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GREAT NEWS! We moved our Israel-Jordan Trip Date to: Oct. 27 – Nov. 7, 2018

 Due to circumstances we had to change our Holy Land Trip to Oct. 27-Nov. 7. Many of you told me they would prefer to go in the fall, so now you can!
So now you can join our amazing adventure to the Holy Land – Israel & Jordan, Oct. 27-Nov. 7, 2018.

I will be hosting an information meeting this Sunday morning, March 11, for those of you interested in joining us for an Adult Discipleship Tour to the Holy Land: Israel and Jordan, to walk in the footsteps of the Jesus, Moses and the Apostles.

A trip to the Holy Land is like no other. The words of the Book seem to jump off of the page and take on living color. They become charged with sights, sounds and smells, and the experience will be re-lived every time you open the Bible to familiar stories that were once only two dimensional. Wherever you turn, from the Sea of Galilee to the Old City in Jerusalem, the Land displays evidence of God’s presence, His miracles and His plans. Walk where Jesus, Moses and the Apostles walked, and experience a trip that will stay with you for a lifetime.

We have added a special extension to this trip into the historic land of Jordan. We will proceed along the Exodus route to Wadi Rum, along the King’s Highway into the heartland of Midian, which played a crucial part in early Israel’s faith (Exodus 3: 1-18). We will go up to Petra, and visit the famous Royal Tombs of Petra.

The information meeting is this Sunday, March 11 at 10:30a, in the Connection Corner at NCCTK – North County Christ the King in Lynden, WA. NOTE: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, but want information on the trip, send me an email at, and I will email you the trip brochure. I hope you will consider joining us for this life changing trip.

Hey Whatcom County Peeps – Want to Find a New Career?

I’m offering my one night “Finding the Right Career for You” class through Whatcom Community College, next Monday night, Jan. 22 @ 6:00p. I’m offering this class (normally $510) one time this Winter through Whatcom Community College for only $49!! And there’s still room! If that’s of interest, read the description below and
sign up online today.
I hope to see many of you there.
Here’s the description:
Finding the Right Career for You 
When it comes to your career, do you feel like a left-handed person in a right-handed job? Are you trying to decide on an educational program that matches your strengths? Are you restless to find meaningful work that resonates with your heart? Join us to discover your “core wiring” and explore finding a great “fit” to experience your life callings. You will be guided by one of the top career coaches in the Northwest—Mark Warren, The Calling Coach.
W8234 / 1 session $49
6:00 – 9:00 PM MON: 1/22 Warren
WCC – Foundation 201C

Merry Christmas and a Focused New Year in 2017

The Danger of Following (only) Your Passion

I have shared a maxim in my workshops and coaching for years: The marketplace doesn’t pay for passion, it pays for talent.

Whether I am coaching a college student trying to find a major that “fits”, or a Baby Boomer on finding their “dream job”, it never ceases to capture my attention how deeply THE myth has captured the minds of so many. The myth: follow your passion, and the money will follow. Actually, passion can help you think about “where” to focus your time, money and energy, but it doesn’t answer the “what” you will do when you get around your passion. The “what” is your core talents and strengths. Identify your innate talents and develop those talents with discipline and focus. Then, if you are able, use those developed talents in an area of passion.

Watch as Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, gives his take on the danger of following your passion.


Pete Carroll on Building a Culture of “Grit”

For you Seahawks fans (and non-Seahawks fans) here is an enlightening discussion between Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, and author/researcher Angela Duckworth about creating a culture of “grit.”

May 19th 2016 - Town Hall Meeting featuring Pete Carroll and Angela Duckworth

May 19th 2016 – Town Hall Meeting featuring Pete Carroll and Angela Duckworth

Duckworth is known for her research on “grit” and connected with Pete Carroll early on in his Seahawks’ career. This also provides some alternative insights for assessing and recruiting people and talent to your organization.