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Get in the Car?

I wanted to tell them to get in the car. It was time to go. But, they just stood there, waving me farewell with smug grins on their faces. My adult kids don't come home with me anymore–especially after a 40th birthday party. In fact, they have to get into their own kid-safe, kid-equipped SUVs and [...]

By | 2017-07-17T15:24:43+00:00 July 17th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Get in the Car?

Awakening a Dream

written by Dr. Richard Bergstrom President, ChurchHealth/Re-Ignite In our book, Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?, the chapter entitled “Awakening Your Dreams” ends with Leona’s wistful, yet earnest, question:  Ah, dreams, they can come true. Now, can we talk about my house on the beach? (pg. 45) Little did we [...]

By | 2017-06-26T09:32:25+00:00 June 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Awakening a Dream

The Wise Accusers

This morning I sat in my new quiet reading corner contemplating two thoughts slamming simultaneously into my mind and spirit. The messages came from different sources, yet they have coalesced throughout the day to remind me of a profound and important truth: I am wiser in the second half of my life. The first message [...]

By | 2017-06-13T10:23:21+00:00 June 13th, 2017|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|2 Comments

When God Stirs Your Nest

In writing and sharing our book, Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?, we meet numerous people who are feeling restless or are anticipating change. We know this time of life is filled with opportunities to explore new adventures and follow renewed calling. It is an extraordinary season, even though it [...]

By | 2017-06-05T16:19:34+00:00 June 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on When God Stirs Your Nest

The Anguish in Downsizing

In the next few weeks we will move to a smaller home. It is the perfect size–at least for this new condensed version of us. Downsizing is critical and practical; we won’t have the space to store piles or files. This is a painful process. We’ve cleared out “stuff” multiple times in our lives as [...]

By | 2017-05-12T09:45:39+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on The Anguish in Downsizing

Guest Post: Never Retiring from God’s Work

By Lari Kennedy Northshore Community Church, Kirkland, WA My husband, Erik, and I are working professionals and empty nesters. We’re the youngest of the baby-boomer generation, which means we’re not necessarily young, but neither are we old. Our kids are known as Millennials and we’re excited to be new grandparents. Besides everything else that we are, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T07:31:53+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Guest Post: Never Retiring from God’s Work

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 | 2017-04-15T08:40:02+00:00 April 15th, 2017|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on A Sad and Uncertain Saturday

Stoking the Fire

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 | 2017-05-08T07:31:53+00:00 March 29th, 2017|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|1 Comment

AN INSPIRING THIRD CALLING STORY

written by Richard Bergstrom, D.Min. Co-Director, Re-Ignite Recently we traveled to Denver to visit my mother-in-law who lives at Covenant Village of Colorado. To my surprise, I learned that a former professor at Westmont College (my alma mater) lives in the same retirement community. I arranged to meet Dr. David Neu and his wife, Karen, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T07:31:53+00:00 March 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on AN INSPIRING THIRD CALLING STORY

ON THE AIR! Radio Interview with the Bergstroms

Mark Holland from KCIS Radio (Seattle) interviewed Richard and Leona Bergstrom about their new book, Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life? Enjoy! The book and accompanying study guide can be purchased at Amazon.com

By | 2017-02-03T10:42:48+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Third Calling|Comments Off on ON THE AIR! Radio Interview with the Bergstroms