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About leona

Leona Bergstrom is a writer, speaker and consultant. She currently directs the ministry of Re-Ignite, a division of ChurchHealth. Passionate about inspiring her Boomer peers, Leona has written and developed Re-Ignite curriculum, co-authored Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?, manages a weekly blog, and contributes articles to magazines and newsletters. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Richard.

Third Calling Launches New Radio Broadcast

Beginning Thursday, June 22, 2019, Seattle radio station KCIS will broadcast Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life? This five-minute, 10-show series features co-authors Richard and Leona Bergstrom and is hosted by Mark Holland, KCIS Program Director. Tune in to KCIS AM630 (Seattle area) at 7:55 am every Thursday, or 1:45 [...]

The Retirement Reformation: Richard Speaks Out

Re-Ignite Directors, Richard and Leona Bergstrom, recently had the opportunity to participate in a unique three-day discussion called the Retirement Reformation Roundtable. Led by founder, Bruce Bruinsma, 15 ministry leaders from around the country addressed many issues and opportunities facing Christian retirees today. You'll hear more in the weeks to come as we unveil new initiatives [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:06:53-07:00April 11th, 2019|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on The Retirement Reformation: Richard Speaks Out

Today is International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. Every year since 1911, March 8 has been set aside to specifically honor the courage of women in all parts of the world. I was deeply moved this past week while watching the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony. Annually, the U.S. State Department  “recognizes women around the globe who [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:36:56-07:00March 8th, 2019|Re-Ignite the World, Third Calling|Comments Off on Today is International Women’s Day

Beauty for Ashes

It's finally March! Like most everyone across the country, we in the Pacific Northwest are ready to put away our snow boots and celebrate the coming of spring! March also ushers in the season of Lent–a solemn and reflective period leading up to Easter Sunday. On the first Wednesday of this month, many Christians around [...]

By |2019-03-02T10:14:39-07:00March 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Beauty for Ashes

Inside, Outside, Upside Down

When our children were small, we loved reading the delightful Berenstain Bears tale, Inside, Downside, Upside Down. Predictably, Little Bear crawled into a large cardboard box which Papa Bear was preparing to move. Turning it upside down, Papa Bear loaded it onto a dolly and then into the back of his pick-up truck. To the [...]

By |2019-02-20T13:32:33-07:00February 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Inside, Outside, Upside Down

LET’S!

“I have an idea.” These words come out of my mouth almost every day of my life. Those within hearing distance do one of three things. They either perk their ears ready to listen and engage, roll their eyes and run away or smile and say something like, “Well, that’s an idea.” I love envisioning [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:59:53-07:00February 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on LET’S!

Second Half Marriage: Grace, Grit and Giggles (Part 3)

For a sizzling second half marriage, you need...  Grace, Grit and Giggles Part 3: GIGGLES While grace and grit help a marriage survive; laughter and lots of giggles keep it alive. Ed and Elisa agree that nurturing humor and laughter is important. Elisa promised her husband she would do something to make him giggle every [...]

By |2019-01-19T10:37:10-07:00February 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Second Half Marriage: Grace, Grit and Giggles (Part 3)

Second Half Marriage: Grace, Grit and Giggles (Part 2)

For a sizzling second half marriage, you need...  Grace, Grit and Giggles Part 2: GRIT Katie and Jack, have been married just over 50 years and understand the ebbs and flows of life. “You can’t quit. You have to stick together,” they said with certainty. Then they added, “You must continually reconcile with each other [...]

By |2019-01-19T10:37:44-07:00January 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Second Half Marriage: Grace, Grit and Giggles (Part 2)

Second Half Marriage: Grace, Grit and Giggles

Part 1 of 3: For a sizzling second half marriage, you need...  Grace, Grit and Giggles Every year when we go out for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary, my husband asks our server the same question, “Do you know what happened on June 17, 1972?” Then with a wink and a smile, he quickly [...]

By |2019-01-19T10:38:27-07:00January 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Second Half Marriage: Grace, Grit and Giggles