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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Recent Revelations Lead Us Back to Trusted Pathways

  The recent news from our dear friends at Willow Creek is daunting to say the least. Who’d have thought we’d be dealing with the #MeToo movement in the church, never mind one of the country’s finest? But, we are facing this new reality and it shouldn’t really be too

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Lenten Desire: Recapturing The Present Moment

Have you given up or added anything to help you focus on the quality of your personal discipleship and spiritual formation this Lenten season? I was on the fence myself, right up to the last minute, but when I heard that one of the younger leaders we serve was giving up Facebook

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Steve Macchia

Steve Macchia

Founder & President

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 fifteen books, including the 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. “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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