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Ready? Set. Learn! Announcing: Re-Ignite U

Re-Ignite announces the establishment of Re-Ignite U! This online educational resource is designed to provide opportunities to learn and grow in faith and life–in a new season of life! Our first course is now available! The Re-Ignite Retreat (called Re-Ignite Online) can be experienced as an online video course–and is accessible anywhere in the world where [...]

By | 2018-09-07T14:23:12+00:00 September 7th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite the Church, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Ready? Set. Learn! Announcing: Re-Ignite U

Boomer Cousins

written by Leona Bergstrom, Director, Re-Ignite Reprinted from January 2016 Author's note: I originally wrote this piece on the day of my aunt's funeral. Since then, my cousins and I have shared in weddings, birthdays, funerals, babies, illnesses, transitions, and other challenging events. In light of the ups and downs of life, I'm writing this–well, [...]

By | 2018-08-06T13:47:18+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Boomer Cousins

Re-Ignite: Blasting Fire into the Embers of Boomers’ Lives

Several years ago, we lived in a 100-year-old house located in a Colorado ski-town. Nestled in the corner of our living room sat an old black coal-burning stove. Every night we would fill it with little pieces of kindling, strike a match, and start a small fire. When there was sufficient flame, we added large [...]

By | 2018-07-11T10:06:40+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Re-Ignite: Blasting Fire into the Embers of Boomers’ Lives

A Sad and Uncertain Saturday

written by Leona Bergstrom, Director, Re-Ignite Easter weekend is when Christians memorialize the death of Christ and celebrate his resurrection. Saturday is a particularly perplexing day. Sandwiched between a dark and solemn Good Friday service and the glorious dawn of Easter morning, Saturday is when communities hold lively egg hunts; offer photo ops with the [...]

By | 2018-03-26T10:23:14+00:00 March 31st, 2018|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on A Sad and Uncertain Saturday

Finding Your Voice with a Frog in Your Throat

After 27 years as the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire is out of a job. Following Jim Henson’s unexpected death in 1990, Kermit was recast with Whitmire as his voice. In many ways, he became Kermit. For Henson, the voice of Kermit wasn’t just a role for which to audition; it was an [...]

By | 2017-07-26T19:18:48+00:00 July 26th, 2017|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Finding Your Voice with a Frog in Your Throat

The Dust and the Sparkle

It’s relatively easy for me to picture the celebration surrounding Jesus’ birth. From live nativities to Christmas card sketches, there are plenty of models to prompt one’s imagination. We know it was a bit chaotic with dirty shepherds swarming into the birthing room, angels swirling above singing their hearts out, and a cacophony of animal [...]

By | 2016-11-26T16:36:36+00:00 November 26th, 2016|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on The Dust and the Sparkle

On This, We Agree

The arena is said to hold 18,000 and, from the looks of the lines, this crowd was going to pack it. As we stood along with others waiting for the doors to open, one thing was clear–these people were energized and focused. You could tell by the animated conversations and the messages emblazoned on their [...]

By | 2017-05-08T07:31:53+00:00 November 15th, 2016|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|2 Comments

FREE: Third Calling, Kindle Version

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AUGUST TWENTY-THIRD! Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life? by Richard and Leona Bergstrom, will be available FREE in Kindle Version on August 23rd (beginning at midnight PDT). Click here to order. Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life? is a powerful book about finding purpose, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T07:31:53+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on FREE: Third Calling, Kindle Version

Could It Be Another “Summer of Love?”

I am posting this article today, June 20, 2016 at exactly 3:34 PM Pacific Standard Time. What’s the reason for such precision? It is the exact moment when summer signals its arrival in North America–which, hopefully, includes Seattle where we live. This observation is particularly notable because as the sun takes its sweet time setting, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T07:31:54+00:00 June 20th, 2016|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on Could It Be Another “Summer of Love?”

Re-Igniting Passion and Purpose in Midlife

“What reason could God possibly have for sending a 60+ year-old woman to another country for fourteen days?” Paula, a newly retired teacher, repeatedly asked this question while traveling with us and several other boomers on a short-term mission trip to Nicaragua. Soon she would have her answer. One of our last stops was a [...]

By | 2017-05-08T07:31:55+00:00 April 1st, 2016|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life|3 Comments