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Is There A New Way of Living?

Knowing God’s will has been a keen interest for believers for centuries.   You’d think we would have it figured out by now. But the answer eludes us. We are not sure. So we keep peering into the mist.   What if that is intentional?   Perhaps God wants us to search …  ...

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Can the Will of God Change?

Wouldn’t it be great to actually hear God’s voice? Then following his will would be clear and easy. Or so I thought. We have several accounts in the Bible where people actually heard the voice of God. One of the most intriguing is recorded in Genesis 18. As the story...

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Crest Journey Series

3.0 Dreaming — While Wide Awake

Time flies so quickly, and at mid-life it seems to accelerate. It's hard to believe I've already...

2.5 Keeping Your Core Consistent

The time between the CREST Encounters is designed to be a time of reflection as well as...

2.0 Finding What Really Motivates You

Arriving at King's Fold for Encounter 2, I had a sense of anticipation. I was looking forward to...

1.5 The Advantage of a Guided Reflection

1.5 The Advantage of a Guided Reflection The New Year is often a time of reflection for many...

1.0 Apprehensive About the First Encounter

1.0 Apprehensive About the First Encounter … As I drove into the familiar parking lot at King's...

Shadows and Light Series

Shadows and Light 07: Fear Not

I was up the face of the cliff about 100 feet. I had joined the local Jerusalem rock climbing club...

Shadows and Light 06: Failure

We are all a mixed bag with shadows and light. We want to be light-bringers, but if we are really...

Shadows and Light 05: Functional Atheism

When I first read Parker Palmer’s phrase “functional atheism” applied to Christian leaders, I...

Shadows and Light 04: Chaos

Shadows and Light 04: Chaos This is #4 in a series on Shadows and Light in Leadership. We who are...

Shadows and Light 03: Battlefield

Welcome to our mini-series Shadows and Light in Leadership. Last time we talked about viewing life...

Shadows and Light 02: Metaphors For Life

"A leader is someone with the power to project either shadow or light on some part of the world...

Midlife Series

Creativity At Midlife

At mid-life you might be at the cusp of your best creativity, even though it may feel like a low...

A Surprise at Midlife

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt After decades of busy involvement, deep commitment, passionate vision … there...

If You’ve Been Thinking for Awhile…

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt If … You want to be confident you are in tune with what God has for you, a...

Midlife? Male? Something new for you …

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt For 10 years CREST has been hosting midlife leadership development groups...

A Surprising Learning in the Midst of Chaos

I’m not sure what I want, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be happy until I get it.

Midlife Paralysis

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt There are few things more terrifying than paralysis. I shudder when I hear of...

Leadership Series

Morning Matters

You’ve probably read it before:The first person you have to lead is yourself.Sounds...

What Every Leader Should Do Twice A Year

If I could show you how you could: Cut down your stress Increase your confidence Save you many...

Navigating “In Between”

By Jim Neudorf A job posting had come up and I was pursuing it.  The process was going like it was...

Your Mission in One Sentence

By Jim Neudorf How much do you know about your mission field? I was caught by surprise with the...

Mentoring

By Verdeen Bueckert Okay, so Yoda is not our mentor. But we would agree that mentoring is crucial...

Why Change is So Hard

By Dallas Bidell Why is it so hard to sustain substantial long-term change for the better both in...

The Jesus Way Series

Is There A New Way of Living?

Knowing God’s will has been a keen interest for believers for centuries.   You’d think we would...

Can the Will of God Change?

Wouldn’t it be great to actually hear God’s voice? Then following his will would be clear and...

How to Discern the Will of God

How do you discern or know God’s will? Making decisions that have the potential to...

The Heart of the Matter

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt The book of Proverbs is a collection of wise insights into life. Prov. 4:23...

When God is Silent

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt You’ve been praying earnestly about something … but there’s no answer. You...

A Window into Your Soul

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Down through the centuries Christians have found that certain practises have...

Self-Management Series

What To Do When Life Feels Like A Whirlwind

Terry C. Young, PhDAt mid-life one of our greatest challenges is figuring out how to...

How to get beyond New Year’s Resolutions

How to get beyond New Year’s Resolutions to an actual changed life The beginning of a new year is...

Everybody is Asking These Questions

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Here are questions everyone is asking. You may not phrase them exactly like...

How Character is Formed in Us

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Gerald and Bev, friends of mine, take annual vacations to the Dominican...

Crazy Busy

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt The most common response to the question, “How are you?” is “Busy!” or even,...

Why Change is So Hard

By Dallas Bidell Why is it so hard to sustain substantial long-term change for the better both in...

Health & Energy Series

10 Questions Before Taking a Cholesterol Lowering Drug

By Verdeen Bueckert Verdeen Bueckert, RN and CREST Board member, has done extensive exploration of...

Is Your Hair Trying To Tell You Something?

By Verdeen Bueckert One of the tell-tale signs that you are in the second half of life is your...

A Surprising Cause of Many Midlife Issues

In the second half of life you may be surprised to find yourself struggling. You haven’t dealt with issues like this before; but here they are, staring you right in the face …

Four Benefits of Giving Thanks

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  his love endures forever.” (1...

Age Backwards

Would you rather feel 80 or 25 at midlife? The choice might be on your dinner plate.

Keep your marbles longer

Midlife isn’t the beginning of the end. In fact, it can be the time you make your most valuable contribution.

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