The Crest Blog
“At just the right time … Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)
In the midst of the busyness and chaos of human history, God, at certain times, steps in “at just the right time.”
Christmas 2000 years ago was one of those moments. Life was going along normally when suddenly angels sang, a star appeared, a baby was born. Who could have guessed it would have been then, in this way that God showed up?
Gerald and Bev, friends of mine, take annual vacations to the Dominican Republic. There are two very different experiences that can happen in the DR – the tourist beach experience, and the real DR life. They left the tourist zone to visit the Anthony’s, a missionary couple who had been working in the DR for years, planting churches in the Santo Domingo area. They had been robbed three times, and like many others on the island have to carry pistols with them for self-defense! They requested that Gerald visit another missionary who was in prison there on the island, falsely charged with murder, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He had served five years, and had very few visitors.
By Dr. Dan Reinhardt The most common response to the question, “How are you?” is “Busy!” or even, “Crazy busy!” Our culture wears this as a badge of worth. The implication is that the busier we are, the more important we must be. Not true. Let’s be honest ... just...
I just didn’t get it. I’d watch the Canadian TV news, I could understand English just fine, but I didn’t get what the report was actually about – why the reporter was dealing with a particular issue, and why it was important enough to make the evening news.
How much do you know about your mission field?
I was caught by surprise with the question. Immediately my mind went to missionaries overseas in dangerous dark jungles, and that I was not a missionary.
Verdeen Bueckert, RN and CREST Board member, has done extensive exploration of research on drug therapies commonly prescribed for people in the second half of life. The results are rather alarming. These 10 Questions are based on published research in medical journals. Don’t skip this reading.
Mentoring is crucial – and even essential – for spiritual growth. However, there are two stubborn obstacles: finding a mentor and being a mentor.
Why is it so hard to sustain substantial long-term change for the better both in my personal life (e.g., losing weight), or in an organization?
One of the tell-tale signs that you are in the second half of life is your hair goes gray. Because it happens to most people, we think it is normal. But perhaps it’s not. Take a read here from one of our CREST bloggers, Verdeen. She is a registered nurse. This just might change your life (and hair) for the good!
~Dr. Dan Reinhardt, CREST President~
Eric Lowther is a CREST Board member and graduate of the CREST program. He has a heart for men busy in leadership, and needing a way to re-think life and leadership. Here is a new delivery method offered by CREST: