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Transition Season

Jay Hostetler, January 25, 2016 Do you see the dog in the far left corner of the picture? Her name is Riesling and she’s peeking through the fence.  Do you think she wonders if the “snow is whiter on the…

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The Right Team

Jay Hostetler, January 18, 2016 After a weekend of watching NFL Divisional playoff games, I am convinced that football is truly a team sport. At this time of the year teams are going deep into the depth chart to replace…

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Cultural Intelligence

Jay Hostetler, January 11, 2016 Over a decade ago, I made a transition from the West Coast to serve in a church in the Midwest. The cultural differences were dramatic but not overwhelming. There were many things about the “Midwest”…

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2016 New Beginnings

Donna Hostetler, January 3, 2016 Isn’t that the ultimate expression of our ministry focus?  New beginnings, new life, a new creation in Christ. All of our efforts are focused toward one goal—winning the lost, bringing hope to those without. At…

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A Child Noticed

Jay Hostetler, December 13, 2015 We recently hosted a Christmas party with a group of our former ministry staff and their families. The group of over 20 people enjoyed a fun evening of food, games and conversation. At the end…

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Thanksgiving

Donna Hostetler, November 24, 2015 Thanksgiving Days are usually filled with feasting. I love this time of the year and I love to bake, particularly pies.  Last year, Jay and I found ourselves eating hospital cafeteria food on this day…

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The Coaching Difference

Jay Hostetler, November 11, 2015 Last week Phil Mickelson parted ways with longtime coach Butch Harmon. During their many years together, Butch was instrumental in helping Phil with multiple tournaments including the iconic Open Championship. In golf there are a…

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Ministry Artifacts

Jay Hostetler, November 9, 2015 A recent article in Harvard Business Review grabbed by attention!  The article entitled, “The Evolution of Design Thinking” postulated that organizations have created designs that could be considered as “artifacts.” The author then says that…

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Why Not?

Jay Hostetler, November 2, 2015 I love the financial advisor commercial on TV where the kid continues to ask his dad “why not?” in relation to his dad’s working relationship with his broker. The “why not” question provokes feelings of…

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