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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

How to Have An Effective Meeting

Don’t kill your good people with bad meetings!A big mistake is not knowing what kind of meeting...

The Best Way to Motivate Your Team

Be the Most It is surprising when a bank makes you say, “Wow!” I recently stumbled across the...

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...

The Jesus Way Series

Practical Steps in Discerning the Will of God

When it comes to making major decisions the most common bit of advice I hear is, "Just pray about...

Emotions and Living in the Will of God

I was shocked to read that most executives make a hiring decision within five minutes...

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...

Self-Management Series

Do You Want A Better 2019? How To Stop Spinning Your Wheels

I’ve noticed there is no shortage of good ideas. What’s lacking is a plan that can actually get...

Do You Want A Better 2019? Deal with the Dragons

Life will have challenges Some people from a distance look like they have a wonderful life — no...

Do You Want A Better 2019? Start Right!

Last blog I talked about “stopping the train” and taking a personal retreat. This is especially...

Do You Want A Better 2019?

It happens every year … after all the rush of Christmas, January is suddenly here. It’s a new...

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...

Health & Energy Series

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Fall

Fall is a season that brings work. It's not the rest of the abundance of summer or the...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Summer

Summer is probably everyone's favourite season. Basking in the warmth of the sun! The...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Spring

Winter has the power for greater potential. There is power in winter that lays...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Winter

Winter, for many, is the least favourite season. It's cold, dull, gloomy, barren. The...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful.

As I look out the window, a cold front has come in bringing back Canadian winter. It's...

10 Questions Before Taking a Cholesterol Lowering Drug

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

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