Three Things I’ve Learned In 25 Years Of Mi...

October 20, 2016 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht

My loving and caring congregation recently honored me with a celebration of 25 years in the Holy Ministry. The celebration included Mexican food and a mariachi band. But that’s another story for another time. The highlight of the day was the worship that included every musical entity of our congregation, the presence of our District […]


Why Every Teen Needs A Mentor (Or Three)

October 19, 2016 | Posted by Eva Baker

A few years ago I signed up for a mentorship program that changed my life. Every year my mom and I attend a conference called FinCon for personal finance bloggers, and at the conference you can be paired up with a mentor for an afternoon. Ruth Soukup of Living Well Spending Less was my mentor in […]


I Have Called You By Name

October 17, 2016 | Posted by Randy Raasch

I am a relational person. I enjoy interacting with others. When I have a letter to send I usually walk to the post office and hand it to the person at the counter. On those rare occasions that I stop for fast food I avoid the drive thru and order from the counter. I have […]


The Perfect Gift

October 13, 2016 | Posted by Dominic Rivkin

Take a moment before reading the rest of this post to slow down. Concentrate on your breathing. A single breath is taken in, slowly and deliberately filling your lungs. A pause. Then an equally slow and deliberate exhale, focusing on letting the breath go. Have you ever thought of a breath as the perfect gift? […]


Why Laborers For Christ Can Be the Most Rewar...

October 11, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

The first day he worked alongside the men and women of LCEF’s Laborers For Christ, Colin Pay called his wife at the office, urging her to join them. “You have to be here at 4 o’clock! They all get together for fellowship, and it’s so cool!” Colin remembers telling Robin about the Laborers who were […]


Watch for God’s Moment

October 10, 2016 | Posted by Karl Galik

“You got stuck next to me, Preacher” said the heavily tattooed man – the only one in the room with his Indiana Jones hat still on his head. The title, “Preacher” seemed to be spoken with equal parts derision and annoyance. “Maybe we were destined to sit next to each other,” I said as I […]