Dr. Peter Kozushko is Senior Associate Pastor at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood, Oregon. He oversees the evangelism and discipleship ministries of the church that serves some 1,200 people. He equips and motivates members to understand, love, live, and share the true meaning of the Gospel. In the second half of life, we love good news. In fact, we crave it. It’s hard to imagine life without a reasonable dose of good news. There is news, then there is really good news. It should be no surprise that as a pastor Dr. Dan sees a strong connection between the really good news that God offers and being able to live a life of meaning and purpose. This is what he talks about on this show with guest Peter Kozushko. Just what is that really good news? And how does that help people live a life that matters?
One of the penetrating questions we need to ask ourselves is, “Why am I here?” Knowing the answer to that question makes all the difference in the world. It determines what we value and how we spend our time and our resources. Doug Hoffman tells of his journey in hearing God’s calling and what He is doing now in answer to that call. Listen for insights on how you can hear God’s calling, and how life changes in big ways when you answer. Doug Hoffman is former President and CEO or Wilco Farm Stores with 900 employees and 26 locations. How he developed leadership and relational skills, along with a heart of compassion, uniquely prepared him for what he is doing now “in retirement”. He now serves as Executive Director of Mercy, Inc., a global Christian organization creating healthy and thriving communities mentally, physically, and spiritually.
So, you take two imperfect people and put them together; what could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, lots! The two people are both, by nature, self-centered. Each wants their needs met by the other, and when they aren’t . . . there’s trouble. But there are ways to build a happy, fulfilling marriage. It’s not rocket science, but it is challenging. Here are some powerful insights. What Gil and Brenda share are critical components that are not obvious, but they’re also not optional.
Many people experience a turn of events that puts them on a path they never expected and wouldn’t have chosen. That’s when faith becomes very real, and it makes all the difference in the world. Hear this story about how their situation was like jumping off a burning building into the arms of a loving and faithful God.
Every day more than 350 American World War II Veterans die. And most of them take their stories with them to the grave. An enormous project called Veteran’s Legacies (www.VeteransLegacies.com) has been undertaken to gather as many Veterans’ stories as possible and give them a place to be told and properly honored. Gary Mortensen explains that this project is open to Veterans of all U.S. wars and conflicts. He also tells how others can help tell the story of a Veteran they know, and how those who love this project can help with their volunteer efforts.