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Joy Through Struggle

By Jon Eckert, Ed.D. Easter is about joyful celebration that follows the darkest day of suffering in the history of humanity when Christ was crucified. Joy and suffering are intertwined in our experience of Easter. Joy and struggle are inversely related in that the depth of our struggle determines the peak of our joy. In James 1:2, we are told to “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many […]

Waypoints: Leveraging Feedback to Catalyze Growth

By John Walker, Ed.D. While there are many ways to define what a “waypoint” is, I love how the National Geographic (2023) defines a waypoint: “a waypoint is a reference point that helps us know where we are and where we’re going. Whether we’re driving, sailing, or flying, waypoints help us find our way.” If you are like me, you love working with a diverse group of people whom the Lord has placed in your […]