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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 [...]

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

BREAKING NEWS: Santa Claus Announces He is Retiring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  NORTH POLE. 12.28.18 Santa Claus announced he will retire as of December 31st. After centuries of bringing Christmas cheer to millions, he will officially “hang it up this year,” and we’re not talking about his stockings.  Richard Bergstrom of Re-Ignite U obtained this exclusive interview with Santa today. Richard- Is it true [...]

By |2018-12-28T16:43:23-07:00December 28th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|2 Comments

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”

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 |2018-10-17T15:39:09-07:00October 17th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on LET’S!

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

Consider a Gap Year!

I turned in my notice today. I’m retiring! Tonight’s discussion could not have come at a more perfect and necessary time. We gathered around the fireplace in our friends’ cozy living room to lead a Third Calling Conversation.* Nancy introduced herself and shared the news–she was leaving a 40-year career as an Intensive Care nurse. [...]

By |2018-07-05T14:41:25-07:00July 5th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Consider a Gap Year!

Finding “His Way”

My Grandma Thomas deeply influenced my life. During my childhood, I was privileged to live next door to her and my Grandpa. They were farmers and were well-known for the fruit of their labor– luscious strawberries, raspberries, corn, and Kentucky Wonder beans. I learned from them to value hard work, family, and faith. Mostly faith. Today [...]

By |2018-06-25T10:22:07-07:00June 25th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|1 Comment