In struggling to overcome challenges at work, hope for work may feel distant.

Finding Hope for Work

In the midst of struggling to overcome challenges at work, hope for work may feel out of reach. But we have hope in Christ, and the season of Advent is a reminder of that. Isaiah paints a hope-filled and beautiful portrait of the coming Messiah. The Messiah will be powerful and approachable, an advocate and…

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Your Best at Work, Every Day, Every Moment

Your BEST at Work – Every Day, Every Moment

Every day, every moment, we have a choice. We choose what is deserving of our attention. We choose our focus. Consider your state of mind when attention goes to the barrage of emails in your inbox, to the problems you’re facing, to uncertainty about the future. Overwhelmed and under pressure, it can be difficult, if…

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Choosing to Rejoice When Times Are Tough

Choosing to Rejoice When Times Are Tough

No matter how much you love your job (and if you do, you’re in the minority), you will encounter frustration, difficulty and disappointment from time to time. People will let you down. Technology will fail you. And you will make mistakes – even fail – now and then. It’s common to respond with worry, complaining…

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What If Unity in Thought Wasn’t Homogenous?

Unity in the body of Christ is vital to the spreading of the gospel. It transforms our lives and the lives of those around us, deepening the work of God’s common grace – His blessing and goodness for all of humanity – in the world around us. In the beginning of Paul’s first letter to…

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Strength in Numbers

Human nature and culture encourage us to look out for our own interests. We can be tempted to put so much energy toward proving ourselves, toward reaching goals and climbing the corporate ladder that we become self-centered and leave others out. But no one can be successful alone. There is strength in numbers. We all…

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Redeeming Sleepless Nights

It is no secret that the demands of work, life and leadership are stressful. This is not a new phenomenon. David wrote Psalm 63 about 3,000 years ago, most likely when he was in the wilderness fleeing Absalom. But while sleep escaped him and the desert surrounded him, David cultivated a heart that was alive…

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One Day That Will Reignite Your Leadership as a Christian

Do you need a fresh vision for your work, for your leadership and for the role your faith plays in integrating them? Join us at the Workmatters Conference next Friday, October 11 in Northwest Arkansas, or stream it LIVE from your desk, conference room or wherever you are. The workshops and speakers will challenge and equip you to…

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How Do You Measure the 525,600 Minutes in a Year?

Most of us in the West are not farmers. The 525,600 minutes in a year are not measured by plowing, planting, waiting, and harvesting. But our seasons of life, the time we invest in ourselves, personally or at work, very much is defined by these activities. If you’re in a season of growth, you may not…

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A Message from Workmatters Conference Speaker, Nona Jones

The contrast between work and life on the outside is deep. So many find belonging in family, friend groups and church, but why does this sense of belonging feel so distant come Monday morning? What if community was something you could find regardless of location? Nona Jones was sought out by Facebook to become the global…

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Share Jesus in a Way That Resonates with Coworkers

Many of us desire to participate in the Great Commission and genuinely want to share what Jesus is doing in our lives. But how do we do that in the complex landscape of today’s workplace? Peter has wise counsel for us. His instruction highlights a posture of response. We are to be ready to give…

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What Our Speakers Have To Say About Time Management

What if your schedule was built around what you care about most? What if you found the “rare sweet spot” where your vision and values meet the time and energy needed to get things done? You can! At the Workmatters Conference, creative entrepreneur and focus expert, Shawn Blanc, will give a crash course on time…

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What Does It Mean to Be a “Christian” at Work?

A recent Gallup poll found that workers who are engaged in their jobs are 10 times more likely to consider taking creative risks at work than those who are actively disengaged. So how can you engage in work and inspire others to do the same? Does being a Christian give you an advantage? It might.…

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Title and Rank Are Meaningless

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt used because of your professional credentials? Maybe you’ve felt dismissed because of your limited resume. Too often, the ladder to success carries with it a temptation to discard those who lack the professional title to get us somewhere. And if we don’t keep it in…

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Philippians 4:9

Good Leaders Get the Job Done. Great Leaders Live On.

Have you ever had an incredible leader you wanted to emulate? What was different about this person that made you want to follow? Good leaders get the job done. But great leaders live on. You don’t need to look too far to find this in action. When we read about Jesus, all the good he…

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“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” –Proverbs 15:22

Wise Counsel Illuminates Blind Spots

The pressure is real to move quickly, be decisive and deliver answers fast. So it’s easy to feel compelled to take action before we’ve done our due diligence. Running new ideas and solutions by others takes time, and that time can be costly, right? The trouble is we can actually slow ourselves down by going…

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3 Keys to Winning Respect

Living in a way that commands the respect of outsiders – in this case, those who do not follow Jesus – is vital to the furthering of the gospel. The onus is on each and every one of us, too. People are watching how we live out our lives, how we get our work done,…

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“How Do I Center My Ambition on Christ?”

Discerning the voice of God from one’s own ambition is a challenge. However, it doesn’t need to be. Grabbing hold of God’s will for your life is neither a mystical nor aimless pursuit. Ambition, when the true motives behind it are checked against selfishness, is a godly pursuit. Humans were given the mandate to be…

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Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-lasting success is not a result of pedigree or family name. Not alma matter, or even lack thereof. Name recognition or who you know might give you a foot in the door, but making something useful of your career is up to you. You’ve got to do the hard things. Show up. Study hard. Work…

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“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

Extraordinary ideas and creative solutions will never take off with perfection at the helm. Why? Perfection is the enemy of great. Seeking to do things perfectly is a surefire way to hold yourself back from being innovative in ways that can lead to incredible results. For many of us, however, seeking perfection becomes the goal…

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Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

If your origin story seems small or even wrought with shame, don’t write it off. The key to sustained growth is not in abandoning your roots. When achieved, success is only part of your story. Faced with an impossible uphill climb to rebuild the temple, the prophet Zechariah implored the people of God not to…

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