• What’s in a Title?

    Blog | Karen McGuire | January 21, 2016

    President. Manager. Doctor. CEO. Teacher. Director.

    I recently led a devotion where I asked participants to name two professional titles they had held over the course of their careers. The professional titles were given in a matter-of-fact way that indicated little or no emotion or passion.

    On the second time around, I asked the group to each name two personal titles.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Call to Service

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | January 18, 2016

    On the third Monday in January, America celebrates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    For many, this day has become just another holiday; although not reaching the same level of commercialization. When was the last time you saw a television commercial for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Clearance Sale? Like Rodney Dangerfield, “it gets no respect;” but I don’t think Dr. King would mind. In fact, it even seems fitting, because this day is not about sales or profit margins; it’s about service.

  • 7 Ways to Shape Your Day with Values

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | January 14, 2016

    We all have an equal number of days in each year, and yet, it seems like those days clump together faster than ever to equal another year. Whoosh. Another year done – a new one beginning. Now what?

    Make every day worth more than the last.

    Let’s try a little exercise in choice.

    Consider this list of attributes from Galatians 5 – ones we can assume everyone would want to pursue:

  • There is a quandary faced routinely by upper management all across the corporate world. How can we develop today’s workers into tomorrow’s leaders?

    Scores of development programs are available to take on that issue, but Lead Like Jesus believes there is a better way—a spiritual approach, gleaned fresh from the pages of Scripture. A great example of a person who underwent God’s leadership development course is Moses.

  • Phyllis

    A Greater View

    Blog | Phyllis Hendry Halverson | January 06, 2016

    When my granddaughter, Abbey, was about two years old, she already loved going to the beach. My daughter and her husband would take her, and Abbey would be saying, “beach, beach” as soon as she saw the water. As they all three began to walk toward the ocean, Abbey would sit down with her sand bucket at the first tide pool, where the ocean had filled a small hole in the sand, content that she had arrived. She stopped short, seeing only the small pool when the entire ocean was available.

  • Pack Up, Make Room

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | December 29, 2015

    One of my Christmas traditions happens after the holiday hustle and bustle has calmed down. I anticipate the peace and quiet after the constant stream of seasonal visitors have gone home, and I’ve run out of creative ways to serve ham and turkey leftovers.

  • Heather Day

    The Miracle of Christmas: God with Us

    Blog | Heather Day | December 23, 2015

    There I sat in the family waiting room, an obvious outsider somehow dropped into this deeply personal moment. Not knowing what else to do, I made small talk with the four young girls, just trying to keep them calm as best as I knew how. When their mom walked in with the chaplain not far behind, we all knew what was coming; in the course of one afternoon, their lives would be changed forever. A father, a husband, taken.

    In the midst of the shock and grief, I was astounded at my friend’s unshakable confidence.