quite right, but before any tests are performed or before any careful evaluation is made, you’re sent home with a stack of prescriptions.

    Or, worse yet, imagine being told that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, so you should just move on and forget about the symptoms you’re experiencing.

  • Our Source of Security

    Blog | March 20, 2015

     The scent wafts past your nose, and you recognize it instantly. A hamburger—juicy, slightly greasy, and smothered in cheese, onions, ketchup, and mustard. Your mouth starts to water, a reaction that happens without prompting. There are certain things in life, like our favorite foods, that we crave just because they look, taste, smell, or feel good. Other things we long for because without them, our lives are little more than lackluster.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Permission to Fail

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    I remember it as though it were yesterday. I was just a few months into my first job and was trying really hard to prove myself. I finalized an advertising project for one of our new products and gave the publication the “green light” to print our two-page ad.

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