EXAMINING EXAMEN

“The beginning of a new year is an ideal time for pressing the pause button and reflecting on your life with God and others.” With January coming soon to a hard stop, I’m curious if you have had time to do some prayerful examen this month. The beginning of a

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ANOTHER YEAR IS DAWNING

In just a few days, 2018 will become a distant memory, overshadowed by the commencement of a New Year filled with promise and possibility. The ball will drop in Times Square and we will sing of the goodness and grace of our lives with God and in community with one

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O COME, O COME EMMANUEL

The season of Advent is filled with hope for the coming of Jesus, our promised Messiah. We wait with longing and anticipation for the day when we sing of his miraculous Incarnation – God coming to earth in the form of a baby, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born to

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A Table Blessing for Thanksgiving

Dear Lord, As we gather around this table of gratitude, we thank you for giving us the blessings of: Life…abundantly offered in Jesus Freedom…sacrificially attained by others Family…imperfectly bonded in love Friends…lovingly upheld by grace Work…meaningfully fulfilled in service Community…compassionately provided by kindness Church…missionally united in worship Forgiveness…freely graced by

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STEVE’S HEART BEHIND THE PROMISES OF CHRISTMAS

The Promises of Christmas was created for the busy believer who wants to find a few sacred moments to reflect on the true meaning of this holy season of the year. The advent of the baby Jesus wasn’t a last-minute idea. In fact, the coming of the Messiah in this

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WITH A GRATEFUL HEART: A TRIBUTE TO EUGENE PETERSON

He never forced his way on anyone, but instead, he kept his words, his life and his messages always invitational, gracious, warm, and deep. He was not perfect. He owned his weaknesses, imperfections, and vulnerabilities. His dress code was simple, his office was functional, his home was hospitably and spiritually

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Fall Foliage, Gas Leaks, Red Sox and The Soul

There have been several big news stories of late, including Hurricane Michael, Supreme Court nomination battle, and the horrible gas leaks in Merrimack County (MA). In addition, the usual news from our divided politicians in the nation’s capital, it’s election season once again, school’s back in full force, and the

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STEVE B-LOG: NEW MINISTRY YEAR

A NEW MINISTRY YEAR A switch gets turned on the day after Labor Day. I have seen it now for 40 years. Something changes in all of us when unofficial summer comes to an end. We now turn to becoming busier and more productive than we have been for the

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A Labor Day Prayer

A Labor Day Prayer Written by Norman Shawchuck (Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk With God, p. 310,311) and adapted by Steve Macchia My God, in these quiet moments I caught a glimpse of your vision for me. Inspire me, my God, to carry into the everydayness of my

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STEVE’S EXTRAS: CHOOSE JOY

  Joy, it’s often so elusive. Mostly because we equate it with happiness or we somehow have defined it only as exuberance of heart and voice. We wonder, can we experience joy more mild-manneredly? For many Christians, we devalue the word happy and elevate the word joy because we somehow

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Steve Macchia

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Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective),  Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn and twin grandsons, Aiden Joseph and Carson Stephen. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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