Perception

Last week a co-worker of mine shared with me a concern he had regarding my leadership style. The conversation went like this: “You know Melissa, you are too friendly with your Sailors.” Okay, it wasn’t much of a conversation as I simply sat there and received his honest assessment of my character. All I could do is say, “Thank you for that. However, not all leadership styles are the same, and I lead differently than most.”  Read more…


Refresh

 

We can experience God’s refreshing by rehearsing what He has already said. We do not need new revelations or divine visions or new truths; we just need to remember the Old. We are a forgetful people, and we need to be reminded. Read more…



Financial Peace

It seemed far-fetched for my husband and me to feel peace about our personal finance at one point in our lives. When our household income was significantly reduced during the global financial crash of 2008, we continued on a standard of living we could no longer afford. We precariously operated in denial until we hit the wall. And I remember the feeling of defeat permeating, paralyzed by our circumstances.


Are You A Part-time or Full-time Follower of Jesus?

By: Melissa Vaughan
 
Are you an unashamed, unabashed follower of Christ or do you sometimes conveniently leave your faith at the door depending on the circumstance? Do you struggle with being a “Follower of Christ?” I don’t know about you, but being in the military, I interact with people on a day-to-day basis who live their lives as though faith in God does not exist. Yes, I work with other believers, however, what happens on Sunday morning makes little to no difference in what goes on the other six days of the week. Being a follower of Christ is a difficult task, but God never meant it to be easy. He wants you and me to rely on Him in any and all circumstances fully. Read more…


Forgiveness

By: Ava Cabalza
 
Forgiveness, what does that actually entail? I used to forgive with significant reservations, being very leery of what the person might attempt to do to hurt me again. In the past, when I don’t forgive, I never felt guilty. I justified my decision by recounting all the other times this person wronged me, whoever happens to be on the other side of that fence. At times, I don’t forgive merely because I don’t want to give the wrong impression and be called irresolute.

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