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Who are Third Calling People?

Third Calling people are transformed. As a result of discovering their Third Calling, they've changed–from the inside out. Third Calling people are engaged. They find a need and meet it. They tap into their outrage, compassion and convictions and find ways to serve. They connect with others and work together to meet spiritual and social [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:02:28+00:00 March 13th, 2018|News, Third Calling|Comments Off on Who are Third Calling People?

A New Model for this Season

In our book, Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?, we propose we need an entirely new model for this season and adventure we call aging. We implore individuals, and our entire generation, to consider a Third Calling! You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build [...]

By | 2018-03-06T14:32:25+00:00 March 6th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on A New Model for this Season

My Encounters with Billy Graham

written by Richard Bergstrom, Co-Director, Re-Ignite March 1, 2018. As I write this, Billy Graham lies in honor at the U.S. Capital as thousands line up to pay their respects to the evangelist. Tomorrow the world bids farewell to him at a private funeral in North Carolina. It has caused me to reflect on two [...]

By | 2018-03-01T12:45:02+00:00 March 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on My Encounters with Billy Graham

The Time is Now

Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?  is a message to every person in our generation. We, the authors, are Boomers. Born in the 1950's, we belong to a great generation recognized for its size, strength and attitude. Historically known for being counter-cultural, we have challenged society's expectations for how we act, [...]

By | 2018-02-26T13:24:06+00:00 February 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Time is Now

Purposeful Perseverance

Like millions of others around the globe, we are spending most of February glued to the television watching the 2018 Winter Olympics. The games are exhilarating, inspiring, nerve-wracking, frustrating, and sometimes heartbreaking. The athletes who win the coveted medals share something in common with leading-edge Boomers: A quest to succeed in fulfilling their calling. It is [...]

By | 2018-02-21T09:37:55+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Purposeful Perseverance

Take a Break!

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 | 2018-01-24T12:02:59+00:00 January 24th, 2018|News|2 Comments

Lessons from Desert Christmas Lights

I love Christmas lights. I always have. As a reward for my spectacular performance as a singing bell in the Sunday School Christmas program (or equally prestigious Christmas character), my parents would take us to see the incredible Christmas lights in downtown Denver. My favorite was the Civic Center where colorful spotlights illuminated a variety [...]

By | 2017-12-01T17:08:58+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Lessons from Desert Christmas Lights

A Large Amount of Gratitude

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. (From Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne)  I’m envious of Piglet. Even though small, his penchant for giving thanks fills his little heart and life. Since I have six grandchildren, I read a lot of Winnie [...]

By | 2017-11-20T09:59:59+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on A Large Amount of Gratitude

The Destructive Power of Comparison

How does it feel to stand next to the prettiest girl at the prom? My poise deflated like a punctured Mylar balloon. The question may sound like an old high school memory, but no, it was asked a few days ago while I was standing at our Third Calling book table. As participants of a [...]

By | 2017-11-06T13:29:49+00:00 November 6th, 2017|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on The Destructive Power of Comparison