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A Tale of Two Spires

written by Richard Bergstrom, D.Min. President, ChurchHealth Last week the world’s eyes were riveted on the Notre Dame Cathedral as flames engulfed the historic building. Thousands of onlookers gathered along the banks of the Seine River, gasping and crying in horror when the upper part of the 300-foot spire of this cultural and religious icon [...]

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

In Memory of Marcia Carol: “Singly Devoted”

This past week our friend Marcia Carol went to heaven. Her life and passing deeply impact people all over the world–we are no exception. Marcia was a follower of Jesus, a mom, grandma, friend to many, artist and missionary--and to us, she was a mentor. We share Marcia's story in nearly every Re-Ignite event or [...]

By |2018-10-29T12:38:57-07:00October 29th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on In Memory of Marcia Carol: “Singly Devoted”

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 |2018-09-07T14:23:12-07:00September 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 |2018-08-06T13:47:18-07:00August 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 |2018-07-11T10:06:40-07:00July 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 |2018-03-26T10:23:14-07:00March 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 |2017-07-26T19:18:48-07:00July 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 |2016-11-26T16:36:36-07:00November 26th, 2016|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on The Dust and the Sparkle